2002 3rd Extraordinary Session
By: Senator(s) Mettetal
A RESOLUTION CONGRATULATING MRS. DELL "AUNT DELL" SANDERS OF PANOLA COUNTY, MISSISSIPPI, UPON THE OCCASION OF HER 100TH BIRTHDAY ON OCTOBER 26, 2002.
Mrs. Dell Sanders fondly known as "Aunt Dell" was born October 24, 1902, in Panola County, Mississippi to the late Henry and Ada Jones Sanders. Her dad, Henry Sanders was born to enslaved parents in Pike County, Missouri. Her mom, Ada Jones Sanders, was raised by her grandparents, Mr. Belp and Mrs. Mahaliah Jones, former slaves; and
WHEREAS, Aunt Dell still recalls vividly the history lessons told to her by great-grandma Hailey. Grandma Hailey had a natural ability to sew. She spun thread, knitted socks, and made blue jeans for her fellow citizens, slaves. This gift has been passed down through four generations of Jones', Sanders', and Browns; and WHEREAS, Mrs. Dell Sanders Bulter's roots remain strong in Panola County. In 1920 she married Mr. Freddie Bulter on the Bulter Place in Panola County. They resided on the Bulter Farm for many years. In 1963 they moved to Como, Mississippi in Panola County. Since her husband passed away in 1986, Aunt Dell has been cared for by her devoted niece Jessie M. Brown. She remains very active in household duties and most importantly her faith in God remains unwavering; and
WHEREAS, it is with great pride that we recognize this landmark in the life of this citizen who is an inspiration to her family, her church, her community and to the State of Mississippi: NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE SENATE OF THE STATE OF MISSISSIPPI, That we do hereby congratulate Mrs. Dell "Aunt Dell" Sanders of Panola County, Mississippi, upon the occasion of her 100th birthday on October 26, 2002, and extend to her and her family the best wishes of the Senate.
Be it further resolved, That this resolution be presented to Aunt Dell Sanders and her family, and be made available to the Capitol Press Corps.