Dick Ellen Sanders

Published 12:00 am Sunday, November 30, 2014

Dick Ellen “Dickie” Sanders, 83, of DeRidder
passed from this life on Monday, Nov. 10 in DeRidder.
Dickie was born on Wednesday, Aug. 26, 1931 to Freeman and Opal Anderson Darwin in Shreveport. She lived most of her life in DeRidder. She was an active member of the First Baptist
Church of DeRidder and taught Sunday School for every age group at one time. She enjoyed traveling with the church, especially to Branson, Missouri. Dickie was a member of the “Joy Singers” at the church and for many years she was involved in the
decorating and performances of “The Living Christmas Tree”. She was a homemaker but had also served as a child care provider for over ten years at Beauregard Memorial Hospital. She was an avid gardener and an accomplished artist and she ministered to
many, many people in their time of need.
Dickie is survived by her children, Ralph Sanders and wife Nancy of DeRidder, Susie Cooper and husband Tim of Rosepine, Gary Sanders of McKinney, Texas and Andy Sanders and wife Deanna of Frisco,
Texas; one sister, Martha Palmer of Leesville; six grandchildren, Laurie Reed, Casey Sanders, Kade Cooper, Ellen Fisher, Theresa Sanders and Anna Sanders; and five great-grandchildren, Macy Tate, Eli Reed, Dylan Cooper, Leon and Amos Fisher.
Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, Nov. 12 at 11 a.m. at Labby Memorial Funeral Home in DeRidder with Rev. Jerry Masters officiating. Burial will follow at Cooper Cemetery under the direction of Labby Memorial Funeral Home of DeRidder.

Visitation will be held on Wednesday, Nov. 12 at 9 a.m. until the time of the service at Labby Memorial Funeral Home in DeRidder.
The family wishes to express their heartfelt appreciation for the kindness and excellent care
our mother and grandmother received during her time at Westwood Manor. We were comforted in knowing she received the best of care. Thank you to all the staff who loved and cared for her. A very special thank you to Dr. Henry Carter and Dr. Chris
Granger for your kindness and excellent care of our mother. The family requests donations be made to the First Baptist Church of DeRidder Building Fund, the Baptist Children’s Home or the Alzheimer’s Association at www.alz.org. Words of comfort may be shared with the family at www.labbymemorial.com.