In Memory of

Lula

B

Sanders

Obituary for Lula B Sanders

Lula B. Sanders "Sister" was born May 2, 1928 to the late Robert McDaniel and
Azzie Lee Triplett (McDaniel) of Trail Lake, Mississippi. She went on to attend
Trail Lake Elementary School.
Lula confessed to Christ at an early age at the Mount Avery Baptist
Church in Trail Lake, MS. In 1946, she married Clarence (Peaches)
Sanders and to this union her children were born. Clarence (Peaches)
Sanders had enlisted into the army and Sister's life with her husband
would begin. Because of the military, Sister spent a lot of time travel-
ing from state-to-state being that wonderful military wife. After years
of traveling due to Clarence's military career, Lula and Clarence
decided to separate and go their separate ways. In 1957, Sister
moved to Chicago where she worked various part-time jobs just to
make ends meet. In 1962, Sister would meet Willie Lee Hodges Town-
send and they would spend 22 years together. It was in 1968 that she
decided to become a full-time mom and babysitter for her older children
in order for them to work and provide for their families.
To know Sister McDaniel was to love her. She was one of the most generous
and kindest people you would ever want to meet. She would give you the shirt
off of her back. She loved helping those in need, especially children. Sister not only
raised her children, but she also raised her grandchildren and her great-grandchildren.
She opened her home to anyone that was family and needed some place to stay. And this
woman, can never be replaced nor can anyone ever fill her shoes. Sister was the disciplinarian of the family, but her
home is where everyone wanted to meet and gather because she knew how to have fun. Sister would always say, "
you have to enjoy life while you can because tomorrow is not promised to anyone." Besides the passion and love that
she had for her grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren, she loved to spend her spare time
that was remaining outside in her garden.
Sister took sick in 2016, three years after retiring from the Chicago public school system where she worked as a bus
attendant. But her health really started to deteriorate after losing her youngest son Charles E. Sanders on December
24, 2017. She has always said that a parent is not supposed to bury their child, but their child is the one to bury
their parents. Sister fought a good fight right up to the last moment on the morning of November 4, 2020. On that
day, she heard God say, " come home my child where there will be no more pain or sorrow." It was at that moment
that Sister gained her wings and started her journey home. Preceding her in death are: her husband, Clarence
(Peaches) Sanders; son, Charles E. Sanders; sister, Bertha Sidney Rice; brothers, Robert (Jeff) McDaniel, William
(Bruh) McDaniel, Matthew (Sonny Boy) McDaniel and Isaac (Jr.) McDaniel.
She leaves to cherish her memories: Her daughters, Rosie M. Snyder (Eddie), Hattie B. Sanders, Tina Sanders, Faye A.
Sanders and Cynthia Sanders (Elliott); two of her biological granddaughters whom she adopted, Narwetta A.S.
Thornton and Cyntavia M. Thornton; her sons, Curtis L. Sanders (Novella) and Frank J. Sanders (Nettie); her sisters,
Bernice Snyder, Lillie Mae Raggs, Betty Davis and Annie McDaniel; her brother, Caesar McDaniel (Lottie); 18 grand-
children, 40 great-grandchildren, 11 great great-children and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, aunts, uncles and
friends.
Musical Prelude ............................................................................................................................... Jarrod
M.C....................................................................................................................... Rev. Dwayne McDaniel
Processional .................................................................................................................... Minister & Family
Scripture - Old & New Testament ..................................................................................... Celynthia Jefferson
Prayer ................................................................................................................................. Rev. Ira Acree
Selection ................................................................................................................ Rev. Dwayne McDaniel
Acknowledgements and Resolutions ................................................................................. Celynthia Jefferson
Selection ............................................................................................................................... Jones Family
Obituary Reading ............................................................................................................... Brandon Carter
Remarks ............................................................................................................................... 2 min. please
Words of Encouragement ...................................................................................................... Rev. Ira Acree
Selection ................................................................................................................................ Donna Bean
Reviewal ..................................................................................................................................................
Benediction .......................................................................................................................... Rev. Ira Acree
Recessional .................................................................................................................... Minister & Family
Friday, November 13, 2020
Visitation: 10:00 a.m. Service: 12:00 p.m.
Smith and Thomas Funeral Home
5708 W. Madison St. Chicago, Illinois 60644