Let the memory of Talmadge be with us forever
  • 17 years old
  • Born on April 21, 1999 .
  • Passed away on July 2, 2016 .

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

Posted by Faith Wheeles on 3rd July 2017
Markus sanders had a heart of gold and the biggest heart whether he was mad or not he had your back through and through. I love you man. Save me a spot up there by you I have so many memories with you and prayers to the family. You've been gone a year now ,but never will be forgotten
Posted by Danelle Doster on 22nd April 2017
Happy 18th. Baby fly high my angel. Love you to the moon stars and beyond. Never in my life did I ever think i would be saying in letters. I love miss you miss your smile your laugh . GOSH IF I COULD TAKE YOUR PLACE .JUST BRING YOU BACK FOR ONE MORE DAY . MOMMY LOVES MISSES YOU
Posted 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.
Posted 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.
Posted by Andrea Muir-Brown on 7th July 2016
Praying for the Sanders family, especially my friend/co-worker Sonny.
Posted 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.
Posted 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.
Posted 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
Posted by Craig Arwood on 6th July 2016
So sorry about you loss Sonny. You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers.
Posted 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.
Posted 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
Posted 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 )
Posted 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.
Posted by McGinty Family on 5th July 2016
Fly High Talmadge Markus, you left way too early but your love will go on forever. love...
Posted by Danelle Doster on 5th July 2016
I love you baby! Mommy misses you more than you know .
Posted 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.
Posted 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
Posted by Caroline Doster on 5th July 2016
Rest in peace Markus
Posted 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
Posted 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.
Posted 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!
Posted 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!
Posted 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.
Posted 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.
Posted 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
Posted 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
Posted 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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