Melba Jeanette Gambill Sanders
Funeral Date: 7/29/2018

Melba Jeanette Gambill Sanders, age 93, of Warren, AR, passed from this life on July 25, 2018, at her home in Warren, surrounded by her family. A daughter of John W. Gambill and Anna Elvira Gambill, she was born on November 18, 1924, at Warren, Arkansas. Jeanette married the love of her life, Thomas Edwin Sanders, on November 2, 1946. She is survived by a daughter, Brenda Carol McDougald and husband, Kenneth McDougald; a grand-daughter, Leslie Ann McDougald Stephens and husband Joseph Gentry Stephens; and a great grandson, Gentry Thomas Stephens; all of Warren, Arkansas, and a host of nieces, nephews, and cousins. She was preceded in death by her husband, parents, six brothers: Virl, Virgil, Herchial, Joel, Duel and Travis, and two sisters: Clara Kundert and Ida Belle Johnson. Jeanette was a member of the Antioch Primitive Baptist Church. Jeanette loved her family and getting together for family meals and holidays. She was a homemaker and an active member for many years of the Warren Garden Club and the Ladies Home Extension Club. She was an avid supporter of many Veterans’ organizations. Her favorite entertainment was watching Wheel of Fortune every night and listening to the Gaithers on Saturday night. Jeanette loved telling her relatives and friends of humorous events, most of which were stories about her capers. Funeral services were at two o’clock, Sunday, July 29, with Elder Joe Evans officiating. Burial services immediately followed at Ebenezer Cemetery, located west of Warren. In lieu of flowers, memorials preferred to the Bradley County Veterans Museum, 210 North Main Street, Warren, AR, 71671, or to other Veterans’ support organizations. Pallbearers were Vernon Price, Johnny Gonzalez, Charlie Gonzalez, Joe Hairston, Chuck McGinty, Gentry Thomas Stephens, Cliff Morgan, and Chuck Cutrer. Honorary pallbearers were Jim Anders, Mark Johnson, Paul Bertrand, Jerrell Stanfield, David Ragar, Jack Gambill, Joseph Stephens, Don Kundert, Howard Calvert, Dale Rice, Bob Parrish, Billy Sanders and Dr. Hank Wharton.



Name: John Garison


Name: Sherry & Steve Rqand
Message: Brenda * Family, I am so very sorry to hear about your mom. Our thoughts and prayers are with each of you.

Name: Carmen Lawrence
Message: Although we are all sad to see you go and will miss you so much, I know you are happy to be reunited with Edwin. After 72 years of marriage it must have felt like losing a part of yourself when he passed. I will always remember you for your sweet and gentle soul and all the times you made me laugh. I love you Aunt Jeanette! Carmen Lawrence & family

Name: Ricky Green
Message: My thoughts and prayers are with you all.

Name: Charles Landers
Message: A lifelong friend has gone to heaven. My heart is heavy Brenda but my thoughts & prayers go out for you all.

Name: Karon Kimbrell Loveless
Message: Brenda and Leslie, I am so sorry for your loss. Your family is in my thoughts and prayers.

Name: Charles&jean Wolfe
Message: Brenda so sorry about your mom. Prayers for you and your family.

Name: Mike Berry

Name: Gary Gambill
Message: Aunt Jeanette was a wonderful LADY that loved her family. She is the last remaining sibling of my Granddad Virgil. She will be missed.

Name: Kenny & Tammy Hensley

Name: Janice Gladden Wiggam
Message: What a beautiful and gracious lady, loved by all! Edwin and Jeanette were family. May God give you peace and comfort. With love & sympathy, Janice

Name: Tammy Anders-Benbrook
Message: So sorry for your loss.

Name: Robert and Donna Ozment
Message: You are in our thoughts and prayers.

Name: Dale Gossien
Message: I am sorry that I will not be in attendance for the services. She always welcomed me when visiting. I will miss her.

Name: James and Nina Outlaw
Message: Brenda, so sorry for your loss.

Name: Nell Clements

Name: Don & Linda Gavin

Name: James & Tanya Gardner
Message: Thoughts and prayers to you all.

Name: Carol White Grassi
Message: I am sorry to hear of your loss. Prayers of peace for you and yours.

Name: Carol White Grassi
Message: I am sorry to hear of your loss. Prayers of peace for you and yours.

Name: Renious & Nancy Harton
Message: Brenda and family, sorry to hear about your mother. She was a very sweet lady. She will be missed. You are in our thoughts and prayers

Name: Chris Dean
Message: Prayers of comfort to all of the family. Jeanette was such a sweet lady. She always had a sweet expression on her face. She will be missed.

Name: Klay & LaWanda McKinney

Name: Sandra DalSanto
Message: Brenda and family, I dearly loved Jeanette and she was one of the sweetest people I ever knew. She will be missed. Prayers for all of you.

Name: Andy Gibbs
Message: You are and will be in our prayers.

Name: Donna and Bob
Message: Our hearts are broken that we can’t be with Jeanette again but we are proud she is free of pain, and with Edwin again. We are consoled also that she is Heaven. Love and prayers to all. The Mother of our Oakgrove community is at peace.

Name: Donna Harton Usry
Message: Brenda and family, I am so sorry to hear about your mother. I just found out. I will have you in my thoughts and prayers. Mrs. Sanders was a super sweet lady.

Name: Kenna Reynolds
Message: Aunt Brenda, I so sorry for the loss of your mom.