On September 18, 2011, mom heard the following words: “Well done, thou good and faithful servant, what I gave to you, you used for me.” Margarete was born November 28, 1927 in Weakley County, Tennessee, daughter of the late Charlie and Noreen (Carlton) Connell. She was a founding member of Immanuel Baptist Church and former owner of Michigan Tailoring Service. Surviving are her two sons, Jerry (Carol) Sanford of Perry and R. Scott (Moira) Sanford of Grove City, OH; 4 grandsons; 2 granddaughters; 7 great grandchildren; brother, Larry (Janice) Connell of Fulton, Kentucky; brother-in-law, Eugene Cruce of Taylor, Michigan; sister-in-law, Dorothy Connell of South Fulton, Kentucky, along with many nieces, nephews and other extended family members. Margarete was preceded in death by her husband of 62 years, Robert “Buster” Sanford in 2005, 2 brothers and 1 sister. Funeral Services will be held at the Estes-Leadley Holt/Delhi Chapel on Tuesday, September 20, 2011 at 12:00 p.m. with Pastor Frances Dunn-Simon of Faith Tabernacle officiating. Interment will follow at East Lawn Memory Gardens in Okemos. The family will receive friends at the Estes-Leadley Holt/Delhi Chapel on Tuesday for one hour prior to the funeral.