Monica Leigh Sanders, 59, of Narrows, departed this life Saturday morning, February 21, 2015 at Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital in Roanoke. Born in Pearisburg on April 21, 1955 she was a daughter of the late Clifton Sylvester and Frances Mae Wall Tate. Monica was a part of the family of faith at Bethel Chapel in Clendennin and in addition to being a homemaker and mother she helped her husband in his greenhouses and plant sales. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her brother Melvin Tate.
She leaves to cherish her memory her husband of 23 years Charles Sanders; her daughters and son-in-law Sherry and Daniel Gutwein of Narrows and Danielle Sanders of Narrows; her sons and daughters-in-law Chris and Jessie Sanders of Narrows, Brian and Teresa Carter of Philadelphia; her brother and sister-in-law Cleveland and Kathy Tate of Narrows; her sister and brother-in-law Alma and Frankie Warden of Pulaski; her grandchildren Lexie Sanders, Brielle Sanders, Evan Carter, Meredith Carter; her niece and buddy Tina and her husband Danny Bowden.
Funeral services will be conducted Thursday at 11:00 in the Kendall Funeral Home, 605 Snidow St., Pembroke with Pastor Eddie Kendall officiating. Burial will follow in Birchlawn Burial Park in Pearisburg. The family will receive friends at the funeral home Wednesday evening from 6 until 8 pm. Online condolences may be sent by visiting kendallfuneralhome.com.