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Beulah Frances Mangum Sanders

November 18, 1935 — January 12, 2021

God saw you getting tired When a cure was not to be. So He wrapped his arms around you, and whispered, "Come to me". You didn't deserve what you went through, So He gave you rest. God's garden must be beautiful, He only takes the best. And when I saw you sleeping, So peaceful and free from pain I could not wish you back, To suffer that again.
Beulah Frances Mangum Sanders was born November 28, 1935, to the late Dempsey Mangum and Merdie Allen Tharrington. After 85 years of celebrating life, she left us on Tuesday, January 12, 2021, at her home, with family by her side.
Beulah graduated from Johnston County Training School. She married the late David "Buff Sanders and spent many of her working years at Fieldcrest Mills, K.R. Edwards Tobacco Company, and Girsberger Inc. until retirement in Smithfield. Beulah was a lifelong member of St. Peter's Church of Christ where she served in the Nurse's Aid Committee and any other area that needed assistance.
Preceding the death of Beulah, a husband: David "Buff" Sanders, three daughters: Silvia Sanders, Vanessa Bass, and Sibyl Sanders, Six brothers:Robert Lee Magnum, Thomas Mangum, Earl Mangum, Troy Mangum, Raymond Mangum, and James Mangum, one sister: Annie Catherine McLean, and one great-grandson; Savion Bass.
Cherishing her memories are two sisters: Margie Blake of Smithfield, N.C. and Flora Mangum of Zebulon, N.C., one daughter: Cassandra Sanders of Woonsocket, Rhode Island, one stepdaughter: Doris Smith of Brooklyn, N.Y., five grandchildren: Shana Lavender of Woonsocket, R.I., Arlisha Sanders of Clayton, N.C., Derrick Bass of Washington D.C., Ronald Atkinson Jr.(wife Rashonda) of Clayton, N.C. and Desmond Bass of Smithfield, N.C., as well as, 9 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandson Uziah Daniel Byrd and a host of other relatives and friends. Beulah was loved by many, never met an enemy, and helped any and everyone that needed it. She will truly be missed.

Tuesday, January 19
1:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Sanders Funeral Home Chapel
806 E Market St
Smithfield, NC 27577
(919) 934-8416

Graveside Service:
Wednesday, January 20
12:00 PM
Price Cemetery
Selma, NC
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Tuesday, January 19, 2021

1:00 - 6:00 pm (Eastern time)

Sanders Funeral Home Chapel

806 E Market St, Smithfield, NC 27577

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Graveside Service

Wednesday, January 20, 2021

Starts at 12:00 pm (Eastern time)

Price Cemetery


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