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Walter Donald Saunders

Posted By obits On July 25, 2020 @ 3:13 pm In Elizabeth City,Obituaries | 17 Comments

Walter Donald Saunders, 79, of 165 Chantilly Road, Camden, NC died Friday, July 24, 2020, at Sentara Albemarle Medical Center. He was born March 25, 1941, in Perquimans County, NC to the late Walter Allen Saunders and Edna Goodman Saunders and was the husband of Theresa Brickhouse Saunders. He worked for Miller Oil Company as a delivery man, was a member of Good News Baptist Church, and he was a U.S. Navy Veteran.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by a daughter, Suzette Dubel of NC; two sisters, Jeannette Fortunato of Elizabeth City, NC, and Marie Kondrach (Gil) of FL; a brother, Allen Saunders of Elizabeth City, NC and two grandchildren. He was predeceased by a sister, Faye Proctor; and a brother, Ronald Saunders,

A graveside funeral service will be held Wednesday, July 29, 2020, at 11:00 a.m. at West Lawn Cemetery with the Rev. Mike Mizelle officiating. The family will receive friends immediately following the service. Memorial donations may be made to Good News Baptist Church, 157 Horseshoe Road, South Mills, NC 27976. Twiford Funeral Home, Memorial Chapel, 405 East Church Street, Elizabeth City, NC is serving the Saunders family. You may express condolences to the family by visiting www.TwifordFH.com.

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Condolence from Laura & Charlie on July 25th, 2020 3:34 pm


We’re so sorry to hear of Donald’s passing . I know
it’s been a difficult toad for you . Laura and I
think so much of you and you mean so much
to all of us at Blackwell. Our prayers are with you.

God bless you

Laura and Charlie

Condolence from Charlie on July 25th, 2020 3:42 pm

Theresa ,

I’m so sorry I made a mistake on our condolence.
How in the world could I write toad instead of
time ? Guess I just needed you to proofread it
for me ,


Condolence from Carolyn & Morgan Evans on July 25th, 2020 5:09 pm


We are so sorry over your loss. You are blessing to our church and we want you to know that we love you and keep you in our prayers.

Carolyn and Morgan

Condolence from Jane Banks on July 25th, 2020 5:33 pm

Allen , Jeanette and Marie I am so sorry for the loss of your brother Donald. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this time.

Condolence from Peggy Humphries on July 25th, 2020 8:00 pm

So sorry for your loss. God bless you for all the great care and good things you have done for your family.

Condolence from Sandra Reed on July 25th, 2020 10:04 pm

Theresa and Virginia, Bob and I send you our most heartfelt sympathy with the loss of Donald. I know how hard it is for you. I will be keeping you tucked safely away in my heart for as long as you need to be.

Condolence from Barney and Jane Higgins on July 25th, 2020 10:17 pm

Theresa and family, our prayers are with each of you. You were always so good to Uncle Donald. May your memories get you through the days to come.

Condolence from Janice and Kelly Caffrey on July 25th, 2020 10:43 pm

We are so sorry for your loss. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

Condolence from Barney and Jane Higgins on July 26th, 2020 9:48 am

Theresa, you were always so good to Uncle Donald. Our prayers are with you. May your memories get you through the days to come. Praying for all of you.

Condolence from Deborah Manning on July 26th, 2020 12:51 pm

I’m so sorry to hear of the passing of your husband. You are in my thoughts and prayers now and for the many days ahead.

Condolence from Laura Twine on July 26th, 2020 1:08 pm

I’m so sorry for your loss. We all are keeping you in our prayers and are here if you need us. God bless you❤️

Condolence from Ruby Ainsley on July 26th, 2020 6:10 pm

From Phil and Ruby ,sorry to hear about your husband. Our thoughts and prayers are with you may the Lord bless you with comfort and peace that only he can give. God bless you.

Condolence from Stephen Strunk on July 26th, 2020 8:12 pm

Dear Jean,
Steve and I are so sorry for the loss of your husband Donald. He was a very kind and thoughtful person and loved you and his family so much. God has gained a precious angel in heaven and I know Donald is rejoicing in heaven seeing his loved ones again and singing with the angels! He was a very special spirit and will be missed greatly. You will be in our thoughts and prays during this difficult time. We love you so much.

Donna and Steve Strunk

Condolence from Molly Griggs Miller on July 26th, 2020 8:44 pm

Sweet memories of a kind and gentle man. You have earned your heavenly wings. Thoughts and prayers to the family. molly

Condolence from Margie G. Crabtree on July 27th, 2020 9:13 pm

Teresa and Family, You are all in our thoughts and prayers. We are so saddened to hear of your tragic loss.
I have known Donald since high school and he was a kind and gentle man. He will be greatly remembered for his kind heart and gentle ways. Prayers, thoughts and much love to each of you. He is at peace…

Condolence from Sonny and Linda Lane on July 28th, 2020 7:31 pm

Alan, Jeanette, Marie and all of the extended Saunders family members.

Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you. Donald was loved by so many in his community
and church. Old buddy you will be missed but our memories more than sixty years will remain .

May God bless us all.

With love in Christ

Condolence from Denise Gregory on July 31st, 2020 10:37 am

Dear Theresa,

Please know you are in my thoughts and prayers .

God’s peace,
Denise Gregory

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