Personal Service, Peace of Mind, Pleasant Memories

Mildred W. Saunders

06/23/1934 - 05/03/2017

Viewing Information

A viewing will be held, Monday, May 8, 2017 at Metropolitan Funeral Service, Portsmouth Boulevard.

Service Information

A funeral service will be held, 12pm, Tuesday, May 9, 2017
St. John's Baptist Church
2200 Effingham Street Portsmouth VA

Interment Information

Roosevelt Memorial Park
1101 Campostella Road Chesapeake VA

While in her home, the angels came to carry Mildred W. Saunders home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, May 3, 2017. Mildred was born on June 23, 1934, in Portsmouth, Virginia, to the late James and Alice Davis White. Mildred was the youngest of four siblings. Mildred, affectionately called “Nuni” was educated in the Portsmouth Public School System and a graduate of I.C. Norcom High School. On January 20, 1951, Mildred married her sweetheart Edward Lee Saunders and to this union, six children were born. Mildred was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, sister, aunt, cousin and friend who took great pride in taking care of others. She will always be remembered for her great sense of humor and undeniable faith in God. She enjoyed watching her daily soap operas and playing solitaire. Her home was open to all relatives and neighboring children where everyone felt welcomed. Even when she became ill she never complained but remained faithful, fought courageously knowing that God had the final decision. She was preceded in death by her husband Edward L. Saunders; three sons Bernard, Curtis and Garry Saunders; a brother James Edward White; a sister Rosetta McKinney; and a great-great grandson Baby Carter Saunders. She leaves to cherish her memory, one son Jerry L. Saunders; two daughters, Vanessa Harris and Alfreda Saunders, all of Portsmouth, VA; one “stolen” daughter, Shanta’ “Bean” Mullen; one sister Olivia Brown of Chicago, IL; Twelve grandchildren, Leonard McIntyre (Tamnequa), David Harris, Alisa Winston (Morris), Alina Taylor, Takila Adams, Wesley Saunders, Maurice Saunders, April Saunders, Rico Hamilton, Gary Lindsay, Zekia Arnold and Isaiah Saunders; Twenty-three great-grandchildren and two great-great grandchildren and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. She also leaves behind wonderful friends who quickly became family.

Linda To the Family. Losing a love one in death is a trying time for all. Please find comfort from Gods word @ 2 Corinthians 1:3, 4 which assures us that the God of all comfort will , give you comfort during this most difficult time and a hope of being able to see our love ones again @ Acts 24:15 You can find more comfort from Gods word @
Posted: 5/19/2017
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Nicole I'm truly sorry for the loss of your loved one. God has promised to wipe your tears and swallow up death forever, Isaiah 25:8
Posted: 5/6/2017
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