Doris Sanders Jackson Fesler

Doris Sanders Jackson Fesler, 93, of Monticello, left this world to be with her Lord and Savior April 11, 2020 at JRMC in Pine Bluff.

She was born on August 2, 1926 in Oak Grove, Louisiana.

Doris married the love of her life, Jim Jackson, on January 26, 1946. They went on to have five children and lived in Lake Village until Jim’s death in 1983. She later moved to Cedar Vale, Kansas in 1988 to be with her daughters and grandchildren.

In 1991, she married Lyman Fesler of Hewins, Kansas. They were happily married thirteen years until his death in 2002.

She was a member of the Cedar Vale Kansas Church of Christ, and upon moving back to Arkansas in 2018 she attended Watson Assembly of God in Watson.

Doris worked for a sewing factory in Lake Village for thirty years. She was a homemaker and could do most anything she put her mind to do. She loved to fish, plant flowers, and play in the dirt, but the love of her life was her grandchildren, Charlie, Wyatt, and Jenny.

She was preceded in death by her two husbands, Jim Jackson and Lyman Fesler; daughters, Carol McLaughlin and Anita Utt; son, Ronnie Jackson; her parents, Monroe and Ethel Sanders; brothers, Rosco Sanders, James D. Sanders and Eufa D. Sanders; sister, Mildred Morphis.

She is survived by daughters, Norma Ragan (Mike) of Rohwer and Tammie Kelly of Cedar Vale, Kansas; grandchildren, Charlie Kelly (Amy) of Dexter, Kansas, Wyatt Kelly of Cedar Vale, Kansas and Jenny Kelly of Kansas City, Kansas; a grand dog, Chloe Ragan and one great-granddaughter Eva Rose Kelly; brother, Clifford Sanders of Hall Summit, Louisiana; a special adopted daughter, Margie Matthews (Richard) of North Little Rock, Arkansas and a host of nieces and nephews who she loved greatly; special friends Jolene Sanders and Connie McClurg.

Due to the Covid-19 virus there will be a private graveside service with the immediate family at Lake Providence Louisiana Cemetery.

The family would like to thank the staff at Grand Manor Assisted Living, where she lived a short time, and the staff at Belle View Estates in Monticello for the excellent care she received while living there.

In lieu of flowers, you can make a donation to Watson Assembly of God Church, P.O Box 109, Watson, Arkansas 71674, marked parking lot fund or to St. Jude Children’s Hospital, P.O. Box 1000, Dept. 142, Memphis, TN 38105.