Celebrating the life of Jean Carter Watkins Saunders
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She is survived by her daughter, Mary Meade Saunders and sons, Carson E. Saunders, Jr. and his wife, Sherry; and James C. Saunders, and his wife, Michelle, all of Emporia; four grandchildren: Anne Curtis Saunders Vinson and her husband, Daniel of Richmond; Mary-Warren Saunders Marrs and her husband, Tyler of Amherst; Carter Saunders and Reagan Saunders, of Emporia and a great granddaughter, Adaline Marrs of Amherst;
Jean was a life-long member of the United Methodist Church where she sang in the choir, served dinner at the Methodist Youth Fellowship, and taught Sunday School. She was a member of the United Methodist Women serving as president for several years and a charter member of the Margaret Parker Circle. She received two Life Membership Pins in recognition of her service. She was also a member of the Hicksford Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution. She taught school for several years and always said children were her favorite people.
A memorial service will be conducted on Saturday, June 30th at 11:00 a. m. at Main Street United Methodist Church in Emporia. A reception will follow.
In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to Main Street United Methodist Church, 500 South Main Street, Emporia, VA. 23847.
Condolences may be left at www.echolsfuneralhome.com.
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