Hattie Elizabeth Mixon Sanders

Published 5:43 pm Sunday, May 14, 2017

Hattie Elizabeth Mixon Sanders, 71, died on Tuesday, May 9, 2017, at her daughter’s home under Hospice Care following a battle with cancer.

Born Jan. 28, 1946, in Darlington, S.C., she was the daughter of the late Ernest C. Mixon and Viola Miller Mixon. She was the widow of Archie Beasley Sanders Sr., who died Oct. 9, 2013, after 54 years of marriage. She was also preceded in death by several siblings: Willie Alvin Mixon, Rufus Mixon, Pauline McLaughlin, Blanche McLaughlin, Frank Mixon, David Mixon, Billy Norton and Betty Freeman.

Mrs. Sanders was a retired seamstress in the textile industry and worked for many years for Blackwelder’s Manufacturing. In the tradition of her family, she, too, enjoyed stock car racing. She competed in numerous “Powder Puff” races and was the winner of multiple trophies.  She had attended the Church of God.

Survivors: her 3 children: Archie B. “A.J.” Sanders Jr. (Amanda) of Mocksville, Susan Sanders Wilson (Barry) of Stokesdale, and Sarah Sanders Booe (Mark) of Mocksville; her siblings, Joyce Ann Wallace (Harrison), Carolyn Sanders, Marilyn Ferguson, Ernest W. “Bubba” Mixon (Sheila), Gloria Shoemake (David), Ronald Mixon, Cynthia Cope (Mark), Colleen Simmons (Ricky), Alesia DeNitto (Don), Janice Woods, Marie Atkinson (“B”) and Patricia Morris; brother-in-law Eddie Freeman; 7 grandchildren, Toni, Andrew, Amanda, Stephen, Kacie, Lindsay and Blaze; and eleven great grandchildren: Adam, Krysta, Ayden, Easton, Hunter, Landyn, Aubrey, Jayson, Clayton. Zipporah and Zion.

The visitation with family was from 6-8 p.m. Thursday, May 11 at Davie Funeral Chapel. A celebration of life service was conducted in the funeral chapel at 1 p.m. Friday officiated by the Rev. Bruce Harry and assisted by the Revs. Eddie Freeman and Michael Burchette. Burial was in the family cemetery. Serving as pallbearers were Howard Sanders, Andrew Sanders, Chuck Hall, Doug Hall, Austin Cates and Wesley Thompson.

Condolences: www.daviefuneralservice.com.