Melica Sanders

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

HARDY, ARK. - Melica Ann Sanders, 68, passed away Thursday, May 25, 2017 at her residence. She was born November 13, 1948 in Pocahontas, Ark. to Scott Hunter and Rheba Faye Gray Womack.

Mrs. Sanders was of the Baptist faith and loved her Lord. She married Richard Sanders on October 10, 1998 in Las Vegas, Nevada. She started her working career at the Marked Tree Evening Times and retired from the FBI in 2008 where she was an evidence technician for more than 20 years. Prior to moving to Hardy in 2011, she and Richard lived in Bartlett, Tenn. Her favorite pastime was riding with Richard on the back of his Harley, covering 26 states, including Hawaii. Her grandchildren were her love; she enjoyed caring for them, playing with them and just being their Nana. She also enjoyed water skiing, camping, deer hunting and just being outdoors.

She is survived by her husband, Richard Sanders III; son and daughter-in-law Larry Scott and Heather Goodwin of West Memphis, Ark.; two step-sons, Richard Sanders IV and Chris Sanders both of Memphis; eight grandchildren: Reese, Ryder, Roston, Richard V, Michael, Justin, Adam and Chandler.

She was preceded in death by her parents and her brother Gary Womack.

Funeral services were held May 28th at Roller-Citizens Funeral Home in West Memphis with Todd Paul Taulbee officiating. Interment will be in Crittenden Memorial Park. An online guestbook can be signed at