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Michael Ray Sanders
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Obituary for Michael Ray Sanders

Michael Ray Sanders, 60, of 145 Orchard Drive, Danville, Va. passed away Sunday, April 2, 2017, at his residence. He was born March 16, 1957, in Rock Hill, S.C. to the late Irene Tolbert Sanders and the late Bobby Ray Sanders. Mr. Sanders worked as a salesman for ACO Heating & Air before his decline in health. He was of the Baptist faith. He loved spending time with his family and friends, taking his buddies fishing on his boat, and living life to its fullest.

Mr. Sanders is survived by his loving wife, Cynthia “Cindy” Sater Sanders, of the residence; his sons, Mitchell Sanders and wife Tiffany, and Jason Sanders, all of Lancaster, S.C.; his sister, Debbie Sanders and brother, Bobby Sanders, both of Eden, N.C.; his step-mother, Carol Sanders of Little Mtn., S.C.; and his granddaughters, Triniti and Tianna Sanders.

In addition to his parents, Mr. Sanders was predeceased by his brother, Charles “Charlie” Sanders; his paternal grandparents, Roy Sanders and Ruby Brakefield; and maternal grandparents, John “Babe” Tolbert and Virginia Tolbert.

A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, April 7, 2017, at Norris Mt. Hermon Chapel, with Rev. Daryl Joyce officiating. The family will receive friends at the residence of his wife, Cindy on Orchard Drive.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to the Danville-Pittsylvania Cancer Association, 223 Riverview Dr., Ste. J, Danville, VA 24541 (

Norris Funeral Services, Inc. & Crematory, Mt. Hermon Chapel, 3995 Franklin Tpke., Danville, Va. is respectfully serving the Sanders family. Online condolences may be made at

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Danville-Pittsylvania Cancer Association, Inc.

223 Riverview Drive, Suite J
Danville, VA 24541

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