OBITUARY

Laura Ann Sanders

November 16, 1942February 13, 2021
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God took Laura in his arms February 13, 2021 at 7 PM. Laura was born November 16, 1942 in Victoria, Texas to Milam and Althea McNary Green. She graduated from F.W. Gross High School and Victoria College. Mrs. Sanders was a member of John Wesley United Methodist Church. Her greatest passions in life were family, friends, singing and serving others. Laura found great joy in working in her church. She loved the choir.

She leaves to cherish her precious memory, Willie Sanders, the love of her life; one daughter, Laresee Harris (Douglas) of Victoria; two grandsons, Sean Harris (Sabrina), Shea Harris; two great granddaughters, Kinley Harris and Sofia Harris and a host of family and friends.

A graveside service will be 11 AM on Tuesday, February 23, 2021 at Memory Gardens Cemetery with Pastor Carl Westbrook, John Wesley United Methodist Church, officiating. Laura’s years of service included a career that spanned several decades at the Texas Employment Commission (Work Force Commission) and as Executive Director, Work Force Development Board. She also served on many civic boards including the Victoria Chamber of Commerce, Hospice of South Texas, DeTar Hospital, Victoria Senior Citizens and John Wesley Staff Parish Relations Committee (SPRC).

We would like to take the time to express our sincere appreciation to our special friends and family during our time of bereavement. Also, we would like to thank our Pastor Carl Westbrook and John Wesley Church members for your acts of kindness and fellowship. Those acts did not go unnoticed. Memorials may be made on Laura’s behalf to the John Wesley United Methodist Church Music Department. Words of comfort may be shared with the family at www.rosewoodfuneralchapel.com.

  • FAMILY

  • Willie Sanders, Husband
  • Laresee Harris and husband, Douglas, Daughter
  • Sean Harris and wife, Sabrina, Grandson
  • Shea Harris, Grandson
  • Kinley Harris, Great granddaughter
  • Sofia Harris, Great granddaughter
  • Milam and Althea McNary Green, Parents (deceased)
  • Mrs. Sanders leaves behind a host of family and friends to cherish her memory.
  • DONATIONS

  • John Wesley United Methodist Church Music Dept.

Services

  • Graveside Service

    Tuesday, February 23, 2021

Memories

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Darlene King

February 23, 2021

Our sincere condolences to the family. Mrs. Sanders is such an extraordinary lady and as a boss very professional who I admired. God bless you all and may the peace of God be with you always. Darryl and Darlene King

Portia Schneider

February 23, 2021

I’m so sorry for your loss. Laura was a wonderful friend and supervisor. We shared many good times over the years. Many trips and many laughs, she will be missed! Love you all and God Bless!

Brittany Hollas

February 22, 2021

I was deeply saddened to hear of Laura’s passing. She was an incredible lady and an extraordinary boss. I looked up, and still look up, to her. She had a beautiful presence about her and her kind soul will not be forgotten. She will be greatly missed. My sincere condolences to her family. May the peace of God surround you during this difficult time.

Lana Taylor

February 22, 2021

Laresee, Douglas & Family,
Sending our sincere condolences in the loss of
Your Mom. Prayers for your comfort at the time. Hugs!

Carmen Herrera-Lara

February 22, 2021

My heartfelt condolences to the family who she loved and spoke of dearly.
Laura will never be forgotten for the vision she had and implemented for Workforce Development in our region. She set the bar high and not only did she expect us to make it, she rewarded us with recognition, inclusion, smiles and laughter. You always knew where you stood with her and if you didn't, all you had to do was ask. She was the epitome of professionalism and class! I have so many fond memories of karaoke, free pens, after hour events and conferences. Rest in Peace Laura and Thank YOU for all the help you gave me and others on our career paths!

Osia Jones

February 22, 2021

To Willie Sanders and family. Our family is so sorry of your loss.
I enjoyed the time with her in the Music Department at Mt Nebo. She was truly a child god. We pray for comfort for the entire family.
Rest in Peace cuz.

Osia Jones & Daughters in Colorado

Tarri Wallace

February 22, 2021

Awesome lady we love you will be missed.

Trinka Martin

February 21, 2021

Laresee-
I’m so sad to hear the news of your Mom’s passing. She was always such a kind person to my family. Please give your Dad a hug from me 💗

Faye Gadsden Pearson

February 21, 2021

Prayers and Condolences to the Sanders family. R.I.H. Laura Ann.

Susan Snow

February 21, 2021

Laura was such a kind and caring soul. I was blessed to have her as a great boss and mentor, but more importantly, a really good friend! I will always remember her beautiful smile and cherish all the fond memories. Willie, Laresee, Douglas, and the grands, I extend my deepest sympathy. She will truly be missed.

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Biography

God took Laura in his arms February 13, 2021 at 7 PM. Laura was born November 16, 1942 in Victoria, Texas to Milam and Althea McNary Green. She graduated from F.W. Gross High School and Victoria College. Mrs. Sanders was a member of John Wesley United Methodist Church. Her greatest passions in life were family, friends, singing and serving others. Laura found great joy in working in her church. She loved the choir.

She leaves to cherish her precious memory, Willie Sanders, the love of her life; one daughter, Laresee Harris (Douglas) of Victoria; two grandsons, Sean Harris (Sabrina), Shea Harris; two great granddaughters, Kinley Harris and Sofia Harris and a host of family and friends.

A graveside service will be 11 AM on Tuesday, February 23, 2021 at Memory Gardens Cemetery with Pastor Carl Westbrook, John Wesley United Methodist Church, officiating.
Laura’s years of service included a career that spanned several decades at the Texas Employment Commission (Work Force Commission) and as Executive Director, Work Force Development Board. She also served on many civic boards including the Victoria Chamber of Commerce, Hospice of South Texas, DeTar Hospital, Victoria Senior Citizens and John Wesley Staff Parish Relations Committee (SPRC).

We would like to take the time to express our sincere appreciation to our special friends and family during our time of bereavement. Also, we would like to thank our Pastor Carl Westbrook and John Wesley Church members for your acts of kindness and fellowship. Those acts did not go unnoticed.
Memorials may be made on Laura’s behalf to the John Wesley United Methodist Church Music Department.
Words of comfort may be shared with the family at www.rosewoodfuneralchapel.com.