Dec. 13, 1937 – Jan. 23, 2020
A funeral service was Jan. 27, 2020, at Magee’s Creek Baptist Church in Jayess for Lyndora Sauls, 82, of Jayess, who died Jan. 23, 2020, at Baton Rouge General Hospital. Interment was at Magee’s Creek Baptist Church Cemetery, Dr. Michael Knippers and Dr. Farris “Buddy” Smith officiating.
Mrs. Sauls was the matriarch of not only the Sauls family, but of Magee’s Creek Baptist Church. She served as the church’s clerk and kept the children in the church’s nursery for over 60 years, watching many of them grow into adults.
She was a seamstress, often creating her own patterns when she could not find one. She was also a hand quilter. She tatted lace pieces and ornaments and often demonstrated her skill at the Washington Parish Fair. Her chocolate pie and blueberry yum yum is known far and wide.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Rodney Smith and Lena Mae Ball.
She is survived by her husband of 65 years, Doyle Sauls, of Jayess; one son, Steve and Janet Sauls, of Baton Rouge; one granddaughter, Julie and Edwin Nolan, of Baton Rouge; one great grandson, Emmett Noland, of Baton Rouge; and one brother, Glen Smith, of Quarts Hill, CA.
Hathorn Funeral Home in Columbia was in charge of the arrangements. Family and friends may sign an online guestbook at www.hathornfuneralhome.com