Margaret Rose Sanders, 81, completed her earthly journey on April 18, 2021. She was born on July 7, 1939, in Hopkins County, Texas to the late Dorma Calvin Sims and Willie A. Pruitt Sims. She accepted Christ at an early age at Ardis Street Church of Christ. In 1956, she graduated from Douglas High School in Sulphur Springs, Texas. She later attended Sweatt’s Beauty School and was later licensed as a Cosmetologist by the State of Texas. She held an active Cosmetologist license until her death.
On August 5, 1956, she married the love of her life, the late Floyd Sanders, Jr. Margaret and Floyd were married for 41 years and of the union 4 children were born. She was a loving mother of Casedral (Marszell) Adams of Heath, TX, Floyd Byron (Jackki) Sanders of Como, TX, the late Yvette Holloway, and Rodney (Schree) Sanders of Glenn Heights, TX. She relished in her role as Granny to Adarius (Savannah) Adams of Sunnyvale, TX, Brittany (Kris) Adams of Nashville TN, Jameka (Aaron) Jones of Florence, SC, Shakia (Chris) Knox of Dallas, TX, Chris Ivey of Sulphur Springs, Rashad (Lauren) Sanders of Edmond, OK, Stefani Ivey of Irving, TX, Michael (Angel) Nelson Jr. of Waxahachie, TX, Toi McIntosh of Mesquite, TX, Zachary Sanders of Houston, TX, and Johnathan (Cierra) McIntosh of Sulphur Springs, TX. She was a loving GiGi to 14 great grandchildren. She loved her children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren dearly. She made them all feel as though they were her favorite.
She was an active member of the Martin Luther King Jr. Drive Church of Christ in Sulphur Springs, Texas until death. Margaret had been a faithful and ardent worker for many years. Over the years, Margaret served as a Sunday School Teacher, Ladies Bible Class Teacher, and the Sunday dinner host to many preachers and their families. Margaret loved reading her Bible and going to Church. Margaret was known for her impeccable Sunday dress and coordinating Church hats. Her love for Christ was not limited to the walls of MLK Church of Christ. Margaret let her light shine wherever she went.
In addition to being a loving wife, mother, Granny, and GiGi, Margaret was also an entrepreneur. She owned/operated Marg’s Beauty Salon for over 50 years. Margaret gave many of the women of Sulphur Springs their first silk press, and then gave their daughters, granddaughters, and sometimes even great granddaughters their first silk presses. Many thought of her as much more than their beautician, they saw her as a beloved member of their family. In 2020, at 80 years old, Margaret entered “early” retirement after the COVID-19 pandemic began.
For over 5 decades, Margaret owned her farm “Big George,” first with her late husband Floyd, and later with her children. She loved raising cows with her family. Also, Margaret took immense pride in her gardens and their harvest, specifically, her purple hull peas. Nobody could shell purple hull peas faster than Margaret! She also loved sharing her harvest with those that she loved. In fact, it was not unusual to leave her home with a bushel of peas. Perhaps the thing that Margaret loved most was hosting her family and friends at Big George for July 4th and other family functions. People come to Big George as guests but leave as family. Everyone loved Margaret’s homemade ice cream. It has been said that it is better than Blue Bell – and that is the truth!
She was preceded in death by both of her parents; stepmother Zora Sims; her husband; daughter Yvette Holloway; brother, Calvin Wayne Sims; and sister, Glendell Williams. She leaves to cherish her memories her loving children; sister Dauniece Knoles; sisters-in-love and brothers-in-love; nieces; nephews; cousins; church family; and many other family and friends.
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