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Alease then left Virginia in her early twenties and moved to Brooklyn, New York where she met her husband James Sanders. They were married July 3,, 1943. James was in the U.S. Navy. Alease worked odd jobs until she began working for the East Orange, NJ Board of Education.
She was a member of Mount Olive Baptist Church in East Orange. There, Alease sang in the choir and was head of the floral club. She was a member for over four decades. Though living in New Jersey, she would always go back to her childhood church in Amelia, VA, the Flower Hill Baptist Church. As time went by, she became a member of the Union Baptist Church in Orange.
Alease leaves behind one son, Todd F. Sanders; one grandson Jonah N. Sanders; one god-daughter Cynthia Crockett. She also leaves nieces Sandra Murry Scott, Sandra Jackson, Sheila Larue Frazier and Rosalind Jackson; nephews Raymond Murry, Benjamin Murry, Jr., Russell Murry, Daniel Jackson, Kenneth Jackson, Irwin Jackson and Mark Frazier. She also leaves a host of cousins, other relatives and friends throughout Virginia, New Jersey and Alabama.
Alease turned one hundred years old this year. She will be forever missed.
Funeral Services Saturday, October 6, 2018 at 1:00 p.m. at Flower Hill Baptist Church, Amelia. Viewing will be at the church from 11:00 a.m. until time of service. Interment church cemetery.
Michael W. Hawkes Funeral Home of Amelia in charge of arrangements.
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