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Dr. Frederick Douglas Sanders

June 17, 2020
Dr. Frederick Douglas Sanders
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Obituary for Dr. Frederick Douglas Sanders

Dr. Frederick Douglas Sanders, 81, died June 17th, 2020.

Dr. Frederick D. Sanders departed this life on Wednesday, June 17, 2020 at Methodist Le Bonheur Germantown Hospital. He leaves to cherish his memory his wife of 55 years, Gwendolyn and two children, Aletha Gayle and Frances Donna, and two grandchildren, Brandon Matthews and Zacheriah Ateyyat. a nephew, Michael Robinson (Vivian) and, a cousin, Howard Marshburn, and other relatives and friends.

He grew up in Wilmington, NC and graduated from Williston Senior High School. He earned a BS degree in Chemistry from Livingstone College, Salisbury, NC, and an MBA from Fairleigh Dickinson University.

After serving his country in the United States Army, he worked as a chemist at Lever Brothers in New Jersey and Celanese Bishop Facility in Bishop, TX. He had a desire to become a physician. He applied and was accepted to Bowman Gray School of Medicine at Wake Forest University after being in the workforce for more than 10 years. He did his internship and residency in OB GYN at Case Western University Hospital in Cleveland, OH.

He moved to Memphis in 1980 and established a private practice at St. Joseph Hospital. Later, moved to St. Francis Hospital. He maintained privileges at all the major hospitals in Memphis. After many years of practice, he retired March 2010. He still volunteered as a GYN physician at The Church Health Center.

His religious life was served at Second Congregational United Church of Christ, where he remained an active, faithful, devoted, and committed member from the time he joined in 1980, until his death. Although he served on numerous boards and was a dedicated Sunday school teacher, his greatest love was being chair of the Building and Grounds Committee. His allegiance to that board was so noted by a special service and salute to him for dedication to the church and community during November, 2019, by the church. The observance was themed, “ If I Had A Hammer”.

During his leisure time he played his clarinet, worked crossword puzzles, flower beds and was an amateur fix-it all around the house.

In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to Livingstone College in his name and the class of 1960, 701 W. Monroe St., Salisbury, NC 28114 or to Second Congregational UCC General Fund, 764 Walker Av., Memphis, TN 38126.



Serenity Funeral Home, Tel. (901)379-0861.

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Memorial

Thursday

25

Jun

12:30 PM 6/25/2020 12:30:00 PM
Second Congregational Church

764 Walker Ave
Memphis, TN 38126

Second Congregational Church
764 Walker Ave Memphis 38126 TN
United States

Inurnment

Thursday

25

Jun

2:30 PM 6/25/2020 2:30:00 PM
West Tennessee State Veterans Cemetery

4000 Forest Hill Irene Road
Memphis, TN 38125

West Tennessee State Veterans Cemetery
4000 Forest Hill Irene Road Memphis 38125 TN
United States

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West Tennessee State Veterans Cemetery Final Resting Place

4000 Forest Hill Irene Road
Memphis, TN 38125

4000 Forest Hill Irene Road Memphis 38125 TN
United States
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