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Mrs. Francena Sanders

August 6, 1939 — January 10, 2022

Adams announces the passing of Mrs. Francena Hudson Sanders, 82, who transitioned on Monday, January 10, 2022 at Memorial Hospital.

Adams announces funeral services for Mrs. Francena Hudson Sanders which will be held 11:00 AM, Saturday, January 22, 2022 at First Nazareth Missionary Baptist Church located 1023 West 44th St.

Viewing will be held 6 PM - 8 PM, Friday, January 21, 2022 at the funeral home.

Interment: Woodville Cemetery.

Mrs. Francena Hudson Sanders was born August 6, 1939, in White Hall, S.C to the late Mr. Johnny and Della Hudson.  The following family members are predeceased: husband, Johnny D. Sanders, Sr.; son, Charles Sanders; daughter, Stephanie Cuspard; sister, Lula M. Ellison; brother, Henry Hudson; uncle, Leonard Jenkins, Sr.; aunts, Rosa Smith and Rosa Lee Brown.

She was educated in White Hall, S.C. and met the love of her life, Mr. Johnny D. Sanders, Sr.  On August 18, 1956, the two were joined in holy matrimony for 45 years until he passed in 2001. She retired from Savannah State University where she worked for many years.  Mrs. Sanders was a faithful member of First Nazareth Missionary Baptist Church where she served in the choir. Even though her illness incapacitated her, she continued to remain connected to her church community.

Mrs. Sanders leaves memories to be cherished by her children: Mildred Washington of Laurel, MD; Patricia Dixon of Savannah, GA; Saundra (Kenneth) McQueen of Huntsville, AL; Eric Sanders of Savannah, GA; Tyrone Sanders of Savannah, GA;  Pamela Bennett of Savannah, GA;  Cynthia (Marshall, Sr.) McFadden of Savannah, GA;  Johnny D. Sanders, Jr. of Savannah, GA; Sherian (Harold) McGirt of Smyrna, GA; and Antonio Sanders of Savannah, GA; a brother, Leroy (Pauline) Hudson of Conyers, GA; a sister, Betty Hudson of Savannah, GA; a beloved first cousin, Andrew (Janette) Jenkins of Tamarac, FL; a sister-in-law, Ms. Gloria Green of Charleston, SC; 30 grandchildren; 28 great-grandchildren; and  one great-great grandchild; and a host of other relatives and friends who will miss her dearly.

Mrs. Sanders will lie instate at First Nazareth Missionary Baptist Church, 1023 W. 44th St., Savannah, GA 31405 on January 22, 2022, beginning at 9:30am until the hour of service. There will be no viewing after the funeral service.

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Service Schedule

Past Services

Public Viewing

Friday, January 21, 2022

6:00 - 8:00 pm (Eastern time)

Adams Funeral Services, Inc.

510 Stephenson Ave, Savannah, GA 31405

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Funeral Service

Saturday, January 22, 2022

Starts at 11:00 am (Eastern time)

First Nazareth Baptist Church

1023 W 44th St, Savannah, GA 31405

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Interment following funeral service

Roberts Street

, Savannah, GA 31408

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