Ruby Aline Sanderson left her earthly home, surrounded by her loving family, and entered her heavenly home on January 4, 2018, at the age of 92. Funeral services will be 2 PM, Sunday, January 7, 2018 at Calvary Baptist Church with Rev. Shane Norcross officiating. Interment will follow in the Coolidge Cemetery. Charlie Morris, Blaine Schulte, Jason Ridge, Justin Cook, Gary Findley and Tommy Vaughan will serve as pallbearers. Deacons of Calvary Baptist Church Jess Whisler, Bobby Jack Liles, Tink Easterling and Bill Groth will serve as honorary pallbearers. Aline was born September 23, 1925 near Coolidge, Texas to Mack McKinley and Cedora Henderson Bunch. She married her loving husband, John J. Sanderson, on November 28, 1945 in Waco, Texas; they were blessed with four children, Donald, Richard, Brenda and Johnny. Aline's goals in life were to love God, her family, her neighbors, raise her children in a Christian home and to follow the "Golden Rule"; she met all these goals. She was a true Christian, loving wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and great-great-grandmother. After being a fulltime wife and mother, for many years, Aline went to work at the Mexia State School, retiring after 23 years of service. However, she preferred to keep busy and managed to do so until recently. She enjoyed growing vegetables, mowing and keeping a nice yard, cooking, sewing and church socials. She was a longtime, active member of Calvary Baptist Church. Aline loved her church, church family and her many friends. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, John Sanderson; son, John P. "Johnny" Sanderson; infant grandson, John P. Sanderson, Jr; grandson-in-law, John Cook; brother, Peyton Bunch; sisters, Althea Moffett, Elva Dean Lee and Mozelle Mayes. Aline is survived by her sons, Donald Sanderson and wife, Sue of Mexia and Richard Sanderson of Irving; daughter, Brenda Ridge and Charlie Morris of Mexia; grandchildren, Lori Cook of Hartshorne, OK, Tammy Schulte and Blaine of Lorena, Jason Ridge and Angela of Rhome; great-grandchildren, Brittany and Bethany Schulte of Lorena, Jamie Nodine and Steven of Mexia, Julie Mayfield and Brent of Personville, Justin Cook and Kourtney of Mexia, Daniel and Shaun Ridge of Rhome; great-great-grandchildren, Dameon Cook, Lilly Gresham, Logan, Jessica, Steven, Jr., Vanessa and Quentin Nodine all of Mexia, Katelynn, Zadie, Kiley and Matthew Mayfield of Personville and Allison Cook of Mexia. Aline's family would like to express their sincere appreciation to everyone at Providence Hospice, especially, the nurses and caregivers, for their caring support. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Providence Hospice, 107 E. Commerce, Mexia, TX 76667.
Saturday, January 6th, 2018 6:00pm - 8:00pm, Blair-Stubbs Funeral Home
Sunday, January 7th, 2018 2:00pm, Calvary Baptist Church