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Tywanza Sanders CHARLESTON - The relatives and friends of Mr. Tywanza Sanders are invited to attend his Funeral Service 2:00 pm Saturday, June 27, 2015 at Mother Emanuel AME Church, 110 Calhoun Street, Charleston, SC. Burial will follow in Emanuel AME Church Cemetery. A Wake Service will be held today at the church at 7:00 pm. Mr. Sanders is the beloved son of Mr. Tyrone and Mrs. Felicia Sanders; brother of Shirrene Goss (Andre'), Maynard Terry and Emerick Sanders. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.murraysmortuary.com. Arrangements entrusted to MURRAY'S MORTUARY, 4060 RIVERS AVENUE, NORTH CHARLESTON, SC 843-744-5488. Visit our guestbook at www.legacy.com/obituaries/ charleston



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Published in Charleston Post & Courier from Jun. 20 to Jun. 26, 2015.
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August 17, 2019
Rest in peace tywanza
MarqueZ White
Friend
February 17, 2019
JBLM
December 5, 2018
love u wanza
deavon hosendove
December 5, 2018
Man cousin i am missing you so much
December 6, 2016
To the Sanders family. Jesus says in his word "weeping may endure for a night but joy unspeakable joy comes in the morning."
May God continue to keep your family wrapped in his arms of protection which shall make you and your family strong. Keep the faith your faith will make you strong.
Loretta Fordham Gregg and Fampily
December 1, 2016
Valenda Newell
July 4, 2015
My heartfelt prayers goes out for the family,
grant all of you peace and comfort,2Cor 1:2-4.
Irv,
June 30, 2015
My heart goes out to the family I'm so sorry for your loss may god give you strength to go on just know that my prayers goes out to you guys
June 29, 2015
What a beautiful smile.....I know he is smiling now to be in the present of the Lord. May God Bless you all.
K Gaines
June 29, 2015
Thoughts and prayers are with you at this time. May God continue to be your refuge and strength.
Barbara Clarke
June 28, 2015
Taken far too soon, but in a much better place with our LORD.
Annie Mason
June 28, 2015
Dear Sanders Family,
Mere words cannot express my thoughts and prayers that are being sent to you today and in the days to come. My prayer is that his friends and family will find a way to not only survive this great loss but to somehow thrive in spite of it. May God continue to bless and keep you strong now and forever!
L Walker
June 28, 2015
Tyrone and family. I did not realize this was your son that was killed until I saw pictures today. He surely earned his wings protecting his family. May God be with you during this difficult time. You're in my prayers. You raised amazing young man.
Cheryl Magill
June 28, 2015
Sensing love and prayers
lola Somuah
June 28, 2015
Rest in the arms of our saviour young man.
Ronda West
June 27, 2015
To the Sanders Family, our Heart and Love goes out to you all. So proud of Tywanza. The Rhett and Washington families....
June 27, 2015
You will always be remembered, ,,Prayers Flowing
Marquela Leos
June 27, 2015
God is your strength,comforter and healer,may God's peace rule in your hearts forever,Tywanza is in Gods presence, With Sincere Sympathy
Ms Sharon Robinson
June 27, 2015
rest in peace your memories will certainly live on
June 27, 2015
My deepest sympathy to the Sanders family. May God bless and comfort you all.
Donna Sykes
June 27, 2015
R.I.P Tywanza' you will definitely be remembered and recognized.As a hero in a new added part to our 'BLACK HISTORY!May God continue to bless your brave mother and your strong resilient loving family.with heart felt deepest sympathy!
Benadette Jones
June 27, 2015
With God's amazing Grace, it is our prayers you will make it through the storm! Brighter days are ahead! God's blessings! To God be the Glory!
Bernice and Walter Williams
June 27, 2015
With our deepest sympathy and prayers.
Paul Ackerman and Angelena Carter
June 27, 2015
Dear Dee Sanders and all of Ty's family,
My heart breaks for you. We send love, thoughts, and prayers to you all. I am so sorry this has happened. This is too terrible and too tragic for words. We are thinking about you today. Much love, Tanya and Mike Corbin (Dee's friends from California)
Tanya Corbin
June 27, 2015
May our Great God Jehovah, the Creator of all things, comfort your family and friends during this sad time. You only have to sleep for a little while before you hear Jesus's voice to waken you. I'm praying for you!
KWB - Michigan
June 27, 2015
Our hearts are heavy, may Gods Love continue to cover you, comfort you. Praying for you all. God Bless
Brenda Johnson
June 27, 2015
You on our hearts
Seth and Carrie Whipper
Rep. J.Seth and Carrie Whipper
June 27, 2015
Our hearts go out to you and wish you peace and love. May the Lord continue to strengthen all who love him.
Cindy McIntee
June 27, 2015
Courage and hope to your heart from the holy scriptures, "Even though I walk in the valley of deep shadow, I fear nothing bad, For you are with me; Your rod and your staff are the things that comfort me."
Elizabeth
June 27, 2015
Tywanza is in a better place now more important his life was not in vain. Tywanza is a hero. He will be forever remembered on earth.REST IN PEACE
Beverly Jones
June 27, 2015

God In His Glory
By Hazel Louise Smalls
God in His Glory
Gave us each a way to tell his story
I share with you what is shared with me
Just to remind you God is wherever you be
He wants us to stand up in the gap
For everyone even the babe in mothers lap
Let your light shine so others can see God in you
You can change someone's life through and though
Let them see the joy in you
And help them to see God in all you do
It take very little to give someone hope
Even when they find it hardest to cope
Let them know of the hill where cometh their help
Lead them there they have to walk it them self
We each have to do a self inventory
For within us each in an untold story
God gave us Our Father's Prayer
Isn't it great how for each of us he care
There is no power more powerful than love
No matter to what degree learn from a pair of dove
They stay together though pushed and shove
They are stuck with the adhesive called love
Truth and honestly he brings us through the storm
Walk with God allow His grace to lead you home
Hazel Smalls
June 26, 2015
You may have left this earth too early, but you will always be a hero in our eyes. My thoughts and prayers goes out to your family. May you rest in peace.
Kita Dedeaux
June 26, 2015
My prayers and much love are with the family. May he rest in peace and God bless.
April HAYNESWORTH
June 26, 2015
Rip my friend you will be missed we love you but god knows best .
Chasity Williams
June 26, 2015
My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Rest in Peace
sharon sanders
June 26, 2015
My thoughts and prayers are with the family and friends of Tywanza Sanders whom I never met. Sweet rest my brother. Jerry Watts, Lansing Michigan
June 26, 2015
In God's care rest in peace
Dwayne Bickham,Sr.
June 26, 2015
S. I. P Tywanza Sanders
Cynthia Major
June 26, 2015
R.I.P. Tywanza Sanders !
Susan Amber Strickland Jones
June 26, 2015
Tyrone,deepest sympathies for you and your family.
LeRoy "Roy" Smalls,jr
June 26, 2015
As my distant brother in Christ. God knows best. To your familes hang in there, God hasnt forgotten about you
tracee charles
June 26, 2015
You will forever remain in our hearts...what greater love hath no man than this that a man lay down his life for a friend John 15:13
Kea Brown
June 26, 2015
Prayers for God's strength, peace and comfort for your family!
Paula Belyeu
June 26, 2015
To be absent from the body is to be present with the Lord, we know you are in excellent care!
Steven/ Karen Mack
June 26, 2015
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
Ronnie & Neva Coleman
June 26, 2015
Praying for the Sanders family!Tywanza is definitely a Hero. I will tell my sons about him. He will never be forgotten. Love you, Felicia, Maynard!
Kendra Buist
June 26, 2015
Sending lots of love and many Blessings to your family
Ashley Floyd
June 26, 2015
As the days and weeks pass, and as you return to life's routine, may you continue to feel comforted by the love and support of family and friends.
jamie Simmons
June 26, 2015
Victoria Rambert
June 26, 2015
Prayers to the family.
June 26, 2015
I didn't know you but I wish I had met you hearing from the people that knew you just touched my heart I know your one of God's special angel and your watching over your family you were trying to do the right thing you were trying to make Better for yourself and others you cared so much about others and now that your gone my heart is broken because this world lost someone very special someone who put others before themselves your life will never be forgotten and others looked up to you not because you were you but because to me you were a hero and I look up to you for your kindness words cannot express how saddened I am of your death but I am very saddened because your life was cut short I am praying for your family at this time of loss your life will be carried on by people who didn't know you R.I.P Tywanza
Shannon Elmore
June 25, 2015
To Felicia. and Family:

Please accept my humble, sincere and profound condolences. The loss of any family member is tragic but the loss of a child has to be devastating. Tywanza was indeed your hero, but he was a hero and a warrior for God's good. no doubt because of what you instilled in him. May God's grace flow over you and yours. The nation is praying for and with you and so am I. BLESSINGS AND PEACE!!
Mildred "Millie" Jenkins Bradley
June 25, 2015
Heavenly Father I offer up my prayer for this family and ask that you give each of them strength, comfort and healing during this difficult time,In the name of Jesus Christ.
Ms Sharon Robinson
June 25, 2015
In memory of Tywanza Sanders

A true and faithful man who gave his life saving others and the thing he loved to do on June 17, 2015 in this location. God alone understands.

The Lord said, "Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends."--KJV John 15:13

Dear Sanders and other families,
I am sorry for your loss. May his memory be eternal! God bless him and his family.
Vasilios Emmanuel Glimidakis
June 25, 2015
To The Sanders's Family,

My Prayers and Thoughts are with the family during these difficult times. May the Lord "Jesus Christ" comfort all Family, Friends at the Mother Emanuel AME Church.

Prayer, Peace & Love!!!
Cassandra Martin
June 25, 2015
To the Sanders and Alexander family...may God be with you all. My prayers are with you all.
Mary Powell
June 25, 2015
To Felicia, Tyrone & Family

You have my deepest and profound condolences. The loss of any family member is devastating but even more so if its your child. Tywanza was indeed your hero and a warrior for God which is a testament of the faithful teachings you instilled in him. May God's grace flow over you now and 'forever-GOD is stll in control NO weapon formed against you shall prosper!!
Mildred "Millie" Jenkins Bradley
June 25, 2015
As the days and weeks pass, and as you return to life's routine, may you continue to feel comforted by the love and support of family and friends.
June 25, 2015
To the families: Words can't describe the sadness that is being felt for you from those who don't know you, but we feel because we heard of your tragedy via the news. Our hearts and prayers are with you.

Please know that our Heavenly Father will help you deal with this terrible tragedy. God invites you:(Jeremiah29:12)...And YOU will certainly call me and come and pray to me, and I will listen to YOU."
Camille
June 25, 2015
To The Sanders Family please know that my heart hurts for you at this time I am praying that God will heal your broken hearts and in time Felecia I will see that smile on your face again that lights a room. Know that you are loved.
Viola Holmes
June 25, 2015
To the Sanders Family,
We want to express our sympathy and let you know our thoughts are with you.May God Bless You..
TaWanna,Rubylee& Family
June 25, 2015
May your faith in God's promises and beautiful memories of your loved one sustain you during this heartbreaking time and into the future. My heart grieves with you.
Karen Snyder
June 25, 2015
To the Sanders Family You have Our Deepest Sympathy,May GGOD continue to up lift You in the time oy your lost. From cusions,Clifford,Ashley,Romello,D'zyer,Kortnee'Jakes&Family.
CLIFFORD JAKES
June 25, 2015
It has truly saddened my heart to learn of of this young man's death. My prayers and thoughts are with you and your family as you go through this time of sorrow. Although Brother Sanders has physically passed away from his earthly house, his legacy will live on through his great memories. May God continue to keep you and lift you in spirit.

Macon, GA
Vicki Dent
June 25, 2015
May the peace of God be with you all
Aileen Martin
June 24, 2015
God bless his mother and give her peace.
Lucille Baptist Church
Palmer, Tx
A. Smith
June 24, 2015

Earth has no sorrows that heaven can not heal
Even though right now hurt is what you feel
Memories gained never cease
My prayers is for God to grant you peace
Love and encourage each other along the way
Be real and caring in whatever you do and say
Although our love one has depart
They belonged to God right from the start
Death when it comes is only a forever sleep
Knowing they are going away is why we weep
Have joy in knowour soul is for God to keep
Know our loss is Heavens gain
Live your life for Jesus you see them again
Be grateful for the memories through life you compile
Be reminded of their every smile
Be please for time spent all the while
Although the sorrow is hard to bear
Grieve as you will know God is near
Look up to God for strength each day
He'll be with you tocarry you all the way
It doesn't matter if you are young or old
Keep God first know He is in Control
Give God your life and hold on to His hand
Allow him to guide you with purpose for He holds the plan
Live, love, and do have faith to do your best
Trust the Lordto do the rest
written 5/14/15 by Hazel Smalls
Hazel Smalls
June 24, 2015
Dear Sanders Family
John 3:16
For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.
You have given your dearest son. He will have eternal life. I think that is important. My family have watched and been so proud of your family: Faith and trust in Christ. There has been so much swirling around it is so hard to keep up with what is right. Y'all know what is right.
I lived in Charleston 5 years ago in Ansonborough. I know your beautiful Church Family. Although I do not know you personally, please know your extended Charleston family Loves and is praying for you.
Together there will be change. Your best example will set the stage for HUGE change. Please know, we love you and hate you are having to deal with this. No family should deal with this.
Your loss is bringing the whole country together, but no family should have to endure that to make change.
Just know, your family is in my prayers, and know your reaction has changed the country. Trust in the Lord conquers all.
Deepest sympathy, Lance Hiatt and Tim Parks
Chapin, South Carolina
Lance Hiatt
June 24, 2015

Earth has no sorrows that heaven can not heal
Even though right now hurt is what you feel
Memories gained never cease
My prayers is for God to grant you peace
Love and encourage each other along the way
Be real and caring in whatever you do and say
Although our love one has depart
They belonged to God right from the start
Death when it comes is only a forever sleep
Knowing they are going away is why we weep
Have joy in knowour soul is for God to keep
Know our loss is Heavens gain
Live your life for Jesus you see them again
Be grateful for the memories through life you compile
Be reminded of their every smile
Be please for time spent all the while
Although the sorrow is hard to bear
Grieve as you will know God is near
Look up to God for strength each day
He'll be with you tocarry you all the way
It doesn't matter if you are young or old
Keep God first know He is in Control
Give God your life and hold on to His hand
Allow him to guide you with purpose for He holds the plan
Live, love, and do have faith to do your best
Trust the Lordto do the rest
written 5/14/15 by Hazel Smalls
Hazel Smalls
June 24, 2015
Ann Robinson
June 24, 2015
My deepest sympathy to the Sanders family. Felicia, I will never forget your kindness years ago. May God comfort you all.
Luba (Sengova) Ibrahim
June 24, 2015
SeQuoya Williams
June 24, 2015
Clara Wise
June 24, 2015
David & Dessie Lee
June 24, 2015
Connie Emerson
June 24, 2015
I'm so sorry for your loss, but awed by your attitude - that has been the thing which (so far as I can see) has dominated the press - that you are leading Charleston in expressions of forgiveness and genuine love (the hard stuff), and promoting unity and community in the face of such violence, is inspiring and incredible, and I take my hat off to you.

Thank you for the lessons, given at such a difficult time - they are poignant and important.
Lizzi Rogers
June 24, 2015
Prayers to his family. I am so very sorry for your loss.
Lori O'Leary
June 24, 2015
My heartfelt condolences to you and your family during this time of sorrow. My thoughts and prayers ,my heartfelt sympathies are with you all. I hope the love and support from your loved ones bring you peace during this difficult time. God is in control, Be Bless
MS Raines
Jewel Raines
June 24, 2015
To the Sanders Family, I am so sorry for the loss of your son, Tywanza. What a handsome young man. My heart hurts for you. We lost a son, he was 25. Please know that my thoughts and prayers are with you, my tears also.
Terri
June 24, 2015
You are a hero, FOREVER..
will you be forgotten, NEVER !!
Nia
June 24, 2015
My thoughts and prayers are with all of the family.
Kathleen Cochran
June 24, 2015
Our prayers of peace and comfort are with you. May God bless you and your family.
Eric and Lesia Mitchell
June 24, 2015
My condolences to the Sanders family.
Georgia H. Jefferson
June 24, 2015
To the Sanders Family,
I want to express my heartful condolences for the senseless and untimely loss of your Son. May God comfort you and give you some peace at this difficult time.
Dorothy Evans
June 24, 2015
No one should be required to be so brave. My thoughts and prayers are with everyone during this time.
Andra Watkins
June 24, 2015
Our prayers are with the Sander's family during their time of bereavement.
Ronnette & Cherrel Nelson
June 24, 2015
Family & friends, condolences on loss of your loved one. The dead in Christ rise First.
Charles & Angela Johnson
June 24, 2015
My heart felt condolences to the Sanders family in this very sad occasion. Right now it's very hard.But, as time goes by God will heal your wounds.God bless the family
Carolyn Campbell
June 23, 2015
Thoughts and prayers are with you all during this difficult time and always.. Praying that God will give you all the strength to carry on .. May that precious memories of Tywana bring you all comfort.
Carol Carlow
June 23, 2015
RIP. Deepest sympathies to the families of Tywanza Sanders and his aunt Susie Jackson.
Ariel Ford
June 23, 2015
To Tyrone and the Sanders Family: Please know that you're in My thoughts and prayers. It's so hard to lose your son, Tywanza, and words can't take away the hurt and sadness you feel during this tragic time. But I hope it helps to remember that he is in God's care and I pray for comfort and peace for you and your family.
LaSaine Morris Yates
June 23, 2015
To his mother ,your son Tywanza was a brave man ,may God greatly multiply the jewels in his crown and embracing him in His loving arms in Jesus name. May GOD turn your morning to dancing as you think of the happy times you had and the beautiful smile of your son. Because he is not sad, since GOD has wiped away his tears, sorrow and pain, instead now he is saying holy holy holy is the Lord GOD Almighty.
Rev. Dr. Nicole Weir
June 23, 2015
I hope you continue your journey in Heaven. Rest in Peace
Shonte Sanders
June 23, 2015
To the family and friends of Tywanza Sanders: Every time I look at his photo, or read about him, I realize more deeply what an exceptional young man your Tywanza was. My heart has been broken at the violence you've endured, and I can only imagine that your own hearts are broken a thousandfold. I hope it can lift your spirits somewhat, to know that millions of people grieve with you, and have come to know and appreciate Tywanza's heart and courage. We will remember him, and his beautiful smile, always. And I will think of you - those who loved him the most - every day.
Patricia McGahan
June 23, 2015
May God be with you and your family at this difficult time.
Dr.Sandra Burton Thurman
June 23, 2015
I send my condolences to the Sanders Family.
Treacy Brooker
June 23, 2015
May God Bless and keep him. To the entire family may god bless you.
Donna Venable
June 23, 2015
Family, may God bless you with the peace of Christ.
Reverend Carolyn A. Davis
June 23, 2015
Im so sorry this had to happen to you and all the other victims. You seemed to be a young black man going places. You seemed like a great person to be around and be friends with. I am sorry your mother has to go through this as well. The pain will get easier as times go on. Carry Tywanza in your hearts. His spirit is around everyone. He is right there. He will guide all of you and you will know when its him. He will never leave any of you in Spirit.
Dawn Minor
June 23, 2015
My prayers are with the entire entire family
Rev.Mike Jones
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