Funeral services for Miriam Susannah Sanders, 73, of Greenville, MS will be at 2:00 on Saturday, September 23, 2023, at Boone Funeral Home, Greenville, MS. Susannah passed away on Tuesday, September 19, 2023, after a lengthy illness. Burial will be in the Greenville Cemetery under the direction of Boone Funeral Home.
Miriam Susannah Sanders was born July 18, 1950, in Caledonia, MS to Rev. James Thomas McCafferty, Jr. and Miriam Stamps McCafferty. She lived in several towns in North Mississippi, including Caledonia, Iuka, Marks, Clarksdale, and Leland as her parents served Methodist congregations in those towns. She was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church.
Upon graduation from Leland High School in 1968, Susannah attended Millsaps College, where she was a member of the Chi Omega Sorority, and Mississippi State University, where she earned her degree in Elementary Education.
Susannah returned to the Delta after graduation from MSU and began her nearly 30-year teaching career in the Greenville Public Schools, first at Carrie Stern Elementary School and next at Em Boyd Elementary. After a brief retirement, Susannah returned to the workforce as a Boutique Lady at Stein Mart, where she worked part-time for 10 years. Post-retirement, she enjoyed volunteering at St. Vincent De Paul ministry. She was loved by many and never met a stranger.
Susannah met her husband, Jan, shortly after moving to Greenville to begin her teaching career. Susannah and Jan celebrated 50 years of marriage on August 18, 2023.
Susannah was preceded in death by her parents. She is survived by her husband, Jan; her son, Andy (Celeste) of Hernando, MS; her daughter, Ann Claire Achey (Elias) of Spring Lake, MI; and five grandchildren, Wenn Sanders, Meg Sanders, Margot Achey, Elias Achey, III, and Vida Achey. She is also survived by her brother, James Thomas (Jim) McCafferty, III of McComb, MS.
There will be a visitation from 1:00 – 2:00 on Saturday, September 23, 2023, at Boone Funeral Home.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society or a charity of the donor’s choice.