We are deeply sorry for your loss - the staff at Gateway-Forest Lawn Funeral Home
Brenda Newbern Sanders, 72, of Lake City, Florida, passed away peacefully on June 3, 2022 at the Haven Hospice Suwannee Valley Care Center in Lake City. She was a loving wife, stepmother, sister, aunt and friend to many and will be so very missed by all. She enjoyed spending time with the people she loved and her family was very important to her. She touched the lives of many people. She was predeceased by her parents, Jessie Irvin Newbern and Vera Cheshire Newbern.
Brenda’s career consisted mostly in banking. She was proficient in her duties in every position she held. For many years she served as administrative assistants to presidents of two banks in Live Oak, Florida and also financial trust firms in New Jersey and New York.
Survivors include her husband, Ed Sanders; stepdaughters, Laura Milton (Al) and Kari Williamson (Richard); stepson, Billy Sanders; sister, Linda Newbern Smith (W.R. “Bud”); brothers, Lavaughn Newbern (Ednell) and Jerry Newbern (Martha); and numerous nieces, nephews and grandchildren also survive.
Funeral services for Mrs. Sanders will be conducted on Wednesday, June 8, 2022 at 11:00 AM in the Gateway-Forest Lawn Memorial Chapel. Interment will follow at Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the funeral home one hour prior to the service from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the Haven Hospice Suwannee Valley Care Center, 6037 US Hwy 90 West, Lake City, FL 32055, 1-800-759-6357, www.havenhospice.org.