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Aubrey Carter Sanders

Posted By obits On January 18, 2022 @ 10:17 am In Elizabeth City,Obituaries | 4 Comments

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Rev. Aubrey Carter Sanders (88) of Manassas, VA departed for heaven January 05, 2022, in Woodbridge, VA. He was born August 30,1933 in Elizabeth City, NC. He was preceded in death by his wife and best friend of 69 years, Betty Louise Smith Sanders. They served the Lord together since 1951, ministering in North Carolina 1957-1963 and in Virginia since 1963. He was the founding pastor of Community Baptist Church.

He is survived by his four children Nita Mitchell (Steve), Dee Cox (Tommy), Beth Pike (Jerald), Michael Sanders (Suzanne); Ten grandchildren Bethany Ganz (Danny), Natalie Bryan (JB), Thomas Cox (Analisa), Kathryn Pugh (Robbie), Joshua Cox, Clarissa Sanders, Richie Sanders (Tori), Rebecca Cox, Timothy Pike, and Zachary Pike; Twelve great-grandchildren: Alyssa Confino, Isabella Confino, Andrew Confino, Ezra Ganz, Ella Ganz, Eli Ganz, Carter Bryan, Lydia Bryan, Malia Bryan, Blake Mitchell, Maggie Pugh, and Joshua Pugh.  He was pre-deceased by his parents Richard and Effie (Carter) Sanders and brothers Maywood Sanders, Clarence Sanders, and sister Evelyn Hooker, all of Elizabeth City.

A funeral service will be held at the River of Grace Lutheran Church (formerly “Community Baptist Church”), 15012 Dumfries Rd. Manassas, VA 20112 on Wednesday, January 19, 2022, with the visitation at 11:00 am and a service following at 12:00 noon.  A second service will take place at Berea Baptist Church, 2033 N. Road St., Elizabeth City, NC 27909 on Friday, January 21, 2022, with the visitation at 11:00 am and a service following at 12:00 noon. The interment will follow at New Hollywood Cemetery. Pastor Urie Hershberger will be officiating all services.

He always had a heart for missions intending to go to the mission field himself until GOD redirected his life path into pastoral ministry. He never lost the desire to share the message of Christ’s love and continued to support missions up until his passing. He loved the Lord with all of his heart and served Him well. He demonstrated his love for Him and others through his service. He loved his Lord, his family and his community. Surely he entered heaven hearing “Well Done Thy Good and Faithful Servant.”  Contributions can be made for memorial Bibles in Rev. Aubrey C. Sanders Name to: Bible League 3801 Eagle Nest Drive, Crete, IL 60417 1-866-825-4636.  Twiford Funeral Home, 405 East Church Street, Elizabeth City, NC 27909 is serving the Sanders family.  Online memorial condolences may be sent to the family at www.TwifordFH.com.  To plant a tree in memory of Rev. Sanders, please visit www.TwifordFH.com/send-flowers.

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Twiford Funeral Home (Elizabeth City)

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405 East Church Street,
Elizabeth City, NC 27909
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Condolence from Dona Whitehead Yunker on January 18th, 2022 2:01 pm

To all of Aubrey;s family. Aubrey was a true man of God. He and Betty visited me when I lived in Woodbridge, Va., having both been raised up at Berea. May the memories he shared with you live on in your hearts. My sincere condolences to all.

Condolence from Andrew Smithson on January 18th, 2022 3:48 pm

Please accept my sincere condolences, secure in the knowledge that Aubrey gone to the place of happy reunions and eternal joy which has been prepared for him.
Well done indeed.

Condolence from Marie Snyder on January 19th, 2022 2:50 pm

May the love of the Lord, friends and family carry you through this most difficult time. Aubrey will be greatly missed.

Condolence from Lynnette Whitehurst Boyce on January 21st, 2022 11:19 am

What a blessed life he has had. Prayers for the family and all the lives he has touched.

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