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Theodore Sanders

May 11, 1941 — March 5, 2024

Darlington

We regret to announce the passing of Mr. Theodore Sanders.

Mr. Sanders passed away on Tuesday, March 5, 2024 at McLeod Regional Medical Center in Florence, SC.

The family will receive friends at: 2305 Misty Bend Road,
Hartsville, SC.

Arrangements will be announced by Davis Funeral Home, LLC of Hartsville, SC.

                                                                       A Life Well Lived!

"Do not let your hearts be troubled. You believe in God; believe also in me. My Father's House has many rooms; if that were not so, would I have told you that I am going there to prepare a place for you? And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come back and take you to be with me that you also may be where I am. You know the way to the place where I am going"                         John 14:1-4

We the beloved family and friends of our dear brother Theodore "Fat" Sanders, have assembled in the name of love and in sincere remembrance of our dear brother. With heavy hearts, we must be reminded to rejoice in the life lived and not dwell upon the departure. God's plan and purpose is Divine in all ways and we must give thanks for the love shared and many memories that we are to clasp to our hearts with solace and thanksgiving. 
Theodore was born May 11,1941 in Darlington, SC a son of the late Ella Hunter Sanders and Terry Williams Sanders. He departed this life on Tuesday, March 5, 2024 at the McLeod Hospital of Florence, SC.

Theodore received his education in Darlington County Public School System and later relocated to Brooklyn, NY where he was gainfully employed at Jacobi & Bender for 20 years. While living in Brooklyn, NY, he became a member of Holy Temple Deliverance Church where his brother was the pastor. Upon moving back to South Carolina, he rejoined New Hopewell Missionary Baptist Church.

"Fat", as he was affectionately called by his family/friends, was a beloved husband, father, brother, grandfather, uncle, cousin and friend. To know him was to love him. He was a sports fanatic. He enjoyed sports especially baseball as he was avid baseball player. 

Surviving to cherish his loving and endless memories is one daughter LeTesa (Roosevelt) Sanders of Darlington, SC; and one grandson Demitiri (Larvarsha) Tedder of Darlington, SC. And one granddaughter, Tarsha (Henry) Cotton of Hartsville, SC. Eight grandchildren and one great-great grandchild. Siblings: Annie Bell Perkins of Darlington, SC, Virginia (Joe Louis) of Brooklyn, NY, Elzenia  Sanders of Brooklyn, NY and Leon Sanders of Bishopville, SC. One sister in law, Overseer Pastor Carolyn Sanders of Queens, NY.
He was loving cared for by his caretaker Valeria Gladden.

He was preceded in death by his daughter, Doreatha Benjamin; a son. Minister David Benjamin, and a grandson, Termaine Guiterriz. Deceased siblings: Pastor James E. Sanders, Betty Sanders Jefferson, Step Sanders, Lucy Sanders, Terry "Johnny" Sanders, Naomi Sanders Dundy, Juanita Hunter, and Gerome Sanders.    


 
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Visitation

Saturday, March 9, 2024

2:00 - 6:00 pm (Eastern time)

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Sunday, March 10, 2024

1:00 - 2:00 pm (Eastern time)

New Hopewell Missionary Baptist Church

3500 New Hopewell Road, Darlington, SC 29532

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Sunday, March 10, 2024

2:00 - 3:00 pm (Eastern time)

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3500 New Hopewell Road, Darlington, SC 29532

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