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Evelyn Shipman Sanders, Celebrating a Life Well Lived Granny, as she was affectionately known, by those closest to her, transitioned to her heavenly home on September 21, 2018 in Chattanooga, Tennessee.  Instead of mourning, she requested that we celebrate her 95 years of life.  She has now been reunited with her parents, Doc and Hattie Shipman, her beloved husband, James Sanders, as well as other numerous relatives and friends. Granny loved The Lord with all her heart, mind, and soul.  Granny was a faithful member of First Baptist Church Lookout Mountain. Lookout Mountain, Tennessee, where during her years of Christian discipleship she served in various capacities. She was best known for her melodic soprano voice.  Her rendition of Calvary every Easter will be immensely missed.  One of her greatest accomplishments was being a charter member of Good Neighbors Incorporated.  Helping Hand was not just the name of her club. It was her creed. She believed that through helping others and showing them the love of Christ through her words and deeds that she could be a beacon of light in the darkness.  We have no doubt that God has received her with open arms. Granny did not attend funerals, she often told us to give her roses while she lived. In honor of that request, there will be no formal services.  We simply ask that in her honor, you praise God for her blessed 95 years and spend time building your personal relationship with our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. Patricia, Leslye, Ronald, Daniel, Evelyn, Jayden, Maya, Drayton, & Joan. His lord said unto him, Well done, thou good and faithful servant: thou hast been faithful over a few things, I will make thee ruler over many things: enter thou into the joy of thy lord. Matthew 25:21 KJV

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  • Friday, September 21, 2018
    Our staff will continue to keep your family in our prayers. We thank you for allowing us to serve your family.
    ~ John P. Franklin Funeral Home
  • Saturday, September 22, 2018
    Leslye and family, please accept my deepest sympathy on the loss of your Grandma. You know she is in a better place and seated at the right hand of our Savior! I did not know Mrs. Sanders, however, if she was anything like her Granddaughter, she was amazing. Keep your eyes on the cross. Sincerely, Nancy Woodell
    ~ Nancy Woodell   Chattanooga, TN
  • Saturday, September 22, 2018
    My aunt has transitioned from her earthly vessel to reside in the presence of the Lord. She was the last monarch of the Shipman Sisters. I pray that Patricia and Leslye are strengthen during this difficult time.
    ~ Faye Swain   Dothan, AL
  • Saturday, September 22, 2018
    So sorry to hear about the loss of your loved one. This can be a most difficult and challenging time for a family. The scriptures promises that we will be reunited with our loved ones again (Isaiah 25:8, John 5:28&29,Revelation 21:3-5 ) better times are ahead rest assured. For additional information and comfort from the scriptures please visit jw.org Sincerly JL
    ~ James Lampkin Jr
  • Friday, October 05, 2018
    Here in the pass few months I had been asking about her where was she at....would even ride by her house out east to get a glimpse of her …..we worked together in Head Start back in the seventy's …….I was the bus monitor picking up children and rode with her driving ..She had a beautiful soul..now I know where she's at with God.....and she would sing on the bus many a day while driving......
    ~ Lenard Wigfall   Chattanooga
  • Friday, October 05, 2018
    Rest in Heaven, Evelyn. God loved you best.
    ~ Gloria Griffin   Chattanooga, TN
  • Sunday, October 07, 2018
    Your family chain is broken, and nothing seems the same, but as God calls us one by one, the chain will link again. May God continue to bless the family during this time as your loved one received her angel wings.
    ~ Sarah Curry Weeks   Chattanooga, TN
  • Monday, October 08, 2018
    To the Family of Mrs. Evelyn Sanders: Precious memories of one so dear. May God be with you!
    ~ Dorothy A. Morton   Chattanooga