Goldsboro -- It is with profound sorrow and grief that we the management and staff of Serenity Memorial Funeral Home join with the Sanders and connected families to announce the earthly transition of Mr. Willie George Sanders, Jr., 65, years of age. Mr. Sanders, transitioned at the Wayne UNC Health Care, Goldsboro, NC.
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October 24, 1955-February 18, 2021
Fort Worth, Texas-Willie George Sanders, Jr. , a resident of Goldsboro, North Carolina, died the early morning of February 18, 2021. Willie was born in Fort Worth, Texas on October 24, 1955 to Freddie Lee Gillis and Willie George Sanders, Sr. He graduated from O.D. Wyatt High School in Fort Worth, Texas 1974.
He is commonly referred to as “Junior” by his family and friends. Willie was a charmer and known by his infectious laughter. He will be sorely missed by many near and far.
Willie was preceded in death by his parents Freddie Lee Gillis and Willie George Sanders, Sr., his brother Michael, and Aunt Bobbie and Uncle Melvin Mackey.
He is survived by his children Keyondra Thompson, D’Sjoir Brown, Ryan Sanders, Keyon Thompson, four grandchildren stepfather Charles Gillis (Beatrice), sisters Demetria O’Conner (Timothy), Denise Johnson, and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and family members.
Willie will be buried in Fort Worth, Texas at Cedar Hill Cemetery.
Funeral Services will be under the direction of:
Gregory W. Spencer Funeral Home
4000 Miller Avenue
Fort Worth, Texas 76119
Services of Love & Compassionate Care have been entrusted to Serenity Memorial Funeral Home & Cremations, LLC.