Hazel Williams Saunders of Halifax passed away July 28, 2020.

She was born in Halifax County on June 3, 1939 and was 81 years of age. She was the daughter of the late Wille Jesse Williams Sr. and the late Martha Ann Martin Williams. She was married to the late John Radford Saunders Sr.

She was a member of Bethel Baptist Church.

Survivors include her daughter, Anne Saunders of Halifax; one sister, Gertrude W. Francisco of Scottsburg; and a devoted niece, Patti F. Atkinson of Halifax.

One son, John R. Saunders Jr., and her siblings, Catherine Williams Francisco, Alice Overby, Lena Smith, James Thomas Williams, Willie “Buck” Williams, Woodrow Williams, and Edward Williams, also preceded Mrs. Saunders in death.

A memorial service will be held at a later date.

For memorials consider a charity of your choice.

Online condolences may be directed to www.powellfuneralinc.com.

Arrangements are by Powell Funeral Home, South Boston.