Fishing 04

Joseph Allen Sanders, Sr.

October 16, 1951 ~ August 5, 2022 (age 70)
Obituary Image


Mr. Joseph Allen Sanders, Sr., 70, of Cameron, North Carolina entered into eternal rest on Friday, August 5, 2022 at Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC. 

Mr. Joseph Allen Sanders, Sr. completed his earthly journey on August 5, 2022 at Duke University Hospital, Durham, NC.  Joseph joins in glory his parents Willie Syrene Boney Sanders and Jasper Sanders; brother Perry "Jackie" Sanders; and sister, Judy B. Frederick.

He as born in Wake County, NC, on October 16, 1951.  He was a faithful member of the Johnsonville AME Zion Church and was an original member of the Johnsonville Male Chorus.  He enjoyed traveling, cooking, fishing and spending time with family.  Joseph always found joy in feeding the community.  He was a hard working man, offering words of encouragement with a word from the Lord to lift your spirit.

He leaves to cherish his lovely wife, Mable D. Sanders; three daughters, Letticia Palmer of Raleigh, NC, Tonyetta Thomas of Elgin, SC, and Angela Cameron of Sanford, NC; two sons, Allen Waddell of Sanford, NC, and Joseph Sanders, Jr. (Arlisa) of Creedmoor, NC;  two sisters, Willie Ann Seda of New York, and Annie S. Johns (Roosevelt) of Sanford, NC;  two brothers, Laxie Sanders of Sanford, NC, and Emmanuel Sanders of Ohio;  five sisters-in-law;  two brothers-in-law;  nine grandchildren, three great-grand-children, host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

Please keep the family and friends of Joseph A. Sanders Sr. in your thoughts and prayers. 


McLeod Funeral Home believes in placing your safety first. For the safety of you and those around you, masks are required before entering the building.

Arrangements are entrusted to McLeod Funeral Home of Sanford, North Carolina.

To send flowers to the family, please visit our floral store.

 Service Program


Walk Through Viewing
August 11, 2022

3:00 PM to 6:00 PM
McLeod Funeral Home
310 Courtland Drive
Sanford, NC 27330

Funeral Service
August 12, 2022

1:00 PM
Johnsonville AME Zion Church
18719 NC Hwy 27
Cameron, NC 28326

Interment following funeral service
August 12, 2022

Johnsonville AME Zion Church Cemetery
18719 NC Hwy 27
Cameron, NC 28326

© 2022 McLeod Funeral Home. All Rights Reserved. Funeral Home website by CFS & TA | Terms of Use | Privacy Policy | Accessibility