Leroy Sanders Sr., 61, of Helena, died March 6, 2013 at his home.
Leroy Sanders Sr., 61, of Helena, died March 6, 2013 at his home. He was born July 31, 1951 to the late Bertha (Williams) Sanders and Daniel Sanders in Helena. Leroy confessed a hope in Christ in 1965 at the Zion Travelers M.B. Church. He later joined First Baptist Church of Helena, pastored by Rev. Danny Hughes. He worked for the Griffin Farm many years. Leroy Sanders, Sr. was preceded in death by his parents, 3 brothers, A.L. Sanders, Joe Willie Sanders, Charles Sanders and 2 daughters, Bernice Sanders and Patricia (Hannah) Sanders. He leaves to cherish his memory, 6 daughters, Dorothy Sanders of St. Louis, Rhonda (Sean) Lawrence of Rockford, Ill.; Yolanda (Kenny) Agnew of Forrest City, April McKnight of Forrest City, Regina Simmons of Oxford, Miss. and Patia Sanders of Elaine; 2 sons, Leroy Jr. of St. Louis and Demarcus (Jackie) Sanders of Jonesboro; 2 brothers, Issac Sanders of Clarksdale, Miss. and Antonio Sanders of Elaine; 6 sisters, Mary Ann Sanders of Helena, Monica (Vell) Wilburn of Helena, Beatrice Sanders of Chicago, Delores Sanders of California; Katie Mae Sanders of Chicago and Linda Ewing of Helena; 25 grandchildren; a godson, Michael McKnight of Winter Haven, Fla.; an aunt, Magnolia Moss of South Carolina; and a host of nieces, nephews and friends. Visitation will be Friday, March 15 from 4 to 6 p.m. at Kincaid Funeral Services. The funeral will be noon Saturday, March 16 in the Kincaid Funeral Services Chapel. Rev. Artis James will officiate. Arrangements are entrusted to Kincaid Funeral Services. Post messages and share memories at www.kincaidfuneralservices.com.