James D. Sanders, 85, of Robertsdale, Alabama, went to be with the Lord and join his wife, Margaret, Friday, Feb. 14, 2020. He passed peacefully in his sleep, surrounded by his family.
Jim was born May 4, 1934 in Langdale, Alabama. In February of 1960 he married the joy of his life, Margaret A. Ellis of Cantoment, Florida.
Jim proudly served in the U.S. Air Force and retired with the rank of master sergeant. After retirement, Jim and Marge built a home in the community of Elsanor, Alabama.
He ran a custom woodworking business for many years before the Lord called him into full-time ministry as a primitive Baptist preacher. Jim was ordained in 1997 at the request of Good
Hope Primitive Baptist Church in Cantonment, Florida.
Jim is survived by Kenneth (Michelle), Bob (Mary), Carl, Byron (Lauren); grandchildren, Thomas, Maria, Hannah, Curry, Marrah, Robert, Emily, Adam, Joseph, Aaron; great grandchildren, Liliana, Landon, Evelyn, Bowman, Mazzie, Liam; and brothers, Jackie, Jerry and Rudy.
Services are to be held at Mack Funeral Home in Robertsdale, Alabama on Saturday, Feb. 22, 2020 beginning at 2 p.m.
The family will begin receiving friends at 1 p.m. prior to the service.
Arrangements by Mack Funeral Home, Robertsdale.