Matthew L. Sanders, 83, transitioned on October 14th, at Duke Hospital. He was born November 1, 1930 in Smithfield, NC to the late Walter and Adell Sanders.
Matthew was a Veteran of the U.S. Army. He later graduated from Shaw University (Class of 1958). Matthew went on to teach in the Johnston County School System for 30 years.
Matthew was a lifelong member of Galilee Missionary Baptist Church where he served as Deacon Board Chairman for the past 15 years. He was a Founding Member and President of the Progressive Men’s Club, Member of American Legion Post #270; Vice President of Johnston District Ministers and Deacon’s Union; Member of the Johnston County Retired School Personnel; and Treasurer of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc.
He is survived by his wife, Hazel Sanders of the home, son, Roderick Sanders of Atlanta, GA, one daughter, Cheryl Evans of Mableton, GA, one sister, Mabel Shedrick of Burlington, NJ, and two grandsons, Matthew and Roger Evans of Mableton, GA.
Services will be held Sunday, October 19th at 2:00 pm at Galilee Missionary Baptist Church. Condolences may be sent to www.rlsandersfuneral home.net