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Dorothy Oldham Williams

September 2, 1924 ~ March 11, 2019

Services will be held: March 30, 2019

Hester Rouse Garner

July 9, 1931 ~ March 19, 2019

Services will be held: March 22, 2019

Sandra Faye Collins

07/01/1947 ~ March 18, 2019

Services will be held: March 21, 2019

Pastor James L. Upchurch

September 15, 1941 ~ March 17, 2019

Services will be held: March 22, 2019

Letha Faye Etheridge

6/6/1939 ~ 3/16/2019

Services will be held: March 20, 2019

Jacob Joseph Sanok, III

10/24/1952 ~ March 17, 2019

Services will be held: March 23, 2019

Wayne Allen Taylor

1-29-1943 ~ 3-16-2019

Services will be held: March 19, 2019

Karen Keith Stewart

October 9, 1961 ~ March 7, 2019

Services will be held:

Mirrel Lawrence Saunders

06/15/1937 ~ 03/07/2019

GARNER – Mirrel Lawrence Saunders, 81, passed away Thursday, March 7, 2019.

Funeral service will be held at 2:00 pm on Saturday, March 16, 2019 at St. Christopher’s Episcopal Church in Garner. Burial will follow in Montlawn Memorial Park, Raleigh. The family will receive friends and relatives from 11:00 am – 1:00 pm on Saturday, March 16, 2019 at Bryan-Lee Funeral Home in Garner.

Mirrel was born in Jamaica on June 15, 1937 to the late Zachariah and Drina Lawrence. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her step-daughter, Marjorie Saunders; sister, Sylvannie Gordon; and brother, Joseph Lawrence.

She is survived by her loving family which includes her daughter, Claudia James and husband, Michael of Garner; son, Dave Saunders and wife Karen of Davenport, FL; grandchildren, Nicole Aihie and husband, Jonathan, Michael Christopher James, Darrian Saunders, Alexia Saunders; great granddaughter, Chanel Saunders; step-daughter, Carrol Saunders of Jamaica; step-sons, Barrington Saunders of New York, NY, Carl Saunders of Long Island, NY, Wayne Saunders of FL; sister, Audrey Lawrence; brother, Fitz Lawrence; special cousins, Clover Anglin of Tallahassee, FL and Joyce Murray of Manchester, U.K.; and her special friends, Johnese Carmon, Sadia Ibrahim, and Enid Weatherwax.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Missionaries of the Poor at www.missionariesofthepoor.org/donate-now/

Arrangements by Bryan-Lee Funeral Home, Garner. Online condolences may be made at www.bryan-leefuneralhome.com


March 16, 2019

11:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Bryan-Lee Funeral Home, Garner
1200 Benson Rd., Garner, NC 27529


March 16, 2019

2:00 PM

St. Christopher's Episcopal Church
1101 Vandora Springs Rd, Garner, NC 27529

Burial will follow in Montlawn Memorial Park, Raleigh.


  1. Lacy Morgan Jr

    Peace Be With You Claudia doing this time of bereavement✝️☮️💟

  2. Toby Barber

    Thinking of you and your family and sending my condolences.

  3. Edward Gray and Kimberly Maney

    Our prayers are with you.

  4. Winsome Style

    May Mirrel rest in peace.

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