Estelle Saunders, known to all as "Nanny" is now in the arms of her wonderful, wonderful Savior. She went home Thursday afternoon with her three girls by her side.
She was one who was always the listener, the care giver, the one you called if one of your children needed something, always selfless. A virtuous woman she was, early to rise, to sew, to cook, to clean. Never a graduate but so deserving of honors and awards for many achievements. Her greatest achievement was to teach her family to love, how to get on our knees, pray and the importance of church. She was a lifelong member of Neighbors Grove Wesleyan Church where she served in the nursery, rocking and loving on babies. She retired from L & L Cleaners.
Estelle is survived by daughters, Sandra Jernigan (Benny), Judy Jackson (Darrell), Teresa Taylor Fields (David). She was Nanny to her grandchildren, Joshua Jackson (Jamey), Chris Taylor, Luke Jackson (Jessica), Heather Yates (Bucky), Creath Brown (Adam), Kati Brown (Josh) and to her great grandchildren, Dalton, Destiny, Savannah, Hallie, Camden, Gracin, Ava, Jakob, Averi, Ella, Aubree, Mateo, Khloe, Adyson, Azleigh, Isabella and Myla.
She is also survived by several nieces and nephews and a sister-in-law Betty Tucker Smith.
In addition to her parents, D.E. and Nealie Hooker, 2 brothers and 4 sisters, Estelle was also preceded in death by husbands Ray Barker and Simpson Saunders, daughter Vickie Lynn and son-in-law Tim Taylor.
The family will receive friends on Sunday, May 1, 2022 from 6-8 pm at Pugh Funeral Home, 437 Sunset Avenue in Asheboro. Funeral services will be held on Monday, May 2, 2022 at 2:00 pm at Neighbors Grove Wesleyan Church with Rev. Wyatt Hoogkamp and Pastor Luke Jackson officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.
Memorials may be made to Neighbors Grove Wesleyan Church, 1928 N. Fayetteville St., Asheboro, NC 27203 or Hospice of Randolph, 416 Vision Dr., Asheboro, NC 27203.