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Sara Bernana Sanders Washington

Funeral Services for Sara Washington were held at 11 a.m. Saturday, July 14, 2018, in the Sweet Home Missionary Baptist Church in Mexia. The Rev. Byron Ravnell, pastor, officiated

and minister Gerry Ravnell, mininister of music, was the eulogist. nterment was in the Woodland Cemetery, Mexia.

Sara Sanders Washington was born on Feb. 2, 1924, in Limestone County to Frank Sanders Jr. and Hortense Carroll. She went to be with the Lord on July 9, 2018 in Mexia.

Preceding her in death are her parents, Frank and Hortense Sanders; her husbands, James O. Rhodes and Merion Washington Jr; her brothers, Floncel (Boy) Sanders and Charles Beil Sanders; her sisters, Christine (Kiddo) Bosworth, Jane L. (Nannie) Davis, Edwina (Aunt Baby) Fails, and Frankie (Yank) Brewer.

She gave her life to Christ at an early age, her fellowship began with Sweet Home Baptist Church in Mexia, and she attended New Friendship Baptist Church in Dallas until her passing.

She attended Mexia’s Douglas and Dunbar Schools and graduated in 1940. Sara was 46 years old when she attended El Centro College, earning an Associate’s degree as a Dietitian.

Left to cherish her beautiful memory are: her sister, Hazel McWilliams of Alameda, Calif.; her only child; Stephanie Rhodes (James Q) Smith; her grandsons; Demosthenes (Dickey) of Mexia and Desmond (LaTracy) Washington of Lancaster; her great-grandchildren, Ashley (Aaron) Bibbs of Spring, Emmalee West of Mexia, Kaleb and Kalen Washington and KenDarrius Askew of Lancaster, Delano and DeMeon (Loretta, Logan) Washington of Dallas; as well as many nieces, nephews, cousins, neighbors and friends.

Moore’s Angelic Funeral Home, 406 Monroe Street, Teague, Texas, provided the professional services for the Washington family. Visit our website: to sign the guestbook and light a candle.



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