Estella Sanders
1948 - 2019
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Estella Rose Sanders born January 31, 1948 to Oscar Quinn and Lucille Brady in Gary, IN. Member of New Hope M.B. Church, graduate of Roosevelt High School Class of 1966, retired employee of Lake County Dept. of Family and Children Services. Estella gained her wings and went home to be with our heavenly father October 11, 2019. Preceding her in death her father Oscar Quinn, maternal grandparents, Tom and Estelle Wilson, siblings David Abram, John Woods, Sandra Abram and William Abram. She leaves to cherish fond memories loving mother Lucille Woods; daughter Alicia Sanders-Mayo; sons Derrick (Akeka) Sanders and Anton Redmon. Special granddaughter Mikole Mayo; grandchildren Brittany Gates, Deontaye Brown; brother Ronnie Abram; sisters Linda (Shawn) Seals and Carol (Darryl) Donald; goddaughters Shaniece Smith, Waushara (Bo) Holland and Lillian Martin; special nieces Saundra (Michael) Phillips, Nikita Lee and Jamie Hopkins; nephews William Pope, Michael Lee II, Calvin (Nikita) Abram, William Abram Jr.; dear friends Marsha Hood, Barbara Burton and Reanell Bradley; lifelong companion Jimmy Curtis and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives, extended family, co-workers and friends. Visitation Saturday, October 19, 2019 from 9 to 11 a.m. with funeral services at 11 a.m. All services at New Hope M.B. Church 2307 Rhode Island St., Bishop Sieon Roberts, Sr. Pastor.



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Published in Post-Tribune on Oct. 16, 2019.
MEMORIAL EVENTS
OCT
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Visitation
09:00 - 11:00 AM
OCT
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Funeral service
11:00 AM
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October 28, 2019
Rest in Peace. Heaven has gained another Angel.
Amaris Montes
October 25, 2019
'Stelle', as I called her was always so nice; we had a really good business relationship. I pray the love of Jesus Christ will sustain all of her loved ones during this time of sorrow.
Ruby Brown
October 20, 2019
My deepest sympathy for the family. I will truly miss my friend Stella. God wanted her more. Take Care and know that God is Good. Stay strong and stay blessed. To My Girl(that's was what we called each other) We are still going to talk it just will not be on the phone. Love you Stella.
Phyllis Mitchell
October 19, 2019
You will always live in our hearts and prayers.
October 19, 2019
To the family of Stella. She was a lovely friend and neighbor from Westbrook's to me n my family. She is now in God hands and will be truly missed. Luv. U much Stella...
Gail Terry
October 18, 2019
Prayers To the family . May God bless the family.RIH my dear classmate.
Joycelyn Ware
October 18, 2019
With a heavy heart I would like to extend my condolences to the family of Stella Sanders.. She will be greatly missed.. May GOD provide you all with comfort and strength during this time of bereavement.. Bless you all ❤
Sincerely The Merritt Family
Hazzel Merritt
October 18, 2019
Ms. Stella, I'll miss your smile, words of encouragement, and your tight hugs. You were like another mother to me and held my hand many times. Rest in Love!
Angela Rideout
October 18, 2019
Be Strong in the Lord and the Power of His Might! Put on the full Armor of God. Eph. 6:11
I pray that God will give you strength and prosper you as He heals you.

I worked with Stella in Issuance (Food Stamps). I thank God for allowing her to speak into my life and sharing with me words of wisdom during that season. I am thoroughly shocked. Truly unexpected. She was on my heart.
Geraldine Smith
October 18, 2019
To The Family of Estella Sanders:
Please accept our heartfelt condolences to your family for the loss of your loved one. In times like these, hold steadfast to the Master's Hands and He will guide you through this spiritual turbulence knowing that weeping does endure for a little while, but JOY DOES and WILL COME in the morning. Keeping your family in our prayers
Aurelia & Gregory Weaver
October 17, 2019
To Mother Woods and children. I was saddened to hear of Sister Stella's passing. We attended Great Band MB in Gary for many years. Stella Mella is what I called her and she will never be forgotten by me. You all have my deepest condolences. I will always remember her warm smile and her kindness to me when I first started preaching. She was a friend of mine along with her sister Sandra who I bowled with and also had the honor to officiate her funeral. Stella was good friends with my husband who also passed 6 years ago. God bless you all as I send my prayers to you all from Atlanta, GA
Gloria Eldridge
October 17, 2019
TO THE FAMILY OF ESTELLA SANDERS,I WOULD LIKE TO EXPRESS MY DEEPEST SYMPATHY FOR THE LOSS OF YOUR LOVED ONE. ESTELLA WILL BE MISSED MY ME AND MANY OF HER CO-WORKERS AT THE DEPT. OF FAMILY SERVICES. SHE HAD THAT SMILE AND LAUGHTER THAT YOU WOULDN'T FORGET. MAY GOD COMFORT THE FAMILY.
EMMA DEMPSEY
October 17, 2019
Emma Dempsey
October 17, 2019
Praying for her family and friends
Minerva Luna
October 17, 2019
To Stella family you have my deepest sympathy in the death but heavens gain of your loved one. I worked with her at DCFS and she was a very nice person. I pray God grants you peace in the days ahead and always.
Myrte Mateen
October 16, 2019
To the family of Estella Sanders,

Rest assured that our Supreme Comforter will never leave you or forsake you. Lean on him for strength, comfort and peace.
The Lord's Blessings.

Brenda R. Mitchell
RHS 1966
October 16, 2019
Yolanda Noble
October 16, 2019
Fondly remembering your mom and her positive influence during our formative years. Praying for your strength as you prepare to celebrate her life on earth and her victory in eternity. To be absent from the body is to be present with the Lord. Rest well Mrs. Sanders.
Leslie Taylor-Moore
October 16, 2019
I extend my heartfelt sympathy to the family of my classmate. The class of 66 mourns your loss.
Barbara Malone Hemphill
October 16, 2019
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October 16, 2019
Sending my condolence out to my classmates family May the thoughts of others caring and the sympathy they feel be a source of consolation that is very deep and real .
October 16, 2019
My condolences to you and your family
Bolden Curin
October 16, 2019
Sending my Condolences!! Rip Stelle.
Rosa Rodriguez
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October 16, 2019
Rosa Rodriguez
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October 16, 2019
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
Joyce A Williams(RHS'66)
October 16, 2019
To the family, so sorry to hear of your loss. Remembering Stella when we were good friends at Garnett Elementary School, and later co-workers at Lake County Div. of Family Services. God Bless you all, and may fond memories of Stella comfort you.
Clarene Robinson-King RHS 66'
October 16, 2019
Hollis Manna
October 16, 2019
I am so sorry to hear of my classmate's passing. You have my sincerest and deepest sympathy.
Natalie Parr Stewart(RHS '66)
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