Gearldine Sanders

September 6, 1951 ~ January 5, 2021 (age 69)


Our Heavenly Father saw fit to reward Sister Gearldine Sanders with wings on Tuesday, January 6, 2021, in her 69th season. Her passing reminds us that death is sure but life is uncertain.
Gearldine Sanders sunrise was September 6, 1951 in Malvern, AR.  She was the 2nd child of Supt. R. N. Sanders and Msn. Edna Givens Sanders who precedes her in death. Sister Sanders attended the Malvern Public Schools where she was an accomplished student.  Endeavoring to pursue her love for cooking, and she could cook, Gearldine obtained an Associate Degree in dietary Management, graduating with high honors.  Her love for cooking lead her into a career at the Then Hot Springs Memorial Hospital and later at Arkansas Healthcare facility.

Gearldine accepted Christ at an early age and continued her walk with Him for 69 years. She was a member of the West End Church OF God In Christ in Malvern, Arkansas. She served faithfully in various departments of the church until her health failed.  Not only did she serve West End COGIC but East Main Street COGIC, Ashdown, AR. She was active in all aspects of the life of the churches. She held positions as choir director, youth president, prayer warrior, choir president, and church cook, and church cook. Needless to say; her cooking skills opened many doors for her. She assisted in preparing meal for Arkansas 1st Jurisdiction for several years of which she felt honored. She loved serving the people of GOD. She truly was the epitome of a servant and did it with a smile.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Supt. And Msn. R. N. (Edna) and one sibling, Charles Harrison Sanders

Sister Sanders leaves to cherish her legacy of and service eight sibblings: District Missionary Mary Sanders (Elder Larry) Moore, Royse N. Sanders, Jr. and Jannette E. Sanders, all of Malvern, Arkansas, Sherry (Cleo) Carter of Marianna, Arkansas, Elder Darrell (Kimberly) Sanders all of Malvern, Arkansas, Beverly (Eddie) Mays, of Hamburg, Arkansas, Elder James (Verlene) Sanders of Malvern, Arkansas, and Missionary Gwendolyn (Ferrell) Cousin of Pine Bluff, AR.. She often boasted of rearing two nephews as her sons, leaving to treasure her memory, Nathan Sanders and Billy Brown, and a caravan of nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives, numerous friends as well as the West End Church of God In Christ Church family .

Sleep, My Sister

I wish you sweet sleep, my sister dear.
Although there's so much that you've left bare,
I hate that you had to endure such pain.
On my mind, your saddened eyes have left a stain.

I want to know what crossed your mind.
Unspoken words you've left behind.
Undone things we'll never do.
No sharing thoughts you never knew.

A peace has fallen upon your head,
A taste of sorrow we have been fed.
It really is like a hole in our lives,
One swiftly dug but carved out by knives.

But I have hope that those sleeping will rise.
The Bible says that God will open their eyes.
No suffering, sickness, yes not even pain.
Those who did good, eternal life they'll gain.

So...sleep on, my sister; sleep tight,
For now with you the sky is night.
But after night will come daybreak.
Therefore, I will wait hoping to see you awake

By T. Hutchinson

Samuel L. Vance & Sons Funeral Directors



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Visitation ( Walk Through) Mask Required
January 8, 2021

12:00 PM to 6:00 PM
The Savannah Wright Johnson Memorial Chapel
413 West Page Avenue
Malvern, AR 72104

Funeral Service
January 9, 2021

1:00 PM
Bank OZK Stage
Malvern, AR 72104

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