Georgia C. Saunders

Published 12:00 am Sunday, September 19, 2004

Georgia Ann Culpepper Saunders, 79, of Chuckatuck, died Sept. 17, 2004.

A native of Suffolk, she was the wife of Turpin Algernon (Al) Saunders Jr., and they were honored as the First Citizens of Suffolk in 1996.

Mrs. Saunders graduated from Chuckatuck High School, 1942, attended Madison College and completed the Obici School of Nursing LPN program in 1973. She was a member of Oakland Christian Church and its Johnson-Newman Sunday School Class. She also belonged to the Village Garden Club, Junto Women’s Club and Book Club. Over the years she had volunteered for the Red Cross, the Chuckatuck Library, Cub Scouts and Girl Scouts.

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She was preceded in death by her parents, J. Frank and Bessie M. Culpepper; brother, J. Rank Culpepper Jr. and sister, Jean C. Holland.

Survivors include her children, Mary Elizabeth Williams and husband Jessie Williams, Ann Marks Saunders, Paul Saunders and wife Pam Saunders, and Doug Saunders, all of Suffolk, Kathy Jo Whitten and husband Fred Whitten of Richmond; grandchildren, Jesse A. and Georgiana Brooke Williams, James Saunders, Geoff, Katie and Jay Whitten; sister, Elizabeth C. Holland of Midlothian; brother and Sullie Culpepper of Salisbury, MD.

Funeral services will be conducted Sunday at 3 p.m. in Oakland Christian Church by the Rev. Mark Burns with burial in Newman Memorial Cemetery. The family will receive friends at her home.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial donations be made to Oakland Christian Church, P.O. Box 2008, Suffolk VA 23432 or to the Chuckatuck Volunteer Fire Department, P.O. Box 2164, Suffolk, VA 23432.

R.W Baker & Company Funeral Home & Crematory is serving the family.