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Phyllis Jeanne Moore Sanders

May 28th, 2018 | last Update: 1 year ago

Phyllis Jeanne Moore Sanders was born on September 9, 1916, in Mount
Vernon, Missouri. Her father died when she was four months old, and she
was raised with her brother, Lyman Moore, by her mother, Maud May
Cameron Moore. She met and married Leslie Earl Sanders when she was a
senior in high school. Shortly after their marriage, he felt a calling
to the ministry. In 1942, with their two daughters, Sandra Lee and
Sharon Jeanne, the young family moved to Fort Worth, Texas, for Leslie
to attend the Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. Phyllis
supported his calling by working and taking care of the girls. From
there, they went to Oakland, California, where he pastored his first
church: The Golden Gate Baptist Church. The Golden Gate Baptist
Theological Seminary was established and organized in his church during
his tenure. He was the first treasurer of the seminary and a professor
of Homiletics (preaching). In 1950, Leslie and Phyllis accepted a call to the First Baptist Church
of Chipley, Florida -- a town they quickly came to love and where they
later chose to retire. Phyllis took to her role as minister's wife with
great energy and devotion, organizing weddings, funerals, the nursery,
and anything else she could lay her hands to. One of her projects was
decorating downtown Chipley for major holidays. Her creative energy
never left her, but was carried over into helping those around her
wherever she saw the need. From Chipley, they ministered in Jacksonville, and finally in
Louisville, Kentucky. When Leslie became ill with Parkinson's, Phyllis
moved the family back to Chipley and quickly settled into caring for
him. Her devotion to his care was remarkable and continued until his
death in 1990. During the time when he was in the nursing home, she
decorated the entire home and instituted activities and events for the
other residents. She is survived by her two daughters, son-in-law Charlie Davenport, four
grandsons and eight great- grandchildren and three
great-great-grandchildren. Funeral service will be held 11:00 A.M., Thursday, May 31, 2018 at Brown funeral Home Chapel. Visitation will be held 1 hour prior to the service. Interment will follow in the Glenwood Cemetery.

SERVICESFuneral Service

Thursday, May 31, 2018
11:00 AM

Brown Funeral Home
1068 Main Street
Chipley, Florida 32428

 


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