Alice Lacy Sanders, 83, of Fredericksburg went to be with the Lord Monday, February 11, 2013 at Mary Washington Hospital.
She was born January 16, 1930 at the Lacy Mill House in Spotsylvania, Virginia. She was the daughter of William Otis Lacy and Lena Brooks Lacy and was one of 15 children. She took her first job as a teenager at F.W. Woolworth where she met the love of her life.
Mrs. Sanders was a loving wife and a stay at home mother for many years. After proudly earning her GED, she worked in retail for Heel-N-Toe, J.C. Penney, The Scotsman and the A&N stores in Fredericksburg. She was a long-time member of Falmouth Baptist Church and an active volunteer for the American Cancer Society.
Mrs. Sanders is survived by her husband of 66 years, Charles Everette Sanders, Sr. She is also survived by her three sons and two daughters, Charles E. Sanders, Jr. and wife Linda of Lynchburg, Janice S. Bock and husband Cyrill of Stafford County, David A. Sanders and wife Deborah of King George County, Donald A. Sanders and wife Elizabeth of Stafford, and Jeanenne L. Griffin of Stafford; sister, Mary Lacy Byrd of Virginia Beach; ten grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews who all loved her dearly.
The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 pm Wednesday, February 13 at Covenant Funeral Service, Fredericksburg.
A funeral service will be held at 10 am Thursday, February 14 at the funeral home chapel. Interment will follow in Sunset Memorial Gardens.
Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association, Memorials Processing Center, PO Box 5216, Glen Allen, VA 23058.