Talmadge Markus Sanders
  • 17 years old
  • Date of birth: Apr 21, 1999
  • Date of passing: Jul 2, 2016
Let the memory of Talmadge be with us forever

Talmadge Markus Sanders 17, of Opelika, Alabama died Saturday July 2, 2016. 

Funeral services will be held at 11AM Thursday July 7, 2016 at the Community Baptist Church in LaFayette with the Rev. Eric Hilyer, Rev. Debbie Moreland and Rev. Blain Turner officiating, with burial to follow at Resthaven Memorial Gardens in Lanett, Alabama.

 Visitation will be held at the church Thursday from 10AM until 11AM prior to the service.

 Professional services provided by Jeff Jones Funeral Home of LaFayette, AL. www.jeffjonesfuneralhome.com

Memorial Tributes
This tribute was added by Karstyn Norrell on 8th July 2016

"we grew up together and you've been my best friend through thick and thin. You were always that one who would be there no matter what time of day it was. You had good heart, and were willing to do anything for anyone. You loved to fish and hunt and I cherish the times we spent talking about it and telling stories about it. I'll never forget the crazy times we spent together. No matter what you will still be my best friend and I'll love you forever."

This tribute was added by Andrea Muir-Brown on 7th July 2016

"Praying for the Sanders family, especially my friend/co-worker Sonny."

This tribute was added by Karen Helton on 7th July 2016

"I will forever love and miss you. So many wonderful memories of the times we had so much fun. You were such a wonderful special young man. You will always live in my heart."

This tribute was added by Kristi Norton on 6th July 2016

"Markus you were one sweet, lovable, and funny child then grew up to be great young man. I am really hating that I didn"t spend as much time with you or your Grammy in the last 3-4 years as I did the first 12-14 years of your life.  I have some great pictures of you over the years and I'm so thankful for that.  You will be truly missed. Love you kiddo."

This tribute was added by DeAnna Bowling on 6th July 2016

"Prayers for the family.. may God give you all comfort
Markus was a true spirited teenager loved everything dealing with hunting or fishing  and  loved you both Paula & Sonny very much and thankful for you both ...
Keeping you in our prayers ..The Bowlings (Rodney Fat rat & DeAnna )"

This tribute was added by sissy farr on 6th July 2016

"What a great loss.. Markus, you will always live on in our hearts and threw memories...... SONNY there are no words that i could say, just know that you all are in my HEART.... LOVE SISSY"

This tribute was added by Nathan May on 6th July 2016

"Markus.....brother. My heart completely broken. Why you why you. I'll never forget you and a day doesn't go by that I don't look up and think about you. I always looked at you role model. This is rough but I know you're forever in my heart and I'll get through this."

This tribute was added by Craig Arwood on 6th July 2016

"So sorry about you loss Sonny. You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers."

This tribute was added by Bettina Schemera on 6th July 2016

"Dear Sonny, please accept our most heartfelt sympathies for the loss of Markus. Our thoughts are with you and your family during this difficult time. Words, however kind, can't mend your heartache, but those who care and share your loss wish you comfort and peace of mind. May you find strength in the love of family and the in the warm embrace of friends"

This tribute was added by Amy Comeaux on 6th July 2016

"Markus, you were such a sweet and respectful young man. You were taken way to soon. But God must of needed a fishing partner. Thank you for being a best friend amd brother to Jonathan. Your sweet smile and funny wit will be greatly missed. Rest easy sweet boy. Til we see you again. Much love."

This tribute was added by Ashton Scurnopoli on 6th July 2016

"Markus, I didn't really know u but u seemed like a really cool and nice guy. Really wished this didn't happen and that this whole thing was just a dream. Fly high, Markus. You will be missed and loved by so many people."

This tribute was added by Jonathan Gavins on 5th July 2016

"Markus you were my brother ypu tough me so much stuff on the lake an about fishing taht I didn't know you were a great friend but a good brothe you I will miss riding dirt roads with you going to the camp with you an hang with you I miss you brother an love  you"

This tribute was added by Terri Hathcock on 5th July 2016

"Dear Sonny,

John and I are so sorry to hear of your loss.  Please know we are praying for you and your family.  May you find comfort in your family and friends.

Terri & John Hathcock"

This tribute was added by Yolanda Anderson on 5th July 2016

"Paula, I am so sorry to hear about your loss.  I am praying for you and your family."

This tribute was added by Autumn Senn on 5th July 2016

"Rip Markus,  I've known you since second grade. Although we quit talking.  It still sucks that you're gone.  Fly high,  markus."

This tribute was added by Meagan Morris on 5th July 2016

"This still seems so unreal. You didn't deserve this. I'm so glad I was lucky enough to get to watch you grow from such a sweet little boy to a fine young man. You were one of a kind and you will truly be missed more than you know. Me and Lizzi love you so much and will forever miss you. RIP Markus!"

This tribute was added by Kandice Blankenship on 5th July 2016

"Markus , you were truly one a kind. You left us way to early, but your love will go on forever and ever. I'll never forget Mr. Jenkins class with you, it took me forever to learn how to weld but you never once gave up on me. Or when we'd go fishing and you'd make fun of the way I would cast my pole and nest it every now and then , but you'd always help me fix it. You are truly a blessing! Thank you for all of the many memories that we've made in a such short period of time. 17 years just aren't enough. it's not fair. I miss you so so much. i love you Markus , rest in peace babe!"

This tribute was added by Jasmine Sanders on 5th July 2016

"You were loved by so many. All the countless memories from your lake house to bass pro shops, pizza Friday at school, keeping me laughing in class, long phone calls, I remember you taught the whole class about you're true passion. Coon hunting and fishing. Your sweet soul can now rest in peace fishing in heaven with your daddy. I will miss you dearly sweet boy."

This tribute was added by Anthony Patterson on 5th July 2016

"Markus me and you was always hanging out when we were young and I remember when you used to always talking about how you wanted to go kill a bird that was way high up in a tree and you was gonna climb it to kill the bird, I miss you so much"

This tribute was added by Caroline Doster on 5th July 2016

"Rest in peace Markus"

This tribute was added by Linda Randolph on 5th July 2016

"I am so sorry about Marcus. He will be missed greatly. Love to all of you and you are in our  thoughts. J.H., Linda, Morris, Rudy, Melva Randolph
Karana and Ronnie Kellum"

This tribute was added by Nilmini Viswaprakash on 5th July 2016

"Sonny, I have known you for over 16 years and I have no words to express how I feel thinking about your son Markus. His image is so vivid in my mind when he visited my home with you. I spoke to him and asked him about his studies and interests and found him as a very smart child with lots of ambitions and dreams. I was so happy that you have a wonderful child. Perhaps God wanted him to live in this world only during his childhood and enjoy all the love and affection and comforts given by his family. He took him away before all the life's drama begin. I believe that God gave him to your family because that is where he would have the best 17 years of his life. I love you and will miss you so much dear Markus. May you have great fun in heaven with God and all your loved ones there."

This tribute was added by Danelle Doster on 5th July 2016

"I love you baby! Mommy misses you more than you know ."

This tribute was added by McGinty Family on 5th July 2016

"Fly High Talmadge Markus, you left way too early but your love will go on forever.  love..."

This tribute was added by Robert(Tina) Brown on 5th July 2016

"I am praying for your family... Marcus rode my bus and he was a very sweet and kind fellow.... he will be missed... praying  for you family to have comfort and God in your time of need...      your friend , Tina Brown"


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