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Celebrating the life of

Susan Burnsed Sanders

February 07, 1951 - August 06, 2019

Susan was a kind person who loved her family, pets, music, and her beautiful flowers. She was a friend to many and enjoyed life to the fullest. She will be dearly missed by all that knew and loved her.

Susan Burnsed Sanders

Susan Burnsed Sanders passed away peacefully under the care of her loving family and Hospice Savannah on Tuesday, August 6, 2019.

Susan was born to Franklin and Cleta Burnsed on February 7, 1951 and spent her childhood with her brother, Ben Burnsed, on Tybee Island. She graduated in 1969 from Savannah High School. Susan married Dennis Sanders on June 24, 1976 and spent most of their 42 years together on Wilmington Island, raising their two children, Jason and April.

Susan was a kind person who loved her family, pets, music, and her beautiful flowers. She was a friend to many and enjoyed life to the fullest. She was preceded in death by her parents, Franklin and Cleta Burnsed; and her father and mother-in-law, Ralph and Christine Sanders.

Susan is survived by her husband, Dennis Sanders; son, Jason Sanders; daughter, April Sanders (Patrick); brother, Ben Burnsed; grandchildren, Ralph Sanders, Tison Gilpin, and Julia Gilpin; her cousins, Adelle Burnsed-Geffen(Theodore), and Phyllis and Claire Lanier; aunt, Gloria Lanier; sister-in-law, Denise DeBorde (Jody); nieces and nephew, Hannah Burnsed, Christopher DeBorde, and Elizabeth DeBorde; and her in-laws, Michael and Lucy Gilpin.

Funeral Service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, August 9, 2019 at Fox & Weeks Funeral Directors, Islands Chapel. The family will receive friends for one hour prior to the service. Burial will immediately follow in Forest Lawn Memory Gardens.

The family would like to thank Hospice Savannah, especially Liz Maher for the wonderful care given to Susan. A special thank you to Father Patrick O'Brien and all of the the wonderful friends and family that offered endless prayers and support during the past few weeks.

 

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I’m so sorry to hear this news about Susan. During this time , I pray that you all continue to trust in God and rely on him in those difficult moments. He is always there for us. “Do not be afraid, for I am with you. Do not be anxious, for I am your God. I will fortify you, yes, I will help you, I will really hold on to you with my right hand of righteousness.” - Isaiah 41:10

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Alan and I wish to extend our deepest condolences to April, Jason and Dennis. May happy memories provide some small comfort to you all at this time and in the future. Fondest regards Cynthia

- Cynthia Creighton-Jones, Savannah, GA


From the age of three she was my little doll baby who grew into a beautiful, & loving woman, wife , mother & friend. I will forever cherish my memories of my sweet cousin Susan.

- Burnsed-Geffen, Savannah, Ga


Sorry for your loss Ben. She was a beautifulperson.

- Arthur and Phyllis Weil, Sav., Ga.


Ben, Dennis and family, My prayers go out to you. She was a special person, who I grew up with on Tybee Island. Her family and my family were best of friends. Susie Q (As I called her) was a class act, very kind and generous, and her laugh could really make you smile. I know where she is today with her Mom & Dad in heaven!! If I can do anything please do not hesitate to let me know!! GOD BLESS YOU!!

- Bruce O'Berry, Savannah , GA


Ben. Dennis and Family , to am so very sorry for your loss. Susan was such a sweet person. My sincere condolences and deepest sympathy. Sherrie

- Sherrie Wilson Schwarz, Savannah, GA


I was so sorry to see that Susan had passed away. My thoughts and prayers are with you all, She was a very special person and a big part of my life during those best days of summer.

- Bili Kitchings Sigmon, Savannah , GA


Please accept my deepest sympathies and condolence for your loss. All my best to Jason, April, and Dennis.

- Eric Wright, Savannah, GA


Praying for you Dennis and your children. In hopes of God seeing you through this difficult time. We are thinking of you each and every day and night. Gods love be with you in your time of grief. Love always your cousins. Wayne and gayle gwaltney. Aunt Joyce gwaltney

- Wayne and gayle gwaltney, Goldsboro , Nc


My condolences for your loss. We will keep your family in our prayers. Susan and I were friends at Richard Arnold and Savannah High, she always had a smile and a kind word for everyone. What a wonderful place she is in , no pain or sadness just peace and love with our Savior.

- , ,


We are so sorry for your loss Dennis and Jason. Seems like yesterday we were at the dump watching our boys play pirate football, baseball and basketball!! We were able to catch up on all those years when I saw here at Islands MMC!! She so looks bed talking of her family!! Prayers and love and strength during everyone’s most difficult lifetime!!

- Sterling Lewis and Amy Sanderlin, Savannah , Ga


So sorry for your loss. She was a loving wife, mother and grandmother. She showed her love in many ways and will be truly missed by many.

- Jennifer Beasley, Statesboro, Ga


Our deepest sympathies to the family & friends of Susan from her SHS Class of 1969 classmates.

- SHS69 Classmates, Savannah, GA


I'm sorry for yalls loss,prayers for comfort at this time and for the days coming. Rest in peace Susan

- Red Driver, Chapin, SC


SADDENED TO HEAR THIS. WENT TO JRHIGH AND HIGHSCHOOL WITH HER SUCH A FUN LOVING FRIEND ALWAYS HAD A SMILE AND A KIND WORD.. MAY GOD BLESS YOU ANDREST IN PEACE

- JOE BERRY, SAVANNAH, GA


Although it has been years since I’ve seen Susan, I am so deeply saddened to hear of her passing. She was a really dear friend in high school & always a sweet & bright spirit to be around. God Bless her in heaven & her family, my sincerest condolences. My prayers are for you all.

- Lynnie Marines (Hinely), Temple, GA


I have known Susan since the 7th grade. She was always a good friend for so many years. To be in the Lord's House could be the most awesome place to be!!

- Sherry Hanel Shealy, Savannah, Ga.


Ben, so sorry for the loss of your dear sister, praying for you and the rest of her family.

- Mary Crowley, Savannah, Ga


Susan and I met in Richard Arnold Junior High and remained friends through Savannah High School. My summers at the the family cottage on Tybee Island were made even more special sharing time and phone conversations with Susan.

- Mary M. Kessler, Lawrenceville, Ga.


Dear Dennis and the extended Sanders,Burnsed families. Please accept our deepest sympathies and condolences on the passing of dear Susan. May her soul rest in peace

- Chris Desa, Savannah, GA


Only knew Susan in passing but she always had a sweet smile and was a friend to all. I will miss seeing her at the grocery with her grandchildren whom she was so proud. She will be missed. May God bless her family...

- Sally Myer, Savannah, Ga


Susan was a lovely person. I know the family will all miss her. You are all in my thoughts.

- Jenny Kyle, Savannah, GA


DENNIS AND FAMILY, SO VERY SORRY FOR YOUR LOSS. I DO KNOW HOW DIFFICULT THIS TIME IS FOR YOU. PLEASE KNOW THAT YOU HAVE BEEN IN MY PRAYERS. REMEMBER ALL THE GOOD TIMES YOU HAVE HAD TOGETHER LUCILLE

- LUCILLE L DOWNS, Savannah, GA


I am so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

- Jeffry J Fitzpatrick, Jr., Savannah, GA


My thoughts and prayers are with your entire family. I am glad that she is not suffering anymore. To go to the Lord's House is the most awesome place to be!! Susan and I have been friends for many years.

- Sherry Hanel Shealy, Savannah, Ga.


A candle has been lit!

- Sandra Piper , South Caro


I’m so sorry to hear this news about Susan. During this time , I pray that you all continue to trust in God and rely on him in those difficult moments. He is always there for us. “Do not be afraid, for I am with you. Do not be anxious, for I am your God. I will fortify you, yes, I will help you, I will really hold on to you with my right hand of righteousness.” - Isaiah 41:10

- , ,


Alan and I wish to extend our deepest condolences to April, Jason and Dennis. May happy memories provide some small comfort to you all at this time and in the future. Fondest regards Cynthia

- Cynthia Creighton-Jones, Savannah, GA


A candle has been lit!

- Marion Ingram , Georg


From the age of three she was my little doll baby who grew into a beautiful, & loving woman, wife , mother & friend. I will forever cherish my memories of my sweet cousin Susan.

- Burnsed-Geffen, Savannah, Ga


Sorry for your loss Ben. She was a beautifulperson.

- Arthur and Phyllis Weil, Sav., Ga.


Ben, Dennis and family, My prayers go out to you. She was a special person, who I grew up with on Tybee Island. Her family and my family were best of friends. Susie Q (As I called her) was a class act, very kind and generous, and her laugh could really make you smile. I know where she is today with her Mom & Dad in heaven!! If I can do anything please do not hesitate to let me know!! GOD BLESS YOU!!

- Bruce O'Berry, Savannah , GA


Ben. Dennis and Family , to am so very sorry for your loss. Susan was such a sweet person. My sincere condolences and deepest sympathy. Sherrie

- Sherrie Wilson Schwarz, Savannah, GA


A candle has been lit!

- Mariann Wildi , Ohio


I was so sorry to see that Susan had passed away. My thoughts and prayers are with you all, She was a very special person and a big part of my life during those best days of summer.

- Bili Kitchings Sigmon, Savannah , GA


Please accept my deepest sympathies and condolence for your loss. All my best to Jason, April, and Dennis.

- Eric Wright, Savannah, GA


A candle has been lit!

- Wayne and gayle gwaltney , North Caro


Praying for you Dennis and your children. In hopes of God seeing you through this difficult time. We are thinking of you each and every day and night. Gods love be with you in your time of grief. Love always your cousins. Wayne and gayle gwaltney. Aunt Joyce gwaltney

- Wayne and gayle gwaltney, Goldsboro , Nc


My condolences for your loss. We will keep your family in our prayers. Susan and I were friends at Richard Arnold and Savannah High, she always had a smile and a kind word for everyone. What a wonderful place she is in , no pain or sadness just peace and love with our Savior.

- , ,


We are so sorry for your loss Dennis and Jason. Seems like yesterday we were at the dump watching our boys play pirate football, baseball and basketball!! We were able to catch up on all those years when I saw here at Islands MMC!! She so looks bed talking of her family!! Prayers and love and strength during everyone’s most difficult lifetime!!

- Sterling Lewis and Amy Sanderlin, Savannah , Ga


So sorry for your loss. She was a loving wife, mother and grandmother. She showed her love in many ways and will be truly missed by many.

- Jennifer Beasley, Statesboro, Ga


A candle has been lit!

- Tish Caprell , North Caro


A candle has been lit!

- Tish Caprell , North Caro


Our deepest sympathies to the family & friends of Susan from her SHS Class of 1969 classmates.

- SHS69 Classmates, Savannah, GA


I'm sorry for yalls loss,prayers for comfort at this time and for the days coming. Rest in peace Susan

- Red Driver, Chapin, SC


SADDENED TO HEAR THIS. WENT TO JRHIGH AND HIGHSCHOOL WITH HER SUCH A FUN LOVING FRIEND ALWAYS HAD A SMILE AND A KIND WORD.. MAY GOD BLESS YOU ANDREST IN PEACE

- JOE BERRY, SAVANNAH, GA


Although it has been years since I’ve seen Susan, I am so deeply saddened to hear of her passing. She was a really dear friend in high school & always a sweet & bright spirit to be around. God Bless her in heaven & her family, my sincerest condolences. My prayers are for you all.

- Lynnie Marines (Hinely), Temple, GA


I have known Susan since the 7th grade. She was always a good friend for so many years. To be in the Lord's House could be the most awesome place to be!!

- Sherry Hanel Shealy, Savannah, Ga.


Ben, so sorry for the loss of your dear sister, praying for you and the rest of her family.

- Mary Crowley, Savannah, Ga


Susan and I met in Richard Arnold Junior High and remained friends through Savannah High School. My summers at the the family cottage on Tybee Island were made even more special sharing time and phone conversations with Susan.

- Mary M. Kessler, Lawrenceville, Ga.


Dear Dennis and the extended Sanders,Burnsed families. Please accept our deepest sympathies and condolences on the passing of dear Susan. May her soul rest in peace

- Chris Desa, Savannah, GA


Only knew Susan in passing but she always had a sweet smile and was a friend to all. I will miss seeing her at the grocery with her grandchildren whom she was so proud. She will be missed. May God bless her family...

- Sally Myer, Savannah, Ga


Susan was a lovely person. I know the family will all miss her. You are all in my thoughts.

- Jenny Kyle, Savannah, GA


DENNIS AND FAMILY, SO VERY SORRY FOR YOUR LOSS. I DO KNOW HOW DIFFICULT THIS TIME IS FOR YOU. PLEASE KNOW THAT YOU HAVE BEEN IN MY PRAYERS. REMEMBER ALL THE GOOD TIMES YOU HAVE HAD TOGETHER LUCILLE

- LUCILLE L DOWNS, Savannah, GA


A candle has been lit!

- Emily Jones , Georg


A candle has been lit!

- Rush Caprell , North Caro


I am so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

- Jeffry J Fitzpatrick, Jr., Savannah, GA


A candle has been lit!

- Lisa Caprell Rogers , North Caro


A candle has been lit!

- Amy Landers May , South Caro


My thoughts and prayers are with your entire family. I am glad that she is not suffering anymore. To go to the Lord's House is the most awesome place to be!! Susan and I have been friends for many years.

- Sherry Hanel Shealy, Savannah, Ga.


A candle has been lit!

- Renée Teeple , Georg


A candle has been lit!

- heryl Clay , Georg


Services under the direction of:

Fox & Weeks Funeral Directors, Hodgson Chapel
912-352-7200