OBITUARY

Carole Sanders Williams

December 22, 1942April 16, 2020

Carole Sanders Williams passed away on Thursday, April 16, 2020 in Clinton, MS. She was born to the late Hubert and Mary Margaret Sanders in Cleveland, MS in 1942. She graduated from Cleveland High School and Delta State University. She was proud to have been the Head “Delta Belle” and lead at the Gator Bowl in the early 1960’s. Carole loved teaching children in the Biloxi School System and Raymond Elementary. She had a love for her Church, Pastor and her Sunday school class the “Wynndale Winners.” Carole was known for her infectious laugh, her smile and she never met a stranger. She is preceded in death by her brother, David Sanders and her parents. Mrs. Williams is survived by her husband of 30 years, Coach John M. Williams; daughter, Lauren (Dr. David) Reed and their son, Jackson Reed of Tupelo; son, Michael Collins (Pamela) and their daughter, Sloan; step-daughters, Johnelyn Wilson, Cindy Ringler (Lance), Melissa Correy (Mike) and their children, Taylor, Jonathan, Olivia, Matthew, Lindy, Regan, James Rivers and Gabriel; four great-grandchildren; brothers, Leigh Sanders of Wildomar, CA and Mel Sanders (Sandra) of Lilburn GA; sister, Daty Sanders Rochelle (Charles) of Clinton, MS; numerous nieces and nephews; caregiver and dear friend, Dianne Benton. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Wynndale Baptist Church, St. Jude or the MS Alzheimer’s Association. A private graveside will be held at Lakewood South Memorial Park with a memorial service at a later date.

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Margaret Klein Batesole

April 22, 2020

Carole Sanders was a beautiful lady and such an important mentor when I first entered Delta State in 1961. It was such a joy to know her and her family. My brother Kelly introduced me to Carole, and she was always kind and friendly to everyone. She truly set high standards for all of us at Delta State, and she will be remembered and respected and loved by all who ever knew her. With love to her family -- Margaret Klein Batesole

Dee (Skelton) Dorch

April 21, 2020

The world is a little less bright without your smile. The world is a little less fun without your laugh. The world is a little less friendly without the friendship you always shared. The world is a little less loving without the love and heart you gave to everyone in your life. . The world is a little less cared for without the mothering you shared with everyone. So many felt you were a second mother to them - what a compliment! You were a true, authentic woman and a REALLY gifted listener! So rare! Carole, you were a true lover of others and a Doer of the Word. God bless you and may His peace and comfort be with the many people that love you through the coming days. Heaven is a happier place with your smile and laughter there. 💜

Melissa Corry

April 19, 2020

Our hearts are forever broken we miss you so much already. Carole, I always disliked the word stepmother when it came to you because you were my second mother and you never made me feel anything but loved. You had such a special gift of listening and making us feel special. You would look right into someone's eyes and give them your undivided attention and were genuinely interested. When we tried to change the subject, you would find a way to turn it back to us . You loved people and they loved you back. I am so fortunate to have had you in my life.I love you so much.

Kathleen Fitzgerald Muir

April 18, 2020

Oh how I remember Carole's sweet smile and her cheerfulness and enthusiasm. Know you will,Miss her. My thoughts and prayers are with her family.

Jane Mattina

April 18, 2020

I met her in August of 1986 at Mississippi College. She became like a 2nd mom to me during those years by opening her home and her heart to me. Always excited to hear what was going on with me! Love you, Carole.

Cindy Ringler

April 18, 2020

Sweet Carole. She was easy going and had a beautiful smile. Carrot loved her grandchildren and had a special way of genuinely interacting and talking with each one. She would have them telling her things their parents didn’t even know. She always spoke kindly of others and showed a sincere interest in her family and friends. She was a bright spot and devoted Christian. You will be missed, yet remembered fondly. We luv you Carrot!

Gregg Bloodworth

April 18, 2020

Prayers for a sweet sole. I will always remember and chariest your memories. God bless you Mrs Carole.

Carley Causey

April 18, 2020

I remember meeting Carole at her sister’s and brother-in-laws house when I was in college. I don’t remember the conversation, but I remember both happiness and laughter emulating from her. I’m so thankful for that privilege.

Carla Kelly

April 17, 2020

This special lady, Carrot, was a second mother to me after my own mother passed away. Her sweet laugh, her open heart and fun loving nature were such treasures. I will always remember the warm feeling I had anytime I was around her. What a special angel she will always be.

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