Frances E. Sanders

Born in Franklin, TN on March 5, 1947

Departed on April 1, 2017 and resided in Fairview, TN

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Age 70, of Fairview, passed away April 1, 2017.

Fran was best described as a loving, strong, clever, and persistent woman. Always young at heart, she was a true example of a mother, passing those same values and morals down to her daughters. She was known as Nana, not only by her own family, but also by those she met, influenced, and inspired while volunteering at the local school library. She had a passion for nature, bird watching, family genealogy, journaling, antiquing, and reading—but most of all loved spending quality time with her family.

Preceded in death by her husband, Tommy Ray Sanders; 1 sister; 6 brothers. Survived by her loving daughters, Cheryl Denise Bates (Darrel) & Michelle Sanders Brinson; grandchildren, Kayla Megan Bates, Noelle Sophia Bates & Jadon Isaiah Brinson; sisters, Margaret Baird, June Cochran (Bill) & Beulah Mae Cole; brother, Russell Howell; father-in-law, Joe Excell Sanders; many nieces, nephews, extended family, and friends.

A Life Celebration will be held at 11:00 am, Wednesday, April 5th with burial to follow at Harpeth Hills Memory Gardens. Visitation will be 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm, Tuesday at Harpeth Hills Funeral Home, 9090 Why 100, Nashville, TN, 37211, harpethhills.com, 615-646-9292.

7 Comments to Frances E. Sanders

  1. Jerry and JoAnn Graham
    April 2, 2017 8:33 pm

    I am so sorry for your loss. Frances was a jewel.

  2. Beulah Mae Cole family
    April 2, 2017 8:37 pm

    My families hearts are saddened for your loss and our prayers are with you. With regret I can not be with you during this difficult time but I am thinking of you all.

    Beulah Mae

  3. Wayne & Doris Beasley
    April 3, 2017 10:52 am

    Prayers for all of yall. Frances was a sweet, loving and kind woman.

  4. Ann Eifler
    April 3, 2017 5:34 pm

    I am so sorry for your loss. May God bless you all in dealing with your loss. I will keep you in my prayers.

  5. Sherry Tidwell
    April 4, 2017 9:16 am

    The video is beautiful! Aunt Fran will be missed. Sending hugs to my cousins.

  6. Shirley Bateman
    April 4, 2017 12:06 pm

    I am so sorry for the loss of your sweet Mom. Love you all.

  7. Jan Dixey
    April 4, 2017 5:13 pm

    My prayers are with you all. May the Lord surround you with comfort and peace as He takes Frances in His arms.
    Much love to you Michelle. Wish I could be in Nashville for the celebration of her life. I’ll be there in spirit.

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