Lila L Sanders

October 21, 1925February 23, 2018

Services for Lila Lee Sanders, 92, of Lufkin, will be held at 2:00 p.m. Monday, February 26, 2018 in the Gipson Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Gary Forrest officiating. Interment will follow in Huntington Cemetery. Mrs. Sanders was born October 21, 1925 in Dalhart, TX, the daughter of the late Verda Lee (Davidson) and Robert “Bob” Matthews, and passed away February 23, 2018 at her residence in Lufkin. Mrs. Sanders was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She was a painter and artist and was a 30 year member of Lufkin Art Guild. She was also a 10 year member of Parkview Baptist Church. She enjoyed tagging along on dog shows and touring the country. She was a very good cook and was famous for her roast. Survivors include her husband of 72 years, Dallas Sanders, Jr.; sons and daughters-in-law, Tommy and Susan Sanders of Lufkin and Michael and Melanie Sanders of Kennard; grandchildren, Matt and Courtney Sanders of Lufkin, Jeff and Ashley Sanders, Jennifer and Allen Livingston, all of College Station, Travis and Nicole Sanders of Texas City, Nathan and Angel Sanders of Ft. Drum, NY, Brandon Briggs of Baycliff and Corey Briggs of Texas City; 10 great-grandchildren; and a host of nieces, nephews and other relatives. In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by sister, Floyd Jean Toups; and granddaughter, Monica Sanders. Pallbearers will be Matt Sanders, Jeff Sanders, Allen Livingston, Travis Sanders, Taylor Thigpen and Craig Teer. Honorary pallbearers will be Nathan Sanders, Trip Sanders and Colt Sanders. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Hospice in the Pines, 1504 W. Frank Avenue, Lufkin, TX 75904. The family will receive friends from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. Sunday evening at the funeral home. Condolences may be offered at Services have been placed in the trust of Gipson Funeral Home.


  • Visitation Sunday, February 25, 2018
  • Funeral Service Monday, February 26, 2018

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February 25, 2018

Prayers for the Sanders family from Bill and Roxanne Taylor of Harper TX.She was a wonderful person to know and our thoughts and prayers go out to each and everyone of you.