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Celebrating the life of
Stephen Francis Saunders
November 04, 1946 - September 14, 2017
Services under the direction of:
Fox & Weeks Funeral Directors, Hodgson Chapel
912-352-7200
  • Mass of Christian Burial
  • 11:00am - Monday, September 18, 2017
  • St. Peter the Apostle Catholic Church
  • 7020 Concord Road (Map)
    Savannah, Georgia 31410

  • 897-5156
  • Rosary Service
  • 6:30pm - Sunday, September 17, 2017
  • Fox & Weeks Funeral Directors, Hodgson Chapel
  • 7200 Hodgson Memorial Drive (Map)
    Savannah, Georgia 31406

  • 912-352-7200
  • Visitation
  • 4-6:30 pm - Sunday, September 17, 2017
  • Fox & Weeks Funeral Directors, Hodgson Chapel
  • 7200 Hodgson Memorial Drive (Map)
    Savannah, Georgia 31406

  • 912-352-7200

So sorry for your loss.

Sue Hagins, Savannah, Ga

I am sorry for your loss. Death is painful to all of us. However God's word the Bible always offers encouragement. A scripture I find comforting is Isaiah 25:8. There Jehovah promises to do away with death and all things that bring us pain. That will be very satisfying! I hope this thought has been comforting to you. May positive thoughts fill you hearts and minds as you endure this difficult time.

R.G., Savannah, Ga

May it bring special comfort to know that others care and share your loss.Thinking of you and family at this time of loss of your loved one. HERBERT GILSTRAP

HERBEERT GILSTRAP, AUGUSTA, GA.

Keeping the entire Saunders family in my thoughts and prayers. May he rest in peace.

Jan Holland Ethridge , Alpharetta , Ga

Sincere condolences and heartfelt sympathy to Steve's family. I am so very sorry.

Allen Shensky, Aventura, Fl

Sincere condolences to Annelle and her family and heartfelt prayers for Steve. Our thoughts are also with Vincent, Theresa and Larry. Steve was an amazing and beloved man and a sports legend at BC in the 60's. May his soul Rest in Peace.

Richard & Teresa Mangan, Tampa, FL

We are sorry to read of this loss. It is our hope that your faith will bring you some comfort during this sad time. Your family is very well thought of by our family we would like to express our sincerest sympathy.

The Billy Wilson Family, Savannah, GA

Therese, Patti, Mary Agnes and Larry,Lloyd So very sorry to hear of Steve's passing. Keeping you in prayer for God's peace and comfort.

Nancy Kilpatrick Whitney, Kennesaw, Ga

My condolences to the family. MAy your family find comfort at the scripture in Revelation 21:4 and the website jw. org.

Niecy, Savannah, GA

I remember like it was yesterday seeing Steve as the little quarterback skillfully running the Cathedral offense on a rainy day at Daffin Park as they beat my Blessed Sacrament team for the championship. I have great memories of playing football, basketball, and baseball with Steve on BC and Knights of Columbus teams. A really great guy and good friend to all. My condolences to all the family.

Charlie Jackson, Navarre, Florida

I'm so sorry for your loss and hope you are being supported in every way possible right now. Steve Saunders is forever fondly in my memories. I'll never forget how wonderful of a coach he was- his intensity and passion for sports. He was always so kind and warm. He will be missed, but forever live in the stories people cherish. Much love, Annabelle

Annabelle Lombard, San Francisco, CA

To our precious family (all the Saunders), our love and prayers are with all of you. We are so blessed to be members of your wonderful family. We dearly loved Stephen and can't imagine not seeing him again. Annelle you are an amazing woman...wife, mother, sister, sister in love, friend and cousin! Your sweet daughters will miss their sweet Daddy so much. And you will be lost without him! We are here for you...anytime, anyway. We love you, Kelly and Kathleen forever......hugs. Carol and Mike

Mike and Carol, Savannah, Ga

To the Saunders Family,we are so sorry for your loss . Deepest condolences to all and may he Rest In Peace

Robert and Camille Wallden, Sav , Ga

Dear Annelle, Kathleen, and Kelly, Stevie Saunders was was of the finest people I have ever had the privilege of knowing. He was good through and through, had integrity like no other, was truly one of the happiest people I've ever known, and was devout to his religion. I don't know what else could ever be found any better in one human being. Stevie and I had so many fun times and lots and lots of laughter through the years! To know Stevie was to laugh and have fun! I am thankful that he is no longer suffering, and he is in the loving arms of Jesus Christ, our Lord and Savior. My love and sympathy to each of you and to Stevie's brothers and sisters. My prayer for you is that your Faith and your many wonderful memories will comfort and sustain now and forever. With much love, Jan

Jan Daniel Crawford, VA. Beach, Va.

Our deepest condolences.May you and your family be comforted by the words found at Psalms 34:18;Jehovah is close to the brokenhearted;He saves those who are crushed in spirit.

Ursula , Pooler, Ga

To Annelle and all family members. I'm so sorry to learn of Steve's passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you all. God bless, Gloria Keane

Gloria Keane, Savannah, GA

Stephen Francis Saunders, 70, died peacefully Thursday September 14, 2017 at Hospice Savannah with his wife Annelle by his side.

Stephen was born November 4, 1946 in Savannah, Georgia. He is preceded in death by his mother Theresa Cooper Saunders, his father Arthur Lloyd Saunders Jr, and his sister Rose Marie Saunders. He attended Cathedral Day School and was a 1964 graduate of Benedictine Military School. He was proud to be part of the first graduating class of the new school on Seawright Dr., and proud of the lasting friendships he made in school. He was an outstanding athlete who played all 4 years at Benedictine and lettered in football, basketball and baseball. He was All City in basketball 1963-1964. He graduated in 1968 from the University of Georgia with a bachelor’s degree in Business. He retired from Sperry and Hutchinson Company as a field auditor.

He was a 4th Degree Knights of Columbus Council 631. He was a member of Hibernian of Savannah, Irish Heritage Society, Friendly Sons of St. Patrick, Savannah St. Patrick's Day Parade Committee and a past member of the Savannah Quarterback Club. He was proud of his Irish heritage. He loved St. Patrick’s Day, walking in the parade and sharing that day with many family and friends. He loved his family, friends, faith, Benedictine, UGA football, and Duke Basketball. Even though he had many health issues through the years and was a two-time kidney transplant recipient, he always kept his quick wit and wonderful sense of humor. He is survived by his wife of 39 years Annelle Smith Saunders, daughters Kelly Marie Saunders and Kathleen Patricia Saunders. His brothers Lloyd Saunders, Larry Saunders and his wife Melinda Paige Saunders and Vincent Saunders. His sisters Therese Saunders Leonard, Patricia Saunders Mizelle and her husband Edward Mizelle, and Mary Agnes Saunders McDonough and her husband Bernard McDonough of Savannah. Brother in law Glen Smith and his wife Lynn Taylor Smith. Cousin Dennis Lales and special cousin Michael Kilpatrick and his wife Carol. Many nieces and nephews, great nieces and nephews, and many wonderful friends.

The family will receive friends Sunday, September 17, 2017 from 4 pm until 6:30 pm at Fox & Weeks Funeral Directors, Hodgson Chapel. The Rosary Service will follow at 6:30.

The Mass of Christian Burial will be at 11 am, Monday, September 18, 2017 at St. Peter the Apostle Catholic Church with Msgr. P. James Costigan, Celebrant. Burial will follow in the Catholic Cemetery.

Remembrances may be made to Benedictine Military School, 6502 Seawright Dr., Savannah, GA 31406 or Hospice Savannah, PO Box 13190, Savannah, GA 31416.

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So sorry for your loss.

Sue Hagins, Savannah, Ga

I am sorry for your loss. Death is painful to all of us. However God's word the Bible always offers encouragement. A scripture I find comforting is Isaiah 25:8. There Jehovah promises to do away with death and all things that bring us pain. That will be very satisfying! I hope this thought has been comforting to you. May positive thoughts fill you hearts and minds as you endure this difficult time.

R.G., Savannah, Ga

May it bring special comfort to know that others care and share your loss.Thinking of you and family at this time of loss of your loved one. HERBERT GILSTRAP

HERBEERT GILSTRAP, AUGUSTA, GA.

Keeping the entire Saunders family in my thoughts and prayers. May he rest in peace.

Jan Holland Ethridge , Alpharetta , Ga

Sincere condolences and heartfelt sympathy to Steve's family. I am so very sorry.

Allen Shensky, Aventura, Fl

Sincere condolences to Annelle and her family and heartfelt prayers for Steve. Our thoughts are also with Vincent, Theresa and Larry. Steve was an amazing and beloved man and a sports legend at BC in the 60's. May his soul Rest in Peace.

Richard & Teresa Mangan, Tampa, FL

We are sorry to read of this loss. It is our hope that your faith will bring you some comfort during this sad time. Your family is very well thought of by our family we would like to express our sincerest sympathy.

The Billy Wilson Family, Savannah, GA

Therese, Patti, Mary Agnes and Larry,Lloyd So very sorry to hear of Steve's passing. Keeping you in prayer for God's peace and comfort.

Nancy Kilpatrick Whitney, Kennesaw, Ga

Candle tribute lit by Kelly, Alex, Matthew & Andrew Hunt — Georgia

My condolences to the family. MAy your family find comfort at the scripture in Revelation 21:4 and the website jw. org.

Niecy, Savannah, GA

Candle tribute lit by Peggy K. Antink — Georgia

I remember like it was yesterday seeing Steve as the little quarterback skillfully running the Cathedral offense on a rainy day at Daffin Park as they beat my Blessed Sacrament team for the championship. I have great memories of playing football, basketball, and baseball with Steve on BC and Knights of Columbus teams. A really great guy and good friend to all. My condolences to all the family.

Charlie Jackson, Navarre, Florida

I'm so sorry for your loss and hope you are being supported in every way possible right now. Steve Saunders is forever fondly in my memories. I'll never forget how wonderful of a coach he was- his intensity and passion for sports. He was always so kind and warm. He will be missed, but forever live in the stories people cherish. Much love, Annabelle

Annabelle Lombard, San Francisco, CA

To our precious family (all the Saunders), our love and prayers are with all of you. We are so blessed to be members of your wonderful family. We dearly loved Stephen and can't imagine not seeing him again. Annelle you are an amazing woman...wife, mother, sister, sister in love, friend and cousin! Your sweet daughters will miss their sweet Daddy so much. And you will be lost without him! We are here for you...anytime, anyway. We love you, Kelly and Kathleen forever......hugs. Carol and Mike

Mike and Carol, Savannah, Ga

Candle tribute lit by Camille H Owens — Alabama

Candle tribute lit by Tom OBrien — Georgia

To the Saunders Family,we are so sorry for your loss . Deepest condolences to all and may he Rest In Peace

Robert and Camille Wallden, Sav , Ga

Candle tribute lit by Jan Daniel Crawford — Virginia

Dear Annelle, Kathleen, and Kelly, Stevie Saunders was was of the finest people I have ever had the privilege of knowing. He was good through and through, had integrity like no other, was truly one of the happiest people I've ever known, and was devout to his religion. I don't know what else could ever be found any better in one human being. Stevie and I had so many fun times and lots and lots of laughter through the years! To know Stevie was to laugh and have fun! I am thankful that he is no longer suffering, and he is in the loving arms of Jesus Christ, our Lord and Savior. My love and sympathy to each of you and to Stevie's brothers and sisters. My prayer for you is that your Faith and your many wonderful memories will comfort and sustain now and forever. With much love, Jan

Jan Daniel Crawford, VA. Beach, Va.

Our deepest condolences.May you and your family be comforted by the words found at Psalms 34:18;Jehovah is close to the brokenhearted;He saves those who are crushed in spirit.

Ursula , Pooler, Ga

To Annelle and all family members. I'm so sorry to learn of Steve's passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you all. God bless, Gloria Keane

Gloria Keane, Savannah, GA


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