Mary Elizabeth Sanford was born on January 8, 1959 in Troy, Alabama to the late Hazel Sanford and Sam Caper. Mary was called home to the Lord on Friday, February 1, 2019.
Mary was a committed and dedicated mother, grandmother, sister, aunt, and friend.
She leaves behind to cherish her memory, her 3 children, Idele E. Joiner, Tommy E. Lampley, and Lynette C. White; her grandchildren, Dahlia Collier, Anyae Minter, Willie Lawrence III, Tamirah Joiner, and Omariyae White; and great grandchildren, Prince and Peaches. She also leaves behind her siblings, Hazel Jean Sanford, Bobby Sanford, Ethel Baker, Betty Allen, Frank Sanford, Walter Sanford, Martha (Willie) Sanford-Baker, George (Bettie) Sanford, and Rosie (Hassan) Turner; along with a host of nieces and nephews in Indiana and Alabama; and special friends, Sheryl Adams, Antonio Cartagena, Melissa, and her childhood best friend, Trena.
Mary was preceded in death by her parents and her niece, Louise Sanford.
A Celebration of her Life will be held at 3 p.m. on Thursday, February 14, 2019 at Indiana Funeral Care, Harry W Moore Chapel; with visitation beginning at 1 p.m.