Sherry Wadsworth Saunders


Sherry Wadsworth Saunders passed away suddenly at her home on Friday, December 31, 2021. She was born on December 25, 1957, to William Ottis and Margaret Merrell Wadsworth of Deatsville (Holtville) Alabama.

She was employed for 36 years by the Florida Peanut Producers Association where she was the Secretary/Bookkeeper/Office Manager. She loved teaching others about peanuts at local and state events. She was a (charter member of the former) Graceville Optimist Club, Graceville Garden Club, and Graceville Woman’s Club, where she served in many capacities. She served on the Jackson County Farm Bureau Board for several years. She enjoyed judging beauty pageants all across the tri-state area. She was also involved with the National Peanut Festival in Dothan, Alabama for many years.

Her hobbies included crafts of all types, sewing, cooking, event planning, gardening, and anything to do with family get togethers. She loved going to the beach or “junking” at flea markets with her friends.

She loved God. She was a member of the Graceville Church of Christ. She never met a stranger and made friends everywhere she went. She had the most contagious smile and the kindest, most thoughtful heart. Those who had the chance to meet her instantly adored her and her spunky, fun-loving personality. She was loved by so many, and she loved unconditionally. She always thought of others and demonstrated her kindness and love through many selfless acts.

She was preceded in death by her mother and father, William Ottis and Margaret Merrell Wadsworth of Deatsville, Alabama, mother-in-law and father-in-law Ralph and Betty Saunders of Campbellton, Florida, and one brother-in-law Harvey R. Harrell of Campbellton, FL.

She is survived by her loving husband of 43 years David Saunders of Campbellton, FL, daughters Brandi Saunders of Dothan, AL, Brooke Bynum (Derek) of Enterprise, AL, and son Blake Saunders of Dothan, AL, and one grandson, Whit Bynum. Sister Jan Harrell of Campbellton, FL and sister Debra Brock (Michael) of Deatsville, AL and several nephews and nieces and many great nephews and nieces.

A Celebration of Her Life will be held 3 p.m. (CST), Friday, January 7, 2022, at the First United Methodist Church in Graceville with Bro. Hiram Bell officiating, James & Lipford Funeral Home in Graceville directing.

Family will receive friends at the church 2 p.m. until time of service.

In lieu of flowers family request memorials be made to the Sherry Saunders Scholarship Fund thru the Florida Peanut Producers Asso. 2741 Penn Ave Marianna Florida 32448 or the Graceville Church of Christ 5356 Florida Street Graceville Florida 32440.


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