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Wayne E Sanders
Oct 24, 1959 to Aug 11, 2018


Wayne Elijah Sanders, 58, affectionately known as “Big Red/Buss,” departed this earthly life on Saturday, August 11, 2018, at the William Jennings Bryan Dorn Veterans Administration Medical Center in Columbia. Wayne was born on October 24, 1959 in Rembert. He was the son of the late Tom and Lurine Workman Sanders. At an early age, Wayne confessed Jesus as his personal Savior and joined the Rafting Creek Baptist Church, where he became a member of the youth choir. He recently served in various capacities in the church: President of the Brotherhood, member of the Deacon and Spouses’ Ministry, the Media Ministry, and the Men’s Bible Class. Wayne received his education in the Sumter County public schools and graduated from Hillcrest High School in 1977. Upon graduation from high school, Wayne was employed in the manufacturing industry. Wayne was married to the beloved Carol Taylor Sanders and to their union they were blessed with two beautiful children. Wayne joined the United States Army in 1981 and served until 1990. After basic training at Fort Knox, Kentucky. Wayne was stationed at Fort Sheridan, Illinois; Seoul, Korea; Fort Polk, Louisiana; and Bamberg, Germany. He was honorably discharged in 1990 and afforded the opportunity to regain employment in the manufacturing industry. Waynewas truly a man blessed with many gifts and talents; he had a great sense of humor, as well as, the ability to enhance the beauty of any home. His love for animals, nature, and construction was phenomenal. Wayne was one of a few men who maintained culinary skills to prepare and cook wild game. He mentored several young men and taught them work skills to last a life time. Wayne was loved by many. He leaves to cherish his memories: his wife, Carol Sanders; two children, Tiara Sharrell Sanders and Ju’Wayne Richod Sanders of Rembert; six sisters and brothers: Thomas (Willie Mae) Sanders, Lugoff, Bennie Williams; Pastor Marie Sanders; Willie A. (Linda) Sanders; and Myra Sanders all of Rembert, Valerie (Carl) Harris of Warrenton, VA; three grandchildren: Laurence Williams, Israel Macklin, and Ja’Vionya Sanders; mother-in-law, Josephine Sanders; father-in-law, Sammie Taylor, Sr.; brother-in-law, Min. Sammie (Michelle) Taylor, Jr.; sister-in-law, Natalie Brevard Perry; one Godchild, Johnnika Herbert; eight aunts, Margaret (Freddie) Davis of Mitchellville, MD; Mamie Dinkins, Steral (John) Singleton, Nancy Sanders, and Laura Dinkins, Ann Workman of Rembert, Alberta (Johnny) Williams, Laurelton, NY, Louise (Samuel) Graham of Sumter; one grand aunt, Edmonia Wade of Rembert; two uncles, Dosie Workman of Newark, NJ and Edger (Emily) Sanders, Sr. of Rembert; and a host of nieces, nephews, family and friends. The family is receiving relatives and friends at the home, 5756 T B Wright Road, Rembert. Funeral services will be held Saturday, August 18, 2018, 12 noon from the Rafting Creek Baptist Church, 3860 Highway 261 North, Rembert, with the Rev. Melvin Mack, Pastor, presiding, the Rev. William Sanders, Eulogist. The Remains will be placed in the church at 11 a. m. The funeral procession will leave the home at 11:20 a. m. Burial will be in the Rafting Creek Baptist Church Yard Cemetery.
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