Mary Joyce Sanders, age 72, a resident of Bay St. Louis, passed away Wednesday, September 21, 2022, in Pass Christian.
Mary was a native of Romeoville, IL. She did a little bit of everything, but she had a passion for cooking. She worked as a cook for the railroad for 13 years before retirement. Her main interest was her grandkids. She loved watching them play sports or even in the front yard. Mary loved being around people especially her family. She was a wonderful, loving mother, and even more of a loving grandmother.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Allison Clare Wood and Mary Sudie Wood; and her husband, Paul Joseph Sanders.
Mary is survived by her children, Marcia Tassinari and Andrea Bickett (Rebecca); siblings, Betty Mercer (Tony), Patricia Hansen, Barbara Albright (Paul), Thomas Wood (Vicki); grandchildren, Gunnar, Lynda, Rosalyn, Owen, Adrian, Regan, Robin, Genevieve, Lily, Aurora, Malakai, Brian, Nathan; and over 20 nieces, nephews and great nieces and nephews.
She willingly took on the title of “grandma” for any child, or adult that was lacking that in their life. The family would like to thank all who allowed her that privilege. She wore it proudly and was always bragging about all her babies. She will be missed by many and loved by all of those in her life. We love you Mom.
Riemann Family Funeral Home, 9113 Kiln Delisle Rd., Pass Christian served the family.