Annelle McDaniel SaucierBy STAFF,
Annelle McDaniel Saucier
Graveside services were held at 4 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 15, in the John Ford Cemetery, where she arrived by horse-drawn carriage, for Mrs. Annelle McDaniel Saucier, 68, of Columbia, who went home to be with her Lord and Savior Sunday evening, Jan. 13 in Columbia. Rev. Tommy Jones officiated at the services.
She was born on June 16, 1950, one of two children to Robert and Emma Louise Hill McDaniel, and spent her life in her hometown of Columbia. She was a gifted young lady in many ways and excelled playing the organ and piano by ear. She graduated from Columbia High School, a member of the Class of 1968, and attended PRCC where she earned her degree as an LPN. She worked as a nurse and pre-school teacher, but her true career was raising her children and caring for her family. She was an excellent cook, loved to bake and also had a green thumb.
She was a Christian that loved to read her Bible and other Christian books. Her hobbies included drawing, calligraphy and discovering more of her family genealogy. She will be remembered as a loving, devoted and talented mother. Inspirational, creative and selfless are just a few of the many words used to describe her. Her loving husband of 34 years says that he could have looked the world over and not found a more dedicated loving wife and mother for their kids. She will be sadly missed by all who knew and loved her.
She was preceded by her parents, Robert and Emma Louise McDaniel.
Left to cherish her memories are her husband, Raymond Saucier; children, daughters Brandi Pope (Joseph) of Foxworth and Allison Saucier of Hattiesburg; son, Jarod Saucier (Leslie) of Madison; brother, Robert McDaniel (Sherry) of Columbia; grandchildren, Victoria Singley, Alexis Singley, Isaac Singley, Sadie Pope, Emma Pope and Aodhan Pope; nieces, Shannon Roberts, Robin Terry, Kristyn Bumpers, Tiffany McCardle and Alissa Smith, and numerous friends and neighbors.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made in her honor to your favorite charity or to the Alzhiemers Foundation.
Trinity Funeral Services is honored to have served the Saucier family and asks everyone to keep Mr. Raymond and the family in their thoughts and prayers over the coming days.