Ann Ewing Saunders, 78, of Lexington died peacefully at her home on July 24, 2018.


Ann Ewing Saunders, 78, of Lexington died peacefully at her home on July 24, 2018.

Born Sept. 25, 1939, in Lexington, she was the daughter of the late John Mackey Ewing and Rebecca Jeanette Craft Ewing.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Luther Reeves Saunders, and a great-granddaughter, Briley Ann Sensabaugh.

Ann was a driven woman who worked up until her latest illness.  She was caring and kind, helping anyone in need.  She cherished spending time with extended family.  She loved caring for her pets and feeding and watching birds and squirrels in her yard.  She also enjoyed traveling.

Surviving are her children, Rebecca Duncan Leitch and husband William, Sherry Duncan Miller and husband Ronnie, all of Lexington, Curtis Saunders and wife Elaine of Indian Trail, N.C., Mary Ruth Saunders of Santa Monica, Calif., Charles Saunders and partner Brian O’Malley of Charlotte, N.C.;  sisters Mary Jane Barrett and husband Paul of Roanoke and Janet Ewing of Staunton;  five grandchildren, Sara Sensabaugh, Jeff Conner, Emily Thomas, Reba Miller and Payton Miller; two great-grandchildren, Icelynn Sensabaugh and Kennedy Thomas; nieces and nephews, Ashlea Barrett Quill, Robert Paul Ewing Barrett, John Ewing Barrett, Ryan Blackwell Ewing, JaymeLee Ewing Moyers; and special friends, Sandy Engleman, Larry Wethington and Justin Guy.

The funeral will be conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 1, 2018, at Manly Memorial Baptist Church in Lexington by Dr. Michael Wilkins. There will be a gathering in the social hall following the service.  Burial will be private.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association, 4217 Park Place Court, Glen Allen, VA 23060, Rockbridge Area Hospice, 315 Myers Street, Lexington, VA 24450 or Rockbridge Animal Alliance, P.O. Box 405, Lexington, VA 24450

Arrangements are by Harrison Funeral Home & Crematory.


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