McPeters Funeral Directors

1951 East Third Street, Corinth, MS


Mary Olivia Sanders

August 11, 1930July 10, 2020

Olivia Sanders

Private Family service for Mary Olivia Sanders 89, will be held at McPeters Inc. Funeral Directors with Bro. Warren Jones officiating. Burial will be in the Henry Cemetery.

Olivia died July 10, 2020 at Country Cottage surrounded by her family. She was born August 11, 1930 in Lee Co. MS. to the late W. B. Knowles and Jewel Alemda Pratt Knowles Ayars. She was a member of Tate Baptist Church, she worked 28 years at ITT. She loved and enjoyed being with her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Paul Sanders; parents; brother Verdell Knowles; sister, Sue Stewart; son-in-law, Scotty Smith.

She is survived by her son, Maury Sanders (Margaret), daughter, Cheryl Smith; grandchildren, Chris Sanders (Lacy), Beth Mitchell, Cole Sanders (Amy), Shauna Tomlinson (Jason); great grandchildren, Luke Mitchell, Carly Mitchell, Will Sanders Aubrey Davis, Gabe Sanders, Mattie Sanders, Peyton Tomlinson, Jaycee Tomlinson; host of other family and friends.

In lieu of flowers memorial may be made to Jt. Jude Children Research Hospital.

Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.mcpetersfuneraldirectors.com for the Sanders family.

Arrangements are under the care of McPeters Inc. Funeral Directors


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