Bobby Ann Sanders

April 3, 1953 ~ April 20, 2022 (age 69)

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Bobby Ann (Burgess) Sanders was born on April 3, 1953, in New Zion, South Carolina to Mother Annie Jane Burgess. She was raised in South Carolina by her grandmother Mamie Burgess.

Bobby was a young adult when she and her young son Carl Burgess moved to Sodus, Michigan, to live with her mother.  While in Michigan Bobby met the love of her life, Vergil Lee Sanders, Sr.  They later got married and bought their first home in Sodus, Michigan where she raised their family.

Bobby worked in the 1980s at the Flea Market in Fair Plain Plaza.  Bobby then moved on to work at Fair Plain East Elementary School as a teacher aide for several years. She was also a home health caregiver for the elderly.  Her last place of employment was at Walmart in Benton Harbor.

Bobby was a loving wife, mother, and grandmother.  Bobby was a woman of God and a kind spirit who loved flowers, fishing, growing a garden, dancing, and also bringing joy into people’s lives of the people she met.

The sun set on Bobby on April 20, 2022, at Lakeland Hospital.  Bobby was preceded in death by her husband Vergil Lee Sanders Sr, her mother Ann (Burgess) Minor, and sister Mary Pritchard.

She is survived by her Aunt Juanita (Thomas) Joyner of South Carolina; brother Johnny Clarks of Benton Harbor, Michigan; son Carl (Treva) Burgess of Texas; daughter, Melody Burgess of Benton Harbor, Michigan; daughter Milando (Rahman Omar )Abdullah of Indianapolis, Indiana and Vergil Lee Sanders, Jr. (Stanisha Banks) of Benton Harbor, Michigan. She has 14 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren, nephew Douglass Clark of Wisconsin, nephew Demetrius Clark of Grand Rapids, MI, and niece Cordalya  Scaccia of Las Vegas, Nevada.


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