Jonathan D. Saunders Sr.

Published 6:08 pm Saturday, September 3, 2016

Jonathan D. Saunders Sr. of Hampton received his crown of life on Wednesday, Aug. 31, 2016, in Fredericksburg.

He was a native of Suffolk and the son of Celesia Weaver of Suffolk and the late Robert Drayton Sr. He was preceded in death by his son, Brandon Saunders; and three brothers, Rodney Drayton, Kevin Drayton and Myran Saunders.

He was employed with Central Transport as a truck driver. He was a member of Living Word Ministries in Newport News and Mt. Calvary The Holy Church of God in Smithfield.

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He leaves to cherish his memory his wife, Comarth Saunders; two daughters, Janell Saunders of Woodstock, Vt., and Conesia Saunders of Hampton; two sons, Charles Johnson Jr. (Shaunice) of Newport News and Jonathan Saunders Jr. of Hampton; four sisters, Corenda Moore (Russell) of Florida and Lisa Allmond (Dwayne), Mechelle Cooke (Marquie) and Andria Hicks (Wallace), all of Suffolk; five brothers, Robert Drayton Jr., Darryl Davis, Heath Boone (Amy) and Andre Drayton (Ebony), all of Suffolk, and Quenton Weaver (Myashia) of Hampton; a sister-in-law, Corine White of New York; special parents, Robert and Azurea White of Elberon; three grandchildren; and a host of uncles, aunts, nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

A celebration of life will be held at noon on Wednesday at New Mt. Joy Food For Living Ministries, officiated by Pastor Charles Spivey. Apostle Gary Rodgers will deliver the eulogy. Interment will be in Nansemond-Suffolk Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m. at Crocker Funeral Home on Tuesday and other times at 611 Redheart Drive in Hampton.

Professional services with dignity have been entrusted to Crocker Funeral Home Inc. Condolences may be extended to the family at