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Henrietta Z. "Pie" Sanders


Sept. 19, 1928 - Dec. 15, 2013 SOUTH BEND - Henrietta Z. Sanders "Pie," 85, of South Bend, Indiana, passed away on Sunday, December 15, 2013, at 5:30 p.m. at Memorial Hospital, South Bend. Henrietta was born in Tallulah, Louisiana, September 19, 1928, to D.C. Gulley and Letha (McCoy) Gulley. Henrietta was a member of Greater St. John Missionary Baptist Church of South Bend for approximately 65 years. Henrietta, along with her late husband, Joseph A. Sanders, was founder and co-owner of SANCO Distributing Inc., South Bend. SANCO was founded in 1984. Henrietta was an excellent cook, enjoyed spending time with her family and decorating her home. With her late husband, Joseph, they travelled to practically all of the States in the U.S.A; also out of the country. She loved plants and flowers. Her survivors include a son, John A. "Tony" Sanders; two daughters: Brenda J. (Jimmie) Smith, Constance "Connie" M. Sanders, all of South Bend, Indiana; step-daughter, Judith "Judy" Williams of Niles, Michigan; son-in-law, Danny R. McNamee Sr. of South Bend; daughter-in-law, Aretha Sanders of Richmond, Indiana; grandsons, Danny R. McNamee Jr., Corey McNamee, both of South Bend, Ronald A. (Tonya) Sanders Jr. of Richmond, Indiana, and Christopher Sanders of Orlando, Florida; granddaughters: Alicia J. Dixon of Washington, D.C., and Dana (Marcus) Johnson of South Bend; granddaughter-in-law, Tara McNamee of South Bend; great-grandsons: Ronald A. Sanders III of Richmond, Indiana, Davonte "Tré" McNamee, Cordell McNamee and Marquis Johnson, all of South Bend; great-granddaughters: Tayshia Sanders, LaRon Sanders, both of Richmond, Indiana, Alexis McNamee, Alayshia McNamee and Markéja Johnson, all of South Bend; great-great-granddaughter, Akalynn Varner of Richmond; sisters: Rozelia (George) Hill of South Bend, Susie Chandler of Fort Washington, Maryland, Deloris Franklin of Washington, D.C., and Linda Franklin of Temple Hills, Maryland; sister-in-law, Evelyn Baugh of South Bend; special niece, Carmen Boyden of South Bend. Henrietta is also survived by several other nieces and nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews; along with other relatives and friends. Henrietta was preceded in death by her parents, D.C. Gulley and Letha A. Franklin; husband, Joseph "Joe" Anderson Sanders; son, Ronald "Ronnie" A. Sanders Sr.; daughter, Cordelia "Cordy" McNamee; stepson, Joseph "Little Joe" Allen Sanders; sisters: Gloria Boyden and Gwendolyn "Gwen" Franklin. Services for Henrietta Z. Sanders will be held today, December 20, 2013, in Greater St. John Missionary Baptist Church, 101 N. Adams Street, South Bend. Visitation at 12 noon, funeral service at 1:00 p.m. Burial will follow at Riverview Cemetery. Sign her guestbook at www.clarkoneal.com. The Clark-O'Neal Funeral Home has been entrusted with arrangements.

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Clark O'Neal Funeral Home
2702 Lincoln Way West  South Bend, IN 46628
(574) 232-6565

Published in South Bend Tribune on Dec. 20, 2013
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