The funeral service will be conducted at 11:00 A.M., Friday morning, November 18, 2011 at Jehovah Missionary Baptist Church, 201 Chatham Street, Oglethorpe, Georgia. Interment followed at 12:30 P.M. at Andersonville National Cemetery, 496 Cemetery Road, Andersonville, Georgia.
Ernest Lee Sanders was born October 2, 1949 to Norvis Malcolm Sanders and the late Roosevelt Sanders, Sr. He was a 1968 graduate of D. F. Douglass High School, Montezuma, Georgia. Ernest was a member of Jehovah Missionary Baptist Church. He served in the U. S. Army representing his country in the Vietnam War. Ernest was employed with The Varsity in Athens, Georgia and most recently at The Huddle House in Montezuma, Georgia.
His wife, Barbara Taylor Sanders, preceded him in death. He was also preceded in death by two brothers, Alfred Malcolm and Roosevelt Sanders, Jr. Ernest was preceded in death by a very special grandmother, Mary Malcolm. His niece, Kimberly Michelle Kendrick also preceded him in death.
He leaves behind a devoted mother, Norvis Sanders, Oglethorpe, Georgia; three children, Lenorris Miller (Sonja), Montezuma, Georgia, Coretta Roddey (Brian), Atlanta, Georgia and Ernest Sanders, Jr. (Tameka), Atlanta, Georgia; ten loving grandchildren; one stepson, Reverend Edward McKellar (Shandra), Blakely, Georgia; three sisters, Shirley A. Kendrick, Oglethorpe, Georgia, Marie Sanders, Douglasville, Georgia and Gracie M. Sanders, Riverdale, Georgia; two brothers, Wesley Malcolm, Jonesboro, Georgia and Earl J. Sanders, Riverdale, Georgia; a loving mother-in-law, Susie Taylor, Oglethorpe, Georgia; four sisters-in-law, Bettye Bivens Sanders, Lithonia, Georgia, Carolyn Williams, Oglethorpe, Georgia, Glenda Rumph (George), Fort Valley, Georgia and Loretta Johnson, Jessup, Georgia; five brothers-in-law, Jerome Taylor, Phoenix, Arizona, Marvin Taylor (Carolyn), Fort Valley, Georgia, Charlie Taylor, Oglethorpe, Georgia, Arthur Taylor (Mary), Detroit, Michigan and Edward Taylor (Marilyn), Pittsburg, Pennsylvania; a host of aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends including two devoted friends, Earl Barron and David "Shorty" Nelson.
Kala Sanders(Wednesday, August 21 13 12:26 am EDT)
I LOVE YOU SOOOO MUCH GRANDDAD!!! I MISS YOU TERRIBLY !! I CANT HELP TO THINK ABOUT YOU! EVERY TIME IM LOOKING AT A CLOCK IT SAYS 11:11 , IS THAT YOU?? I REALLY HOPE IT IS! GOSH JUST SEEING YOUR PICTURE MADE ME TEAR UP. HOWS HEAVEN? I BET ITS WONDERFUL! I CANT SAY BYE , BC I KNOW ILL FINALLY SEE YOU ON THE OTHER SIDE. I PRAY YOU WATCH OVER ME & EVERYONE ELSE! GOSH I MISS YOU! I MAY NOT HAVE SEEN YOU IN SO LONG...BUT YOUR PASSING HIT ME THE HARDEST!! I CANT WAIT TO SEE YOU!
when someone we love becomes a memory the memory becomes a treasure. I send the family thoughts of comfort.
Ophelia Waters & Family
RIP Ernest God Bless
Margaret and JW McCants