Mrs. Bennie Jo (Steptoe) Sanford of Montgomery, Texas, passed away Monday, November 25, 2019, in Montgomery at the age of 89.
Born May 27, 1930, Mrs. Sanford was a native and former resident of San Augustine County, Texas. She had been a longtime resident of Bacliff, Texas, before moving to Montgomery several years ago. She loved her family and was an attentive wife, mother, and grandmother. She was a faithful and supportive leader of her family's activities, such as Little League, Scouts, etc. Mrs. Sanford enjoyed bowling and was a member of the Baptist church.
Her survivors include her daughter, Sally Ann Ristoff of Montgomery; daughter-in-law, Sheryl Sanford of Bacliff; grandchildren, Raymond Donese Sanford of Montgomery, Brandon Lee Sanford of Bacliff, William Hunter Sanford of Montgomery, Cameron Lee Sanford of Bacliff, Melissa Danielle Rosche of Westport, Connecticut, and Andrew Murphey of Bacliff; sisters, Thelma Jean Havard of Wells, Texas, Helen Jerline Barlow of Center, Texas; and Elizabeth Jeanette Outterson of Montgomery; and five great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, A.D. "Bill" Sanford, in 1990; along with her sons, Harold Wilburn Sanford and an infant son; her father, Lonnie Steptoe; her mother, Ella Elizabeth (Sowell) Steptoe; and siblings, Hattie Mae Norwood, Odell Drew Steptoe, Oneda Sowell, Pauline Downs, Cecil Steptoe, Lonnie Alfred Steptoe, L.R. "Jiggs" Steptoe Jr, Novis Nell Sowell, and Charles Bennan Steptoe.
Visitation will be held from 11:00 a.m. until 12:00 noon Saturday, November 30, 2019, at Wyman Roberts Funeral Home.
Funeral services are set for 12:00 noon Saturday, November 30, 2019, at Wyman Roberts Memorial Chapel, located at 316 W. Columbia Street in San Augustine. Interment will follow at Sowell Cemetery in San Augustine County.
Pallbearers: Raymond Sanford, Brandon Sanford, William Sanford, Cameron Sanford, Tyler Rosche, and Andrew Murphey.
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Services are under the direction of Wyman Roberts Funeral Home in San Augustine.
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