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Nelson E. Sanders

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Date published: 12/19/2012

Nelson E. Sanders

Nelson Earl Sanders, 66, of Fredericksburg went to eternal rest on Thursday, Dec. 6, 2012.

He was born June 30, 1946, in Clayton, N.C. He was preceded in death by his parents, Frank and Cozie Mae Sanders; sister Doris Sanders; and brother Kenny Sanders.

Nelson was a masonry contractor for more than 35 years. He loved reading and watching TV. He was a dear friend to all who knew him.

Nelson leaves to cherish his memory three brothers, William Sanders and Ernest Sanders of Paterson, N.J., and Willie Cardell Sanders of Stone Gap; three sisters, Linda Jones (Bennie) of Haledon, N.J., Frances Tillman (Gene) of Hampton and Beverly Auld (Jay) of Honolulu; cousin Brenda Royal of Hampton; longtime friend Jerome "Jay" Peterson; and a host of cousins, nieces, nephews and friends.

A funeral will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 20, at A.L. Bennett and Son Funeral Home. The viewing will be from 10 a.m. until the service. Burial will be in Quantico National Cemetery.

Online guest book is at albennettandsonfuneral home.com.