Final Rites and Burial for the late Mrs. Brenda Maria Saunders Age 78yrs, a resident of The Grove West Bay Street, will be held on Saturday March 21st 2020, 11:00 am. At Faith United Baptist Church Nassau Bahamas, Officiating will be Rev. Dr. William Thompson, assisted by Rev. George Kelly and Rev. Greg Major and Interment will follow in the Woodlawn Gardens Cemetery.
Brenda is predeceased by her:
Husband: the Rev. Godfrey A. Saunders
Mother: Eliza Humes
Father: Neville Butler
Left to cherish memories are:Daughters: Dr. Hadassah Saunders of Annapolis, MDand Inderia Saunders-Lindeman.
Sons: Gregory Saunders, Lovell Saunders of Washington, DC and Walton Saunders of Annapolis, MD.
Grandchildren: Rasheed, Leo, Mia and Caleb Saunders. Step-Grandchildren: Skylar and Maya Lindeman; Lia Armbrister.
Son-in-Law: Franciscus Lindeman.
Sisters: Sheila Francis and Antoinette Smith of Freeport, Grand Bahama. Predeceased: Sandra Newton and Maxine Smith of Miami, Florida.
Brothers: Willie Hayward Sr.(Ellery Hayward) of Miami, FL; Anthony Carey (Sylvia Carey); Ronald “Tippy” Butler; Neville Butler Jr. (Janet Butler) of Charlotte, N.C.; Vincent Butler (Cheryline Butler) of Philadelphia, PA; Francis Butler of New York..
Adopted Children: Clarice Rolle of Atlanta, GA and Cheyanne Rolle.
Sisters-in-Law: Bernadine(Samuel) Rigby; Maureen Saunders; Angela Saunders;Judymae Saunders; Joanna Johnson.
Brothers-in-Law: Wilfred (Melva) Saunders; Israel (Esther) Saunders; Clifford Saunders.
Nieces: Sonia (Dillon) Knowles; Charmaine Francis; Shanelle Taylor, Charan Francis, Chevette (Victor) Bowe, Francine Smith, TravillaBogan, Amber Hayward-Carr (Robert Jr.); Charmayne Sands; Daphne Riley, Racquel Wallace-Rolle; Psyche, Eleanor and Shelley Saunders, Stephany Saunders-Ranger (Darrell), Lisa Saunders, Latania Bastian, Kaye Saunders, Tanisha Sweeting and JulacaTynes.
Nephews: Keith (Mary) Bastian, Olin Jr.,(Kim Bogan), Lavan(Raquel) Butler, Devon Francis, Sharadd Taylor, Dencil Newton, Cliff and Clinton Smith, Willie Hayward Jr. (Keisha); Aja Hayward; Rodney (Ingrid) Saunders; Jason (Sian) Saunders; Warren and Ryan Saunders; Sheldon (Erica) Saunders; Sean Saunders, Giovanni (Dede) Sands; Rico (Judy) Sands; Lambert Ranger; Ashley Forbes. Aunt: Sylvia Campbell. Best Friend: Mavis Dean and family.
Other family members including: Louise Saunders and family of Smith’s Bay, Cat Island; The Campbell family of Hollywood, Florida; The descendants of the late Bishop and Hattie Saunders family; Prince Francis & family; The Burrows; The Butler, Marche, Smith, Cooper and Cash families of New Providence;Descendants of the late David and Sidney Young, Jane Poitier & Ruth Davis. Helen Johnson & family, Perrilyn Hudson & family, Betty Knowles & family, Merlene Woodside & family, Gwendolyn Cunningham & family, Judy Alleyne &family, Opal Bastian & family, Jervis Humes & family, Cleveland Humes Jr. & familyBarbara Saunders, T’noya Bethel, Delores Mansburg, Betty Humes Williams & family, Ivy Humes Patrick & family (Connecticut) Albertha Berryman & family (of England) & the entire Humes family.
Special Friends and Family, including: Deon (Vivian) Swann of Virginia; Sis Thelcine Simms & family; the Deal family, Violet Dixon, Carl & Yvonne Rolle and Family; Shirley Evans and family, Beverly Smith& Jacquelyn Robinson; the Wallace family, the Rasulo family of Maryland, the Owens family of Maryland, Alexandria Smith & Family, Debbie Rolle & Family, Cherian Rolle; Rev. George Kelly; Rev Greg and Eloise Major, and Family; The Christie family; Sis. Patsy Bowleg, Judy Major & family, Irvin Lightbourne and family, the Narines, Shirley Greenslade& Family; Elvis Thurston; John and Rosalyn Peters of Bowie Maryland, Antoinette Bowe & family, The Metropolitan Baptist Church family, the Ardyss family of Maryland, The PMH Medical Records family; The Bahamas Association of Ministers Wives and Widows.
And a host of other family and friends too numerous to name…
The body will repose at the Chapel of the Saints Sweeting’s Colonial Mortuary and Crematorium, #84 Blue Hill Rd. from 10.00 am on Friday until 5:00pm and on Saturday from 10:00 am until service at the Church.