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Ethel May Sanders

Graveside Service: 11:00 a.m., Thursday, January 6, 2022

Location: Peninsula Memorial Park

Ethel May Sanders, 101, passed away Friday, December 31, 2021 at home.  She was born in Richmond, VA and had been a life-long resident of the Peninsula.  She was a dedicated member of Lebanon Christian Church for 73 years, where she served wherever needed.  May always possessed a gentle but firm spirit and would gladly defend her Faith and family.  She was also an avid crafter.

May was preceded in death by her beloved husband of 75 years,  Woodrow Wilson Sanders, Sr. She is survived by her devoted son, Woodrow “Woody” Sanders, Jr. of whom she was so proud, of Newport News; a grandson, David H. Sanders (Suzanne), and three great-grandchildren, Colin, Emma, and Marley of Chicahominy Haven;  two sisters, Barbara Lee of King and Queen County, VA, and Emily Turner of Gloucester; and a niece, Jane Skates of Warsaw, VA.

A graveside service will be conducted at 11 a.m., Thursday, January 6, 2022 at Peninsula Memorial Park by the Rev. Dennis Worsham.  In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Lebanon Christian Church Building Fund, 409 Yorktown Rd., Newport News, VA  23603.  Arrangements are by Weymouth Funeral Home.

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