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Anna Pabst Matthews

Sept. 8, 1948 ~ July 9, 2019

Services will be held: July 20, 2019

Wiley Max Altman, Sr.

September 14, 1932 ~ July 14, 2019

Services will be held: July 18, 2019

Mark Wilson

August 30, 1960 ~ July 13, 2019

Services will be held: July 17, 2019

Lloyd Douglas Jones

March 17, 1945 ~ July 12, 2019

Services will be held: July 15, 2019

Martha “Anne” Garner

May 11, 1943 ~ July 11, 2019

Services will be held: July 14, 2019

Linda Golden Brown

November 29, 1944 ~ July 10, 2019

Services will be held: July 15, 2019

Edward “Ed” Wesley Padfield, Jr.

July 29, 1942 ~ July 8, 2019

Services will be held: July 12, 2019

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Lindsay H. Rush

August 19, 1927 ~ June 26, 2019

Services will be held: July 12, 2019

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. Sandy & Jerome Perry

    To my bonus family. You are in my prayers and thoughts. My sincerest condolences. May God continue to bless you with his peace. Love you

  3. Toby Barber

    Thinking of you and your family and sending my condolences.

  4. Edward Gray and Kimberly Maney

    Our prayers are with you.

  5. Winsome Style

    May Mirrel rest in peace.

  6. Claudia James

    Thanks for your words of comfort during our bereavement.

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