Dorothy Lee Saunders, age 78, of 179 Lambert Lane, Jefferson, passed away at her home Wednesday, May 1, 2019 surrounded by her family.

Born December 29, 1940, in Jefferson, she was the daughter of Bonnie and Ernest Lambert. Dorothy was a member of Orion Baptist Church.
She is survived by her son, Gary Saunders and wife Sherry. She is also survived by eight grandchildren that she loved dearly- Travis Cashimer, Tiera Shepherd, Tyler, Nicky, Bailey, Remi, Kaitlyn, and TJ Saunders, and one great grandchild, Jonah Shepherd, with another on the way.

She is also survived by two sisters, Janet Bowers and husband Darrell of Trinity, and Kathy Idol and husband Steve of Deep Gap; one brother-in-law, Ed Miles, one sister-in-law, Marie Lambert, and numerous nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Jim Saunders, daughter Lydia, son Terry, sister Elaine Miles, and brother Richard Lambert.

The family will have a celebration of life service on Saturday, May 18, 2019 at 12:00 p.m. at Wagoner Access Shelter, New River State Park, Highway 88, Jefferson. Reverend Larry Powers will be officiating.
Memorials may be made to Medi-Home Hospice.
The family requests no food or flowers.

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