Kenneth Saunders III
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Kenneth Saunders III, a tireless advocate for southern DeKalb County, died Saturday from complications of COVID-19, the disease caused by the new coronavirus, his family said. He was 43

At the time of his death, he was a member of DeKalb's zoning board of appeals.

Previously, he had served a number of community roles, including as a vice president of the Hidden Hills Civic Association, president of the South DeKalb Improvement Association and a member of DeKalb County's citizen advisory council.

Read more about Kenneth Saunders III on ajc.com
Published in Atlanta Journal-Constitution on Apr. 22, 2020.
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July 4, 2020
I have just realized that Kenneth passed away. My family and I are heartbroken. Kenneth was such a good friend. I first met him probably 20 years ago in Atlanta when I was having computer problems. He would come to our home and help at a moments notice. When I moved to Dallas nine years ago, Kenneth would continue to help me remotely. When I texted him on his birthday abc he never answered me back and is I realized that something had to be wrong. He always answered right back. I am heartbroken for Kenneths family. I know how much he loved them. Kenneth always spoke so highly and lovingly of his family. He would light up and beam with joy. I am so sorry for your loss of an amazing man. Kenneth will be SO missed by all.
Betsy Rayle
Friend
July 4, 2020
I have just realized that Kenneth passed away. My family and I are heartbroken. Kenneth was such a good friend. I first met him probably 20 years ago in Atlanta when I was having computer problems. He would come to our home and help at a moments notice. When I moved to Dallas nine years ago, Kenneth would continue to help me remotely. When I texted him on his birthday abc he never answered me back and is I realized that something had to be wrong. He always answered right back. I am heartbroken for Kenneths family. I know how much he loved them. Kenneth always spoke so highly and lovingly of his family. He would light up and beam with joy. I am so sorry for your loss of an amazing man. Kenneth will be SO missed by all.
Betsy Rayle
Friend
May 29, 2020
Mr. and Mrs. Saunders, you raised quite a son. I met him through the HHCA. He helped me with computer issues and was just an overall nice guy. Of course I can say nothing you don't already know. I am so sorry that you had to lose your son at such a young age; but his life was fulfilled.
Paulne Dailey
Friend
May 16, 2020
Our deepest condolences to the Saunders family.
Kenneth helped us immensely through many years in our businesses and especially with computer related/technology issues.

Thank you Kenneth for always being passionate and above else professional, discreet and competent.

Respectfully,

Morten and Jennifer Andersen
Morten Andersen
May 6, 2020
I did not know Ken but was saddened that such a capable and affable and promising citizen of Dekalb County was taken by this virus. My condolences to his family and friends.
Helen Fredrick
April 28, 2020
May God's love and strength abide with you at this difficult time. He said He would never leave you! Be encouraged!! Remember there is a resurrection morning when you will see your loved one again.
Harriett Taylor
April 28, 2020
Sending Light Love ❤ and Prayers to the family during their time of mourning. May God keep you today and always
Stacy Eastmond
April 28, 2020
God bless this family. Rest in peace, Mr. Saunders. With deepest sympathy ❤
Michele Jackson
April 26, 2020
Sending my condolences to the family God will strengthen y'all
Sarah Reynolds
April 26, 2020
My Deepest Condolences to the Saunders' Family. May the Lord continue to bless and keep you all. Forever in my prayers.
Pamela Gifford Demham
April 25, 2020
A candle to light the way.
Bernadine Williams-Hopson
April 25, 2020
May peace be with you and justice prevail while you're in the Kingdom of the all mighty. Continue your advocacy in spirit. Amen....
Bernadine Williams-Hopson
April 25, 2020
We didnt know Kenneth, but were inspired by all the things he accomplished in such a short period of his life. I pray that The Lord Jesus Christ will continue to Bless & Prosper your Family. We love you all
Elizabeth Baldwin
April 25, 2020
Sending many heartfelt condolences to Kenneth's family and community. Thank you for your contributions Kenneth and may the Creator grant your soul peace and your family ease.
Emmanuel Kimathi
April 24, 2020
Never had the chance to meet you personally in person but was aware of the great community work you did. I am
beyond shocked. Rest In Peace
Natasha Birch
April 24, 2020
My Prayers and condolences go out to the Saunders family. I knew and worked with Kenneth through the Hidden Hills Civic Association; however, we kept in touch well past my time as a member of the community. Kenneth and I always enjoyed talking about technology and I could always count on him for advice when it came to my computer. Kenneth also introduced me to the world of Apple products in the early 2000s. Kenneth was a Blessing to all who knew him, and he will be deeply missed.
Ray Callender
April 24, 2020
Heartfelt condolences to the Saunders Family. It was an honor to be part of a group that worked with Kenneth as we attempted to achieve equity in education in the South DeKalb community. You are in my prayers.

RIP Kenneth.
Carol Crumby
April 24, 2020
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
TRACY FORD
Acquaintance
April 23, 2020
May God be a ever-present Comforter to the Saunders family. He will be missed at Decatur SDA Church.
Sarah Grant
April 23, 2020
Sending our thoughts and prayers to the family of Mr. Saunders.
Leadership Preparatory Academy Parent Teacher Organization
Acquaintance
April 23, 2020
E Johnson
April 23, 2020
My deepest heartfelt condolences to you all. My heart truly aches for you. While I wasn't as familiar with Mr. Saunders name I do recall seeing it. What I know about is the work he's done. As long time DeKalb County resident, specifically South DeKalb the past years, I'm aware of every project listed that he was part of. I know the neighborhoods and larger communities he's touched. We honor you Kenneth. We life you up. Sending positive healing energy to you all.
E. Johnson
April 23, 2020
May you have eternal piece with the Lord.
April 23, 2020
My condolences to Kenneth's family and friends. I met Kenneth a few years ago at a South Dekalb Improvement community meeting. He had proven to be a champion and advocate for economic development for South Dekalb County. Praying for peace and comfort for his family in the days ahead.
Joy Lytch
April 23, 2020
Bright young man prayers for the family RIP
Stephon Morris
April 23, 2020
Doris Smith
April 23, 2020
My sincerest condolences to his parents,siblings and entire family. Although I didn't know him personally, it hurts our community that a winner like him is gone far too soon from this monster COVID19. May God continually give you all the strength and peace during this life changing event.
Marilynn Jones
April 23, 2020
With deepest sympathy for the family.
Desdimonia Cross
Desdimonia Cross
April 23, 2020
Thank you for being such a inspiration and good friend to me for the short time that I knew you. You were very kind. I appreciate all the love and support. May you rest in eternal peace!
Dannica Smith
April 22, 2020
Wow, I met Kenneth only around a year ago! He was very personable, and vibrant with me. I felt like I knew him from somewhere but I actually did not but we conversed a few times via telephone and online and I feel blessed that our paths crossed. My heart goes out to his family and friends and I am uplifting you all in prayer! So sad to hear Kenneth has passed...
Tammy Page
April 22, 2020
Kenneth was deeply committed to the Hidden Hills community. He was always the youngest and most active member of the Executive Board of the Civic Association. He grew up embracing technology and took every opportunity to expose us to the latest technologies. He was a kind and non confrontational person which was a vital voice during the often passionate discussions. Ken Thank You. God Bless
David Brice
April 22, 2020
Thank you parents for raising a well rounded man of faith, you loved him but GOD loved him more. His work on earth is finished so now he is resting waiting for
the tribulation. God's Grace will keep you all. Be Blessed
Rose Joseph
April 22, 2020
My friend and close neighborhood partner will definitely be missed. The first time meeting him at a community meeting over 12 years ago. Always so energetic and involved. Not afraid to live a good life and have support for others he was a very special soul.
John Sims
April 22, 2020
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow. With deepest sympathy, McKinley Crawford Jr's mother
Marva Crump
Friend
April 22, 2020
With deepest sympathy and condolences to the Saunders family
Linda Ramey
April 22, 2020
This young man was so awesome! I remember working with him as he helped Hidden Hills and South DeKalb communities. He was a good listener when needed; a vocal advocate when appropriate. I thought he had maturity and great insights even in his 20's. He also had the most wonderful laugh!

My thoughts are with his family today and beyond.
Renee Brown-Bryant
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