Funeral services for Sandra Sanders Jones, 74, of Edgewood, were held Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2019, at the First Baptist Church in Edgewood. Burial followed at Oak Hill Cemetery. Services were under direction of Hiett’s LyBrand Funeral Home. She passed away Feb.1, 2019, in Tyler.
She was born Dec. 16, 1944, to Elgin Sanders and Fern Turner Sanders. She is a lifelong resident of Edgewood, graduating from high school in 1963.
She attended East Texas State University and Tyler Junior College where she was a member of the Apache Belles squad team.
She was employed in the insurance industry for a short time but later was employed with the Edgewood Independent School District for many years.
She also loved working all the Bulldog sporting events selling and receiving tickets. She had a love for all animals and her children referred to her as the unofficial veterinarian of Edgewood. She was a loving grandmother and never missed an event that involved her grandchildren. She was a lifelong member of Edgewood First Baptist Church.
She is preceded in death by her parents, Elgin and Fern Sanders.
She is survived by her son, Kyle Jones and wife, Lindsay, of Van; daughters, Tami Winkelmann and husband, Bruce, of Hideaway Lake, and Jill Phillips and husband, Jim, of Hideaway Lake; grandchildren, Nicole Webb and husband, Caleb, of Tyler, Sydney Dearick and fiancé, Blade, Healey, Jace Phillips of Hideaway Lake, Maci, Landry and Turner Jones, all of Van; and many other relatives and friends.
In lieu of flowers the family requests that you make donations to the Canton Animal Shelter: 320 Arnold Paul Rd., Canton, 75103.