Margaret Sanders (1934 - 2014)

  • "A lovely lady who will be sorely missed"
    - maurice johnson
  • "Worked with Marge for years at NADEP. The world has lost a..."
    - Jim Hardy
  • " Our lives are fuller because of you. You will be missed...."

Margaret E. Sanders

March 25, 1934

July 19, 2014

Margaret was born in Big Springs, TX. March 25, 1934 to Paul Stadler Ellis and Mazzie Wright Ellis. She was a 1952 graduate of Tate High School. She married James D. Sanders on Feb. 28 1960 who survives her (54 years of marriage). They reared four sons, Kenneth M. Sanders, Robert C. Sanders, Carl D. Sanders, and Byron J. Sanders in the Elsanor Community where she was also active in volunteering. After retiring from a lengthy civil service career with the Naval Aviation Depot, Pensacola, FL where she served with the public affairs officer, she continued to work for the Providence Family Medical Center. She shared a love for decorating cakes, writing stories, painting, and sewing with family and friends. Her siblings and she were very close: Alvin D. Ellis (deceased), Paula E. Nighbert of Hilliard Florida; Charles E. Ellis of Cantonment Florida, and James Ellis of Fredericksburg Texas. Her ten grandchildren called her "Gink": Thomas, Hannah, Marrah, Joseph, Aaron, Emily, Adam, Maria, Curry, and Robert Jr. She was a long-time member of Little Flock Primitive Baptist Church, Molino Florida and loved to sing from the "Old School Hymnal".

A Memorial Service to celebrate the life of Margaret E. Sanders, 80, at Faith Chapel Funeral Home North, Cantonment, Florida, on Saturday, August 2, at 11:00 a.m.

FAITH CHAPEL FUNERAL HOME NORTH, 1000 Hwy 29S, Cantonment, FL is in charge of arrangements. You may express your condolences online at

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1000 Highway 29 Cantonment, FL 32533
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Published in Pensacola News Journal on Aug. 1, 2014