Ruth Elizabeth Brown Sanders, 82, of Sopchoppy, peacefully left us and went to be with her Heavenly Father, on Oct. 18, 2013 at Tallahassee Memorial Hospital with her husband and family at her side.
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She was born March 3, 1931, in Saginaw, Mich., but was a lifelong resident of Wakulla County. She was a member of Panacea Full Gospel Assembly Church for 17 years. She loved attending church, cooking, canning, and spending time with her husband, family and friends. She will be remembered for her loving care and faith she shared with all who knew her.
Survivors include her loving husband of 50 years, Clarence Sanders Jr.; sons, Mike Musachio of Sopchoppy, and Billy Joe (Tammie) Sanders of Woodville; daughters, Deborah (Eric) Boutwell of Tallahassee, Mary Beth Sanders of Orlando; 10 grandchildren, Michael (Devon) Connell, of Tampa, Stephanie Connell of Havana, Melissa Boutwell of Americus, Ga., Justin Sanders of Tallahassee, Jessica Manning of Orlando, C. J. and Amber Richards of Crawfordville, Morgan and Dalton Gray, and Cole Sanders of Woodville; six great-grandchildren, Eliza and Tripp Connell, Julian and Marra Richards, Christian Bradfield, and Justin Sanders Jr.; and a sister, Doris (Donald) Goetz of California. She will be missed by her family and a host of friends, and, loving, supportive cousins, nieces, nephews, brothers- and sisters-in-law, and families in Michigan, California, Georgia, Tennessee, Louisiana and Florida.
She was predeceased by her parents, Martin and Mary Bedelia Harmon Brown; sisters, Julie Reinke, Virginia Ferguson and Mary Brown; and grandparents George and Emily Elizabeth Waters Mohan.
The family received friends at 10 a.m., Monday, Oct. 21, 2013 at the Panacea Full Gospel Assembly Church followed by a Celebration of Life service at noon, with Pastor B.B. Barwick and Brother Munroe Gill officiating. Internment followed at Clarence N. Sanders Family Cemetery in Sopchoppy.
Forbes Funeral Home in Macclenny provided the arrangements. Guestbook at http://www.forbesfuneralhome.net.
Forbes Funeral Home
380 North Lowder Street Macclenny, FL 32063
Published in The Wakulla News on Oct. 31, 2013