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Myra Elizabeth Wright Sanders

January 31, 1939 — April 19, 2023

MYRA ELIZABETH WRIGHT SANDERS

Let not your heart be troubled: ye believe in God, believe also in me. In my father’s house are many mansions: if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you. And if I go prepare a place for you, I will come again, and receive you unto myself; that where I am, there ye may be also. – John 14:1-3.

The Funeral Professionals of S.L. Booker Family Funeral Services, pauses at this time to pay Tribute To The Life, Legacy & Love of The Beloved Myra Elizabeth Wright Sanders. Our Words May Not Suffice To Express The Heartfelt Sorrow That We Share With You During This Your Most Difficult Hour. May Your Family Forever Remain Strong Together And Share In The Journey To Finding Peace After This Difficult Loss.

The Professional Services for Ms. Sanders are Hereby Announced.

Myra Elizabeth Wright Sanders was born in Hammond, La to the late Annie B. Jackson Wells and Wesley Pap Wright Sr. on January 31, 1939. She was the third of seven children in the family.

Myra was joined in Holy Matrimony to Roy Sanders Sr. July 17, 1957, and to this union four children were born. Roy N. Sanders Jr., Jacqueline F. Sanders, Dwana M. Sanders and Gwendolyn Sanders.

Myra was educated in the Tangipahoa Parish School. She was later employed by Southeastern Louisiana University for 20 years. She then moved on to be a homemaker helping raise many families in the community, including her bonus children Dr. Will and Betsy Kophler. Myra enjoyed cooking, sewing and cleaning. She was known for her famous dressing recipe. Everyone around the neighborhood had to have it. Myra was a sweet and affectionate person. She loved everyone and embraced them with her sweet hugs and kisses. 

Her light will continue to shine on in the memories cherished by her three daughters, Jacqueline, Dwana, and Gwendolyn Sanders of Hammond, La. Four grandchildren, La’Troya Sanders, Taj Banks Sr., Jay’ Lan and Jaci Legard all of Hammond, La. Two great grandchildren Taj Banks II and Onni Turner both of Hammond, LA. One sister Clara Carter of Kenner, La. One brother William White Sr. of Baton Rouge, La. And one best friend Ora Smith of Hammond, La.
 

She is proceeded in death by her husband Roy N. Sanders Sr., parents Annie B. Jackson Wells & Wesley Pap Wright Sr, son Roy N. Sanders Jr., one grandson Tory Sanders Banks and a host of grandparents, siblings, nieces and nephews.

A visitation will be held on Saturday, April 29 from 9:00 A.M. until the Celebration of Life at 10:00 A.M. at ReVision Church, 118 N. Scanlan Street, Hammond, LA. Interment will be at Rose Memorial Park Cemetery, 908 Western Avenue, Hammond, Louisiana. Pastor Jarvis Crockerham, Senior Pastor and Rev. Michael Jackson, Officiating.

The Excellent Care and Professional Services are entrusted to S.L. Booker Family Funeral Services, LLC., (985) 888-0978


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And I heard a voice from heaven saying unto me, Write, Blessed are the dead which die in the Lord from henceforth: Yea, saith the Spirit, that they may rest from their labours; and their works do follow them.

~ Revelations 14:13 KJV~

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Service Schedule

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Wake for Myra Elizabeth Wright Sanders

Friday, April 28, 2023

3:00 - 6:00 pm (Central time)

S.L. Booker Family Funeral Services, LLC.

1105 West Morris Avenue, Hammond, LA 70403

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Visitation for Myra Elizabeth Wright Sanders

Saturday, April 29, 2023

9:00 - 10:00 am (Central time)

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Celebration Of Life for Myra Elizabeth Wright Sanders

Saturday, April 29, 2023

10:00am - 12:00 pm (Central time)

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Interment for Myra Elizabeth Wright Sanders

Saturday, April 29, 2023

12:00 - 12:30 pm (Central time)

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