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Jean Carter Watkins Saunders

February 5, 1930 June 24, 2018
Jean Carter Watkins Saunders
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Jean Carter Watkins Saunders passed away peacefully on June 24, 2018. She was the daughter of the late John Carter Watkins and Emma Webb Watkins She was preceded in death by her husband Carson Elmore Saunders and sisters, Emma Ruth Pritchard and Mary Morgan Little.

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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