Alma Sanford

Obituary of Alma Will Sanford

Alma was born to the late Robbie Mann and William Johnson on March 4th 1933. She was raised by Esther and Jaddie Pearson.  Proceeding her in death were 5 sisters, 1 brother, and husband Garnett Sanford.


Alma married the late Garnett Sanford Sr. on November 2, 1952.  Five children came from their union.  Alma enjoyed fishing, bowling, bingo and playing cards.  She was a caregiver to many in Orlando and worked with the Orlando Housing Authority for many years.  She retired to travel and take care of her grandchildren.


She accepted Christ into her life at an early age, then upon relocating to Carrollton, Texas five years ago she joined into  membership at Christian Chapel CME where Dr. Vanessee J. Burns is the lead pastor.  She enjoyed all of her church activities, but was especially fond of her participation in the “ Second Half Senior Ministry”. They played bingo, sang, did arts and crafts, and just had a great time fellowshipping with one another.  She loved it when Thursday came because she knew she would be with her buddies.


She leave to Praise God: Daughters Cherlyn Lacy of Coppell, Texas, Roberta Williams of Orlando, Florida, Karen Sanford of Carrollton, Texas, Diedra (Tony) Harris of Apopka, Florida, Kim Mitchell of Orlando, Florida.  Sons: Garnett Sanford of Rowlett, Texas, Cornell (Gladys) Smith of Little Elm, Texas.  20 grandchildren, 32 greatgrandchildren, 4 great great grandchild and a host of nieces and nephews.  Dear and best friends Mary Cottle, Barbara Biggers, Gloria Denmark, Ruth Dariso and Maxwell Thurston.


Loving and caring extended family:  The Council Family, Jean Evans, Laura Perry and the CCTOF family.



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Memorial Services

11:00 am
Saturday, October 17, 2020
Black & Clark Funeral Home
2517 East Illinois Ave.
Dallas, Texas, United States
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