Funeral service for Doris E. Sanders, 85, who died Sunday, November 11, 2012 will be 10:00 a.m., Friday, November 16, 2012 at Settle Wilder's New Smyrna Beach Chapel, with The Reverend Emerson Bolton, Edgewater First Baptist Church, officiating. Burial will follow at Edgewater-New Smyrna Cemetery, Edgewater. Friends may call at the funeral home from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. Thursday, November 15, 2012. Doris moved to New Smyrna in 1948 from Georgia, and retired from the Volusia County Food Service Association. She took great pride in having fed almost every child in New Smyrna at one time or another. She attended Edgewater First Baptist Church, and enjoyed membership in the Council on Aging and P.O.R.T. (Port Orange Retired Travelers.) She is survived by a son, Joel D. (Cheryl) Sanders, Edgewater; daughter, Linda (William, Sr.) Alexander, Holly Hill; five grandchildren, Justice Sanders, John Spencer Sanders II, William (Lovisa) Alexander, Jr., Stacy Alexander and Jarrod Alexander; three great-grandchildren; sister-in-law, Hermie Buckholtz; and three nephews. Doris was preceded in death by her husband John Spencer Sanders, Sr. and a son, John (Johnny) Spencer Sanders, Jr. The family wishes to express thanks to The Reverend Emerson Bolton, Hospice of Volusia/Flagler, and their friends for their support during this difficult time. Donations in Doris' memory may be made to Halifax Health Hospice of Volusia /Flagler, 3800 Woodbriar Trail, Port Orange, Florida 32129. Condolences may be made online at


Published in Daytona Beach News-Journal on Nov. 13, 2012