Nell Teague Saunders
April 5, 1920 to July 14, 2021
Nell Teague Saunders, age 101, passed away July 14, 2021 at Amorem/Burke Hospice & Palliative Care. She was born April 5, 1920 in Collettsville, N.C., 3rd of 6 children born to Wiley Jermany Teague and Stella Setzer Teague. Nell was predeceased by husband of 60 years, Roy Preston Saunders and by son Gary Edward, of the home. Surviving Nell are her children Carolyn Saunders Lohr (Philip) of Charlotte, NC and Jerry Preston Saunders (Nina) of Drexel, grandchildren Jessica Lohr Van Culin (Drew) of Grosse Pointe, Mich., Mark Lohr of Mt. Pleasant, SC, and Neil Saunders, Drexel, N.C., 4 great grandchildren and many very loving nieces and nephews.
Nell and husband Roy of 60 years settled in Drexel, N.C. in 1942 where they remained till death.
They were lifetime members of Zion Memorial United Methodist Church, making many lasting friendships. A loving and talented wife and mother, Nell enjoyed many friendships over the years and witnessed countless cultural changes in the world. She enjoyed reading, quilting, gardening and cooking, earning much acclaim and blue ribbons for her baked and canned goods at the Drexel Fair. Her love of life, family and community has enriched us all, and she will be greatly missed by all who loved her.
A receiving of friends will be held from 2pm until 3pm, Sunday July 18, 2021 Sossoman Funeral Home. The funeral service will start at 3pm in the Colonial Chapel of the funeral home. Burial will follow at Zion Memorial Methodist Church Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to either Zion Memorial United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 3061, Drexel, NC 28619 or to Amorem, 1721 Enon Rd, Valdese, NC 28690.
Sossoman Funeral Home and Crematory Center is assisting the family with the arrangements.
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