Mr. Sammy Lee Sanders age 61 of Marianna, FL passed away Sunday May 29th at UAB Hospital in Birmingham, AL.
Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Saturday, June 11th at Shira Sr. and Chelcie McKinnie Memorial Chapel located 5304 Bowden Hill Campbellton, FL with Reverend Richard Davis III, officiating and McKinnie Funeral Home of Campbellton, FL directing.
A public viewing will be held from 4 to 6 p.m. Friday, June 10th at the funeral home.
Mr. Sammy Lee Sanders was born September 12, 1960, in Donaldsonville, Georgia to the late Amos Sanders Sr. and Loretha Bellamy Sanders.
Sammy grew up in the McChapel Community where he attended Union Grove and Malone schools. He accepted Christ at an early age and joined Mt. Zion Missionary Baptist Church in Malone, Florida. He attended worship services every chance got until his job moved him from place to place. He was a masonry by trade, and he work for Ducky Johnson House Movers. His hobbies included masonry, carpenter, fishing, spending time with his family and playing basketball at Greenwood gym where he was known as ‘Big Sam’.
He was preceded in death by, his son, Justin Demetrius Sanders, his parents, two sisters: Plassie Sanders and Nellie B. Jones and two brothers: Harry Sanders and Rickey Sanders.
He leaves to cherish his memories, His Son, Kenneth Sanders Sr.(Morgan) Grandchildren: Joshua Sanders and Kenneth Sanders Jr., Life partner, Maxine Pollock; Four sisters, Maretha Hall (Willie), Rosa Lewis (Andrew), Sandy Sanders-Sims and Harriet Sanders-Davis (Richard) and Sandy Sanders-Sims; Two brothers, Henry Sanders and Amos Sanders, Jr.; Sister-in-law: Eva Sanders, Like a mother: Emma Lee Newton. Children and Grandchildren that he helped raise as his own: Chris Perry, Lotonya Pollock, Cristiana Perry, Crishauna Perry, Ryver Roulhac, Amani Perry and Maliyah Garrett. A loving niece that he helped raise; Destinie Sanders and a host of loving nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends that he loved and loved him.