Donald R. Sanders

Published 8:24 pm Tuesday, April 30, 2019

A memorial service will be held for Donald R. Sanders on May 4, 2019, at 2 p.m. at Riverwood Family. Visitation will be prior to the service starting at 12:00pm also at Riverwood Family.

Donald R. Sanders, 72, of Brookhaven, passed from this life on April 29, 2019, at Hospice Ministries in Ridgeland, Mississippi. He was born on Aug. 13, 1947, to Darius William Sanders and Gladys Ready Sanders.

He was a United States Air Force veteran serving during Vietnam. Mr. Sanders was a welder by trade and loved fishing and being with friends.

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Preceding him in death were his father and mother; brothers, Gene Sanders and Wayne Sanders and sisters-in-law, Dorothy Jean Sanders, Deana Lowery Sanders and Anne Harvey Sanders.

Those left to cherish his memory are his wife, Phyllis Tyler Sanders; brothers, James Sanders of Arm, Mississippi, and David Sanders of Columbia, Mississippi; and sisters, Linda Daniels of Topeka-Tilton, Mississippi, and Susan Leonard and husband, Mose, of Monticello, Mississippi. He is also survived by brother-in-law, Stephen Tyler of Gasport, New York; sister-in-law, Patricia Ann Cornelius and husband, Phillip, of Connecticut and stepmother-in-law, Josephine Tyler of Angelica, New York. He is also survived by numerous nieces and nephews.

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