Mother Armie Jean Sanders was born April 12, 1938, in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, to the late Herman Scales and Mother Willie Lee (Sally) Scales. She was the baby sister of four, Ruby Scales Smith Mahan & Reppie Olivia Scales who have preceded her in death and she is survived by Hermie Lee Scales McMikles of Peterson, Alabama.
Armie Jean married her first love, Mr. Johnnie Peebles (deceased), in 1955 and moved to Baltimore Maryland in 1957. From that union, five children were born, and one child, Michaelangelo Peebles, preceded her in death. Widowed at young age, she then met and married the love of her life Deacon Clifford Sanders in 1973. From that union one child was born, Marvin Xavier Peebles who has preceded her in death.
She became a Christian at an early age and joined St. Paul Baptist Church in Peterson, AL. Later in life, she joined Mt. Zion Baptist where she was a member of the choir and attended for as long as her health allowed. She was fondly known throughout the community as ‘Armie’ and to a select few ‘Gino’. Devoted Wife, Sister, Mother, Step-Mother, Aunt, Grandmother, Great-Grandmother and Great-Great Grandmother, her many passions included cooking, traveling and fashion. She was known for her many hats both literally and figuratively (she owned over 100 hats!)
As Armie makes her journey into eternity, those left to cherish the wonderful memories of her life are her sister, Mrs. Hermie-Lee Scales McMikles of Peterson AL, her daughters; Brenda (Rick) Little of Byron GA, Wanda Ocain of Baltimore MD, son Johnnie Peebles of Camden SC, and her loving, devoted husband of 49 years, Mr. Clifford Sanders of Camden SC; nineteen grandchildren, twenty-six great-great grandchildren, three great-great-great grandchildren and a host of nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.