Diane Elizabeth Saunders, 72, of Commissary Hill, Pembroke, departed this life Monday morning, December 17, 2018 at her home. Born in Christiansburg on April 7, 1947, she was a daughter of the late Linwood Victor and Lucille Ford Stewart. She was a graduate of the Christiansburg Institute, had worked in the Job Corps, and was a member of the Christian Fellowship at Open Door Ministry Church in Pembroke. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Randolph Charles Saunders, and her son Timothy Lee Stewart.
She leaves to cherish her memory her sons and daughters-in-law Jerry and Melissa Saunders of Pembroke, Derek and Melissa Saunders of Pembroke; her brother Linwood Charles Stewart (Chuckie) of Christiansburg; her grandchildren Taija, Devonte, Malika, Khavik, Brenna, Karen Grace and Brittany; her great-grandchildren Nariaeyah, Ayden, and Aubree; her beloved brother-in-law Nelson Saunders; and her next-door best friend Brenda Mitchell.
Funeral services will be conducted Friday, December 21, 2018, in the Kendall Funeral Home, 605 Snidow St, Pembroke, at 1:00 pm with Pastors Fred Carper, Joann King Carper and Eddie Kendall officiating. Burial will follow in the Saunders-Eaves Family Cemetery above Rocky Hollow, Pembroke. The family will receive friends at the funeral home two hours before the services. Online condolences may be sent by visiting kendallfuneralhome.com