Robert D. Sanders, 57, of Gary, Indiana, went to be with the Lord September 8, 2018, at home surrounded by family. He was born December 24,1960, in East Chicago, Indiana, the son of late Jesse and Cecil Sanders. He was the second to the youngest of 5 siblings. On November 30, 2002, he married Joyelle Carey-Sanders. He graduated from Emerson High School. After he graduated college, he served as a Gary Police Officer for 35 years. Robert was a Reverend and Minister of music at Gethsemane Baptist Church, St. James M.B. Church and many more. Preceded in death by his mother, father, sister, and daughter. Survived by his wife, 7 daughters, 3 sons, sister, brother, aunts, uncle, cousins, and 2 close friends. A Musical Tribute in his honor will be held Friday, September 14, 2018 at St. James Missionary Baptist Church Gary, IN. Visitation Saturday September 15, 2018 from 9-11:00 a.m. Family hour 10-11:00 a.m. Funeral Service immediately following at 11:00 am all services at New Bethel Fellowship COGIC 110 W. 43rd Ave. Interment Oak Hill Cemetery.