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Aundre Sanders

November 9, 1995 ~ July 1, 2018 (age 22)

And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain: for the former things are passed away.

Revelations 21:4

Again, death has invaded the ranks of the Buchanan family and taken away not only a loving son, father, significant other, nephew, cousin, family member and friend.

Aundre Jerdell Sanders was born into time on November 9, 1995, at Lakeland Medical Center, in St. Joseph, Michigan.  Aundre, affectionately called “Poona” by his family and “Tune” by his close friends transitioned to his heavenly home on Sunday, July 1, 2018, tragically in Benton Harbor, Michigan.  Legacy farewell services will be held on Tuesday July 17, 2018, at Pilgrim Rest Baptist church 1105 E Main St, Benton Harbor, MI 49022 with visitation starting at 10:00 am followed by services at 11:00 am.

Throughout Aundre’s life, he was introduced to Christ and he believed that Jesus Christ was his personal Savior.  He was formally educated in the Benton Harbor Area Schools where he attended both Calvin Britain and Sterne Brunson Elementary Schools, Hull Middle School and Benton Harbor High School where was to graduate with the Class of 2014.

As a child, “Poona” loved to play baseball and he was an excellent player.  He also enjoyed dancing,  laughing as “Tune” always had a smile on his face and loved to make others smile.  He was very free-hearted and enjoyed spending time with his brother Samorion, his son, Dre Dre and most of all his love, Antionette with whom he was happily anticipating the birth of their new baby.  Aundre had a love for life and will truly be missed.   

“To everything there is a season, a time for every purpose under heaven: A time to be born and a time to die, a time to plant and a time to pluck what has been planted” Ecclesiastes 3:(1-2)

He will forever be remember in the hearts of his loving mother Pakita Buchanan and her significant other, Jacquenette Cloy, both of Benton Harbor; his two amazing fathers, Shadis Wells of Benton Harbor and Johnathan Crawford of Hot Springs, AR.:  his son, Aundre Domarco Sanders, of Benton Harbor; (5) brothers, Samorion Williams, Dekarhi Suggs, Ziyez London, Josiah Wells and Da’Vocaen Whiteside; (5) sisters, Shavion Washington, Takirsha Wells, Arquanna Grice, Shadreya Wells and Nalyjah Wells; his maternal grandmother, Darlene Buchanan; paternal grandmother Renita Wells; one uncle, Izear Hall Jr. of Jonesboro, AR; three aunts, Michell Buchanan of Forrest City, AR; Yalonda Buchanan of Indianapolis, IN, and Shrine (Kelley) Singleton-Gray of Benton Harbor; his significant other, Antionette Williams; his son’s mother Daquise Harris and his life-long friend, Kenneth Coates and a host of cousins, great-aunts, great-uncles, family and friends who loved and cared for him sincerely and an amazing father figure and namesake, Aundre Sanders Sr.

He was preceded in death by his grandfather, Izear Hall Sr., maternal great-grandparents, Irene and Charles Buchanan and cousin, David Hall.    

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