Jesse Lee Saunders, 90 of West End, passed away on November 9, 2020 at his home.
Mr. Saunders was born on July 30, 1930 in Montgomery County, NC to the late Walter and Minnie Saunders. Mr. Saunders worked for both Stanley Furniture and JP Stevens Carpet. He then started a long career with the NC Department of Corrections. He started working as a guard and worked his way up to Assistant Superintendent before his retirement. He was a devout Christian and was a faithful member of West End First Baptist Church for over 70 years. He served as choir director and as a Deacon with the church for several years. Mr. Saunders enjoyed hunting and fishing but above all else, he enjoyed time with his grandchildren and great grandchildren.
In addition to his parents, Jesse was preceded in death by his wife, Geneva Saunders in 2014 and nine brothers and sisters.
He is survived by one son, Jerry Saunders (Juanita); two granddaughters, Joy Perry (Jason) and Jenny Williams (Kevin); one brother, Dewey Saunders (Pat); two sisters, Blanche Gibson (TC) and Elizabeth Saunders (the late Paul); also survived by four great grandchildren, Jessica and Jacob Perry and Kasey and Lillian Williams.
A visitation will be held on Friday, November 13, 2020 from 1:00-2:00PM at West End First Baptist Church with a service following at 2:00PM. Burial Culdee Presbyterian Church Cemetery. Covid-19 guidelines will be followed at all services.
Online condolences may be left at: www.bolesfuneralhome.com
Services are entrusted to Boles Funeral Home of Seven Lakes.