On the evening of September 10, 2023, Olene Grace Sanders joined our Lord and Savior, leaving behind 94 years of loving memories to her beloved family. Graveside services will be at 3:00pm on Tuesday, September 12, 2023, at Green Hills Memorial Cemetery. The family requests everyone meet in the cemetery.
A child of the Great Depression, she bore the hardships of life with quiet dignity that only those cut from the Old Breed manage so well. She was never one to complain, unless the Braves had a bad night. She was a devoted family woman, who provided unflinching love, care, and stability for her children and grandchildren. From her kitchen table came so many great meals filled with stories from the past and plenty of laughter. A God-fearing woman, Olene was an active member of Northside Baptist Church, Troy, Alabama where she contributed to plenty of potluck dinners over the years. As a grandmother and great-grandmother, her love knew no bounds, and she will be missed deeply.
She is survived by her children, Rod Sanders(Frances), Bart Sanders(Shelby), and Kim Sanders May; eight grandchildren, thirteen great grandchildren; one great great grandchild; and her three sisters.
Olene was preceded in death by her husband of 53 years, Lester Sanders; son, Garry Sanders; parents, Walter & Inez Grace; granddaughter, Whitney Sanders; son-in-law, Kenny May; grandson-in-law, Chad Griffin; as well as several siblings. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Northside Baptist Church, PO Box 1186, Troy, AL 36081.