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May 26, 1962 ~ October 13, 2023 (age 61) 61 Years Old
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Dwayne Carnell Sanders was a caring son, husband, father, grandfather, brother, uncle, and friend. Dwayne was born May 26, 1962, to Gloria (John, deceased) Kimble and the late Samuel Minor in Verbena, Alabama.
He joined the Lily Hill Missionary Baptist Church in Verbena, Alabama, where he confessed Christ as His Lord and Savior at an early age and dutifully served. He obtained his education from Verbena High School and the Chilton County Vocational School, where he studied Automotive Service and Auto Body.
He dutifully served and held many positions, including Sunday School Superintendent, usher, choir member, mission member, and Trustee. He was also a member of the Angelic Choir under the direction of the late Lamar P. Higgins.
On September 5, 1987, he was united in matrimony to Sherrilyn Tyus. To this union, one son, Morris C. Sanders, was born.
In a word, Dwayne was caring, and his love for his family and community drove all his pursuits. His passion was to serve- be it putting his skills as a mechanic to work, serving in the church, volunteering with the Lily Hill- Pentecost Volunteer Fire Department, working with his son's Boy Scouts troop, and being a Verbena High School Band Booster supporter. Dwayne was driven. Whatever he did, he was all in! He was strong-willed and stubborn at times, but he also had an enormous heart and a wonderful sense of humor. He was generous, loyal, and brave. He was clever and full to the brim with knowledge gained through all his life experiences. Dwayne will be remembered for all the heart he shared with his friends and family. He truly loved each of them- and if you knew him, you knew it. When his time came, he carried himself with dignity, strength, and was full of love for those who went before him.
Dwayne departed this life on October 13, 2023. Preceding him into Heaven are his loving grandparents, Bennie and Sallie Sanders; his father, Samuel Minor; stepfather, John Kimble; mother-in-law, Lois Tyus; two sisters-in-law, Gwendolyn Tyree and Nadine Tyus; and three uncles, Robert Sanders, George Sanders, and Willie Sanders.
He leaves to cherish his memories, a devoted wife, Sherrilyn Sanders; one son, Morris (Rebekah) Sanders; two granddaughters, Avery and Windelynn, all of Verbena, AL; a loving mother, Gloria Kimble of Boston, MA; brother, Cedric Van (LaDonna) Sanders, Lexington Park, MD; two sisters, Adrienne Kimble, Boston, MA; Yvette Minor, New York; sister-in-law, Demeatrice Saunders, Philadelphia, PA; brothers-in-law, Maurice (Rose) Tyus, Rodney (Vondell) Tyus, and Tracy (Sharon) Tyus, all of Alabama; Goddaughter; Imma (Marcus) Jeter, Godson/nephew, Donald Kimble, nieces, Brittany (Marcus), NaKeia, Justine, Sarina, Allesa, Raven, and Roslyn; nephews, Patrick, Donald, Cedric Jr., Brian, Dimitri, Joshua, Seth, Ryan, Roderick, and Rodney Jr.; aunts, Linda Milliner, Evaun Sanders, and Regina Sanders; uncles, Ronnie Sanders, Clarence Sanders, Hosie Sanders, and Robert Minor; and a host of loving cousins, extended family, and caring friends.