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Shirley David Saunders

April 5, 1933 ~ December 9, 2021 (age 88)

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“My flesh and my heart may fail, But God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever” ~ Psalm 73:26

Shirley David Saunders passed away on December 9, 2021. He was born in Nansemond County, VA on April 5, 1933 to the late Solomon David and Lydia Darrah Saunders. Graduated from Nansemond Training School, drafted in to the Army, attended A & T University, Greensboro, NC; retired from the Army and retired from Tran America after 30 years of service.
Shirley met the love of his life, Arlene Delores Fowlkes-Saunders, and they were married for 65 years. He was a member of Tussekiah Baptist Church, Trustee and attended Sunday School every Sunday until his health failed him. He was a member of the VFW, Masonic Lodge #187, and Buckingham Hunt Club.

He is preceded in death by his parents Solomon and Lydia Saunders, two brothers, Roland Saunders and Leroy Saunders; three sisters, Evelyn Oakley, Rose Fitzgerald and Irene Hoffler.

He is survived by his wife, Arlene Delores Saunders, one daughter: Veda Saunders-Walters (Ronald Walters); one grand-daughter: Danielle Walters; one great-nephew: Amir Saunders; one sister: Helen Tandy, West Palm Beach, FLA and many nieces, nephews and friends.

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Services

Viewing
Thursday
December 16, 2021

2:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Minor B. Eggleston Chapel
914 S Main St
Farmville, Virginia 23901

Funeral Service
Friday
December 17, 2021

11:00 AM
Minor B. Eggleston Chapel
914 S Main St
Farmville, Virginia 23901

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Interment following funeral service
Friday
December 17, 2021

Virginia Veterans Cemetery at Amelia
10300 Pridesville RD.
Amelia, VA 23002

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