DeLila Wheat Sanders, age 60, passed away peacefully Wednesday, June 21, 2023 at her home surrounded by family and friends. She was born March 25, 1963 in Clinton, Louisiana to Vivian St. Germain-Wheat and Clyde Lee Wheat. She was a 1981 graduate of Live Oak High School. She was married to James M. Sanders on September 3, 1983. She worked as a Chief Deputy Clerk of Court for Livingston Parish until she retired in 2020. She was a resident of Watson for 60 years, she was a lover of all crafts, she enjoyed quilting, and spending time with loved ones. She is survived by her sons James Anthony Sanders (Kelli), Taylor Lea Sanders (Kaleigh), brothers Dwight “Buck” Wheat (Mary), Scott Wheat, Jason Wheat, sisters Debra Harrod (Lloyd), Darlene Wesley (Bryant), Diane Keigley (Chuck), LeaAnn Terrebonne, also survived by her grandchildren Laila, Dawsyn and Tate, special friend Nancy Alford, and many nieces, nephews and cousins. She is preceded in death by her husband James M. Sanders, as well as parents Vivian St. Germain-Wheat and Clyde Lee Wheat.
Family, friends and others whose lives DeLila touched are invited to Grace Covenant Church located at 215 Florida Ave. SE, Denham Springs, LA 70726 on Tuesday, June 27th, from 4:00 PM – 8:00 PM for visitation, and resume on Wednesday, June 28 at 8:00 AM with funeral services at 10:00 AM and burial to follow at Live Oak Cemetery.