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Jeanette Sanders

Services for Mrs. Sanders, who was 82 years old and had made her home in Martin after living in Troy, will be 11 a.m. Thursday at White & Mahon Funeral Home in Troy, with the Rev. Judd Mowery officiating. Burial will follow in Terrace Hill near Troy.
The family will receive friends Wednesday from 5-8 p.m. at the funeral home.
Pallbearers will be Josh Sanders, David Sanders, Brian Speed, Matt Barnett, Robert Thompson and David Davis. Honorary pallbearer will be David Harris.
Mrs. Sanders was born Sept. 15, 1934, in Dyer County, daughter of the late Elgie Monroe “Roe” and Thelma Mae (Henderson) Green. She married Billy T. Sanders Oct. 10, 1954. He died in 2001. She had worked in the jewelry department at Walmart in Union City and was a member of Troy First Baptist Church.
She loved life and all the adventure it held.
After her first Sunday service in the actual presence of the Lord, she was probably busy cooking up a meal fit for a king, because that is what she did. She wanted everyone to be happy. If you ever met her, you were sure not to forget her. She loved her kids, especially her boys. Mama Net knew how to let kids enjoy being kids. She just knew how to make things fun. She had a natural ability to always make those she loved feel special, and it could be that she had a little tomboy in her.
She is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Joe David “J.D.” and Becky Sanders of Troy; two daughters and her sons-in-law, Bobbie and David Davis of Woodland Mills and Christie and Robert Thompson of Martin; her sister and brother-in-law, Geneva and Billy Vaughn of Troy; her brother and sister-in-law, Dale and Bettye Green of Troy; seven grandchildren, Brian Speed of Union City, Matt Barnett of Jackson, David Sanders of Franklin, Josh Sanders of Troy, Brittany Thompson of Phoenix, Courtney Sowell of Martin and Mallory Sowell of Troy; nine great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandchild.
She was also preceded in death by five brothers, Porter Green, Melvin Green, Gevain Green, Carmel Green and Billy Dwight Green; and two grandsons, Chris Speed and Zach Davis.
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