Edith Harrison Sanders
January 21, 1921 – June 5, 2021

Funeral services for Edith Harrison Sanders will be held at 3:00 p.m. on Tuesday, June 8, 2021, at the Chapel of Clark Funeral Home, Cairo, GA.  Rev. Jimmy Ausburn will officiate.  Services will conclude in the chapel.  Private interment will be in Tired Creek Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery, Whigham, GA.  Mrs. Sanders passed away peacefully on Saturday, June 5, 2021, in Bainbridge, GA at the age of 100.

Mrs. Sanders, the daughter of the late Gus and Ocie Johnson Harrison, was born on January 21, 1921.  Mrs. Sanders married R.W. Sanders on July 13, 1940; they were married 52 years until his death on March 13, 1993.  She was the oldest living member of Magnolia Baptist Church, Whigham, GA.  Her church, family and friends were all very special to her. She was a homemaker and worked at the IGA Deli in Cairo for many years; she loved to cook and will always be remembered for her famous chicken and dumplings.  In addition to cooking, she enjoyed being with family most of all.

Survivors include: daughter-in-law, Marlene Sanders of Whigham, GA; grandchildren, Dana Strickland (Earl) of Whigham, GA, Kelley Poitevint of Whigham, GA, Misty Elliott of Huntsville, AL, Robbie Sanders (Jessica) of Sale City, GA, Jason Sanders (Olivia) of Cairo, GA, and Stacey Sanders (Rachel) of Cairo, GA; great-grandchildren, Brandon Poitevint, Ben and Catie Elliott, Ben and Cassidy Strickland, Trinity Sanders, Allayna, Gracie, Lynlee Sanders, C. J. and Raevan Edwards; and a host of nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband, R.W. Sanders, children, James, Bobby and Max Sanders, great-grandchild, Gabriel W. Sanders; her brothers, Lester “Buddy” Harrison, Omar Harrison, and Grady Harrison; sisters, Myrtice Jowers, Grace Gainous, Emmie Jewel Sumner and Bonnie Gregory.

The family would like to thank the Staff of Bainbridge Health and Rehab and Joanna Eubanks of Kindred Hospice for loving our Grandmother as much as we did.

Memorial donations may be made to Magnolia Baptist Church, P. O. Box 377, Whigham, GA 39897; or Kindred Hospice, 432 E. Shotwell St., Bainbridge, GA.

The family will receive friends at Clark Funeral Home on Tuesday, June 8, 2021, from 2:00 p.m. until 3:00 p.m.


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