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Lawrence Wayne Sanders

Lawrence Wayne Sanders, 69, of West Wexford Drive, Suffolk, transitioned Tuesday, Aug. 29, 2017, at the Hampton VA Medical Center in Hampton. He was a native of Newport News and the son of the late Elihu C. Sanders and Marjorie Jordan Sanders.

Lawrence was a 1966 graduate of Southwestern High School. He retired after 20 years in the U.S. Army.

He leaves to cherish his memory his wife, Chinell A. Sanders; sister, Beryl D. Sanders, of Hyattsville, Md.; brother, Delmar Sanders, of Dyrden; three sisters-in-law, Linda R. Hargrave, of Suffolk, Carolyn Sanders, of Crozet, and Deborah Sanders, of Louisville, Ky.; brother-in-law, Westley Ricks; two aunts, Retha Jordan, of Chesapeake, and Ruby Green, of Augusta, Ga.; 10 nieces and nephews; and a host of cousins and friends. A special thanks to Colleen Naumann of North Suffolk Family Medicine, the staff of the VA Pallative Care Program and Linda Hargrave.

A funeral service will be held at noon, Tuesday, Sept. 5, 2017, in the Melvin J. Blowe Chapel of Crocker Funeral Home officiated by Dr. Robert L. Hobbs. Interment will be in Albert G. Horton Jr. Memorial Veterans Cemetery. Professional services with dignity have been entrusted to Crocker Funeral Home Inc.