Lee Sanders Jr.

LEE 'POKEY' MORRIS SANDERS JR. MEMPHIS, Tenn. - Lee "Pokey" Morris Sanders Jr., of Memphis, TN departed this earthly life December 10, 2013, in Memphis. He was born April 30, 1958, in Kansas City, MO; the son of Lee Morris Sr. and Vernice Sanders. He lived in Memphis since April 2013, arriving from Rockford. Lee married the former Ruth Leach, June 27, 2008, in Rockford. He was employed as a forklift operator by Grupo Antolion, 8 years before relocating to Memphis. He was also owner of Mr. and Mrs. Lee's " Best Deal On Wheels" specializing in women and men accessories. Lee was a member of St. Luke Missionary Baptist Church. He attended Rockford Public Schools, later to receive his GED. Lee leaves to cherish many loving memories, his wife, Ruth; stepchildren, Shereta Davis and DeShone Leach; two grandchildren, Christion-DeShone and Shaniah JaNaye Leach; mother, Vernice Nelson; two sisters, Angela Daniels and LaTanya Wright; mother-in-law, Arletha Jenkins; a host of aunts, uncles, other relatives and friends including special friend, Lee Hickman. He was predeceased by his father, and sister, Markela Fleming-Butler. Services will be held 12 noon Friday, December 20, 2013, at St. Luke Missionary Baptist Church, 2919 19th Street, with Rev., Dr. Louis E. Malone officiating. Visitation will be held from 11 a.m. until the time of service. Arrangements completed by Carl E. Ponds Funeral Home, 2429 W. State St.

Funeral Home

Ponds Funeral Home
2429 W STATE ST  Rockford, IL 61102
(815) 963-6981

Published in Rockford Register Star from Dec. 19 to Dec. 20, 2013