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Friday September 16th, 2022

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LaRosa Sanders

Ms. LaRosa Narcissus Sanders was a caring mother, sister, aunt, and friend. She departed this earth on September 10, 2022, after an illness.

She was born to the late Norman Sanders, Sr. and Annie Baker Sanders on April 16, 1948.

LaRosa attended Wilson High School where she was named Miss Wilson and Miss Homecoming. She also served as a Majorette. 

After graduating from high school, LaRosa pursued her dreams to become an educator. She attended North Carolina Central University, where she served on the Student Government Association, Aquatic Team, and the choir.

LaRosa was an ardent swimmer; displaying a desire to teach her siblings and others to swim. As she continued to pursue her career as an Educator, she later graduated with a Masters of Science Degree from South Carolina State University.

LaRosa’s passion as an Educator lead her to teach in South Carolina Public Schools for 40 years. She was honored with numerous awards. 

LaRosa was a member of Mount Zion African Methodist Episcopal Church, and her affiliations include Steward Board, Senior Usher Board, and Pastor’s Aid Committee. 

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a son, Jonathan Samuel; a brother, Norman “Terrence” Sanders, Jr.; and a sister, Norma Jean Sanders Cobb.

She leaves to cherish precious memories: a loving sister, Jonithia Sanders Williams of Florence, South Carolina; one niece, Britley Williams of Atlanta, Georgia; two nephews, Boyce J. Williams (Bianca) of Los Angeles, California and Tyquan Felder of Richmond, Virginia;  one grandnephew, Ayden Williams of Atlanta, Georgia and Los Angeles, California; one grandniece, Danaysha Felder of New Jersey; and a host of other relatives and friends. 

The family will recieve friends at the home 1337 Rebecca St., Florence from 4PM-6PM daily. Please wear a mask.

Please keep the family of LaRosa N. Sanders in your thoughts and prayers. 

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A candle was lit in memory of LaRosa Sanders

Therese Johnson Harrison Sep 19 2022 10:09 PM

A candle was lit in memory of LaRosa Sanders

She was always kind. An effective and impactful educator. Ann Henicks-Thomas Sep 18 2022 8:57 AM

A candle was lit in memory of LaRosa Sanders

Gloria Echols Dixon: I love my beautiful Sister Sep 17 2022 3:27 PM

LaRosa and I worked together at West Florence High for 16 years and became friends as well as co-workers. She was a caring and lovely person who will be greatly missed. My sincere sympathy to her family.

Marsha K Humphreys Sep 16 2022 4:16 PM

A candle was lit in memory of LaRosa Sanders

Pontheola E. Wilson Sep 16 2022 3:14 PM

A candle was lit in memory of LaRosa Sanders

Betty Harley Ellerbe Sep 16 2022 1:36 PM

My condolences to the family 🙏🏾
Janice Howard

Janice Howard Sep 16 2022 6:19 AM

To the family, may God strengthen each and every one of you.
Joyce and Thurman Thompson

Joyce & Thurman Thompson Sep 15 2022 8:10 PM

A candle was lit in memory of LaRosa Sanders

Vernon O Jones Sep 15 2022 5:42 PM

A candle was lit in memory of LaRosa Sanders

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