The Palestine Herald, Palestine, Texas

November 22, 2013

Cindy Sanders

Palestine Herald-Press

Mary LuCinda (Cindy) Sanders, 66, of Grapeland, Texas passed away on Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2013.

Cindy was born in Gause, Texas on April 12, 1947 to Mary Hernandez and Z.T. Johnson. She married her best friend James C. Sanders Jr. on Nov. 5, 1994.

She was a beloved member of the community and could frequently be found smiling at the cash register at the Walmart in Palestine. Cindy was quite the hog hunter and has been known to shoot with the best of them. She had a passion for quilting and was one of the best cooks this side of the Mississippi. She enjoyed spending her off time spoiling all of the grandkids and great-grandkids as well as giving Jim an incredibly hard time.

Cindy was preceded in death by her father Z.T. Johnson; brother, David Johnson; father-in-law, James C. Sanders Sr.; stepfather, Simon Hernandez; and sister-in-law, Georgia Johnson.

She is survived by her husband, James C. Sanders of Grapeland, Texas; mother, Mary Hernandez; mother-in-law, Wilma Sanders of Crockett, Texas; sister and brothers, Carol McDaniel of Rockdale, Texas, Calvin Johnson of Crockett, Texas, Robert Johnson of Wichita, Kansas, William Johnson of Keller, Texas, Darrell Johnson of Milano, Texas, Curtis Johnson of New Braunfels, Texas; her nine children, Cathy and Travis Phillips of Santa Fe, Texas, Jeri Lynn and Tracy Clark of Bacliff, Texas, Shane and Kelley Woods of Dickinson, Texas, Kim Sides and John Paul Salano of San Leon, Texas, Allison and Chris Marks of Diamondhead, Mississippi, Todd and Amanda Carson of Pasadena, Texas, Chris and Lana Sanders of Friendswood, Texas, Judy and Tracy Myers of Pearland, Texas, and Carol and Cecil Almendarez of Friendswood, Texas. She also is survived by 24 grandkids and two great-grandkids.

A memorial service will be held at Herrington/Land of Memory Funeral Home in Palestine on Saturday Nov. 23, 2013 from 1 to 3 p.m.

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