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Viola Saunders

September 26, 1932 — May 8, 2020


Viola Brady Saunders, 87, of Ramseur passed away on Friday, May 8, 2020 at UNC Hospital. Due to the current COVID-19 mandate, a private family graveside service will be held at 2:00 pm on Monday, May 11, 2020 at Pleasant Grove Christian Church, where she was a member, with Pastor Don Edwards presiding. The viewing room will be open 9:00 am-12:00 pm on Monday, May 11, 2020 for friends to pay their respects.

Viola was born in Chatham County, N.C. on September 26, 1932 to Lela Branson Brady and William David Brady. She worked at John Plant Company for many years. She was a wonderful mother who dearly loved her children and grandchildren. She loved her Lord and cherished the time she spent with her family. She enjoyed cooking, especially for her family on Sundays.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Boyd Reece Saunders, 4 brothers, 1 sister, and great-grandson, Hunter Saunders.

She is survived by: daughters, Sherry S. Brown (Bobby), of Bennett, Sandra S. Coble (David), of Bennett; son, William “Bud “Saunders (Janice), of Bennett; grandchildren: Sheila Elkins, Robbie Brown, Wayne Coble, Darren Saunders, Deanna Culberson, Brian Saunders, Darlene Suits, Carrie Smith; step-grandchildren: Scott Brewer, Philip Brewer; 16 great-grandchildren, 3 step-great grandchildren and a host of family and friends.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to Pleasant Grove Christian Church cemetery fund, 5946 Pleasant Grove Church Rd. Bennett, NC 27208

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Monday, May 11, 2020

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