Lenora "Lynn" Sanders

September 11, 1929March 31, 2019

Lenora (Lynn) Cooke Sanders was a woman who loved to study the Bible and grow beautiful plants in her yard. She was a tireless teacher of God’s Word to a women’s Sunday School class at Central Baptist Church for over fifty years. Lenora (Lynn) Cooke Sanders was born in Driscoll, Texas to Lenora and Jesse Cooke on September 11, 1929. She passed away in Baytown on March 31, 2019. She graduated from Beeville High School and attended Southwestern University in San Marcos. Lynn was married to Aubria A. Sanders on May 28, 1948 and they enjoyed 69 years of marriage before his passing in 2017. Lynn enjoyed teaching a ladies Sunday School class at Central Baptist Church in Baytown, and she served as church librarian and was active in mission organizations. Many times she would serve as the Bible Study Leader. Her gardening skills were second to none and always seemed to revive the most barren little twig. Her Easter lilies would bloom profusely at Easter as did the poinsettias at Christmas. She enjoyed seeing the results of hard work with her plants and often shared them with friends and family. She is preceded in death by her parents; her sisters, Edna Cooke Smith, Jesse Lee Cooke, and Mary Etta Cooke; and her husband, Aubria A. Sanders. Lynn is survived by her sons, Gregory Sanders of Los Angeles, CA, and David Sanders and his wife Teri, of Baytown. She is also survived by her great niece Margo Moore and her husband Mike of Corpus Christi, and a special “daughter” Jennifer Bishop of Trussville, AL. The family would like to thank Gail for help through the last two years. She helped greatly with Aubria’s time of illness and passing, and the time after. Services will be held at Navarre Funeral Home Chapel on Friday, April 5, 2019 at 10:00 a.m. with a greeting time beginning at 9:00 a.m. Words of comfort may be shared with the family at


  • Lenora and Jesse Cooke, Parents Deceased
  • Edna Cooke Smith, Jesse Lee Cooke, and Mary Etta Cooke, Sisters Deceased
  • Aubria A. Sanders, Husband Deceased
  • Gregory Sanders, and David Sanders and his wife Teri, Sons
  • Margo Moore and her husband Mike, Great Niece
  • Jennifer Bishop, Special "Daughter"


  • Visitation Friday, April 5, 2019
  • Funeral Service Friday, April 5, 2019
  • Committal Service Friday, April 5, 2019

Lenora "Lynn" Sanders

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Robin Herring

April 8, 2019

Lynn Sanders was a very precious child of God, lady and friend. She was still active in her church's bible study, with assistance from Larry and Linda Brennan. One was truly blessed to sit in on her bible study, when she had been able to to teach. She loved her family, friends, and church family.

Jennifer Bishop

April 5, 2019

Your service is going on as I type, Lynn. Greg, David, and Teri have been in my prayers throughout the night and will continue to be throughout this day and the weeks to come.
How blessed and humbled I am that out gracious God allowed me to know you, Lynn. You have impacted my life, eternally, like few others. You’ve taught me so much about true Faith, and about love and mercy, grace and kindness. You were a constant in my life, someone who accepted my own love without reservation and who loved me back without conditions. Your wisdom was readily shared but never “pushed”. And your gentle and quiet strength was such a gift.
How much you loved your family! I loved your frequent updates on Greg and David and Teri. You were so grateful for and proud of each of them!
But how much you missed your Aubria, Lynn! We talked and cried at length about this the night before God called you Home. You truly longed to be with him again. I am so grateful I was privileged to witness your love for one another and for your Lord throughout my life. You were truly one in spirit and soul. And even as I grieve from missing you, I rejoice knowing that you two are reunited now in your eternal Home! What a celebration!
I eagerly look forward to seeing both of you again on the other side of time.

Rebecca Bishop

April 4, 2019

My earliest memory of Lynn was when I was a very young child. She introduced me to Lincoln logs, let me “help” her rake leaves, and read a story to me. I’ll never forget that day I spent with her in her beautiful home.
I remember Lynn and Aubria beaming with pride as they talked about their children and family they loved so dearly. Lynn and Aubria were such positive role models. Their marriage was a beautiful testimony of true love for one another.
Each milestone in my life has with it the imprint of Lynn’s elegant handwriting and her calm voice-offering written and spoken words of wisdom, encouragement, and grace. I will always treasure her words of compassion and truth. I will always admire her impeccable taste; lady-like demeanor; and her deep love for the Lord and for her precious family.

Paul and Elizabeth Holton

April 3, 2019

Our hearts go out to Greg, David and Teri. We will miss Lynn dearly but we know she is so happy to be reunited with Aubria in the presence of Jesus. Lynn was such a godly friend and mentor. Every time we see a garden or beautiful azaleas or hear birds singing, we think of Lynn. We loved to visit with Lynn and Aubria when we came to Baytown. They made us feel so welcome and you could feel Jesus in their home with so much love!

Polly Brumfield

April 1, 2019

My deepest sympathy and condolences to the family. I close my eyes and see Lynn and Aubrey, together at Central setting Godly examples as they worshipped together. They are a part of my wonderful childhood memories of Central Baptist Church.

Walter&Darlene Starnes

April 1, 2019

We offer our sincere condolences to David, Teri, Greg and the Sanders family. We are deeply saddened to learn of Lynn’s passing. She was my Sunday School teacher for many years, my biblical mentor and most of all our dear friend. Our hearts are heavy because we will miss her dearly, but we celebrate her life as one of God’s faithful servants. This world has lost another one of God’s saints. We loved Aubria and Lynn, as they loved us with the deepest of genuine, godly love.