GASTONIA - Janet Faye Saunders, 68, slipped the bonds of earth, put out her hands and touched the face of God on June 14, 2012, at Gaston Me-morial Hospital.
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She was born June 11, 1944 in Gaston County, daughter of Faye Jenkins Gulliford and the late, Billy C. Gulliford. Janet was a loving, charitable person, who enjoyed travel, reading and playing the piano for the residents of Morningside Assisted Living. Scrabble was her game of choice and Invictus, by William Ernest Henley was her favorite poem. She was a graduate of Frank L. Ashley High School, where she was an honor student.
A memorial service will be held 4:30 pm, on Monday at St. Mark's Episcopal Church, 258 W. Franklin Blvd., Gastonia, officiated by Rev. Greg McIntyre. A reception will follow the service in the church fellowship hall. The family will receive friends other times at the home of the mother, Faye Gulliford, 3650 Union Rd., Gastonia. Interment is private.
In addition to her mother she is survived by: her husband, Joe Saunders; daughter Shawn Wilson and son in-law, David Wilson; granddaughters, Jordan and Sydney Wilson; sister, Maureen Fisher and husband, David; niece, Tracy Scoggins and husband, Barrett; grand nephews, R.D. and Trenton Scoggins.
In addition to her father she was preceded in death by: maternal grandparents, Laban and Blanche Jenkins; paternal grandparents, Dewitt and Lela Gulliford.
Memorials may be sent to Gaston Humane Society, P. O. Box 2334, Gastonia, NC 28053 or Gaston County Animal Shelter, P. O. Box 479, Dallas, NC 28034.
Arrangements are with the South Chapel of Greene Funeral Service and Crematorium, Gastonia.
A guest registry is available at www.greenefuneral.com.
Published in Gaston Gazette on June 16, 2012