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Charlie Edward Sanders
January 4, 1968 ~ September 19, 2023 (age 55) 55 Years Old
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Beams of heaven as I go, through the wilderness below, guide my feet in peaceful ways, turn my midnights into days. When in the darkness I would grope, faith always sees a star of hope,and soon from all life's grief and danger I shall be free someday. I do not know how long 'twill be,nor what the future holds for me, but this I know: if Jesus leads me, I shall get home someday. It is with utmost sorrow to announce the transition of Mr. Charlie Sanders of Dallas, Texas. Our Bethesda Memorial Family offers its most genuine condolences and prayers to the Sanders family. Services for Mr. Pierce are posted.
Mr. Charlie Edward Sanders was born under the bright shinning Texas sun on the fourth day of January in the year of our Lord, 1968. His spirit ascended to the heavens on the nineteenth day of September, 2023. Known simply and fondly as Charlie, he was a native son of Dallas, and it was here that he drew his final breath.
Charlie, was born to the noble Bill and the gentle Vivian Marie Hall Sanders. He was the beloved brother to Victoria and William Charles Sanders. Alas, the cruel hand of fate had already claimed his parents and siblings, leaving Charlie to journey the path of life alone, yet he did so with a spirit undaunted.
In the year 1989, Charlie was baptized into the fellowship of the Middle Road Baptist Church in Garland, Texas. His faith journey led him to the welcoming doors of the Pilgrim Rest Missionary Baptist Church, where he served with devotion and commitment, a beacon of faith in the community.
Charlie was a proud alumnus of Hillcrest High School in Dallas, a place that saw the early sparks of his creativity and passion. His journey then led him to the airwaves of the K-104 radio station.
There, under the moniker Charlie Rock and Roll, he weaved tales and shared music, touching the hearts of listeners far and wide. Yet, he was not just Charlie Rock and Roll; he also proudly wore the title Rev. Sanders, a testament to his profound faith.
As we remember Charlie, we cannot forget the dear ones he has left behind. His cousins; Phyllis Ann Bell-Smith, John and Amy Morgan, and La Toya Dean mourns his loss, as does his church father and mother; Brother Leroy Gant, and Sister Mae Gant.
His heart held an affinity for the sermon of Pastor Wallace titled "The Gift That Keeps on Giving," derived from Ephesians 4:8. It was a sermon that resonated deeply with his generous spirit.
Charlie was indeed a gift that kept on giving, a man whose generosity was as boundless as the Texas sky. He was a fount of creativity, his mind a wellspring of ideas that flowed forth like a river. And above all, he was passionate, a man whose heart burned with the fires of love, faith, and dedication.
In the grand narrative of life, Charlie Edward Sanders was a son of Texas, a voice on the airwaves, a servant of faith, and a beacon of generosity, creativity, and passion. He was a man who walked his own path, who danced to his own beat, and who lived his life with an exuberance that was truly his own.
We mourn his passing, yet we also celebrate his life, for Charlie's spirit lives on in the hearts of those who knew him, in the airwaves of K-104, and in the hallowed halls of the Pilgrim Rest Missionary Baptist Church. In the words of the bard himself, "All the world's a stage, and all the men and women merely players." Charlie Edward Sanders played his part with aplomb, and his performance shall be remembered for generations to come.
Fare thee well, Charlie. May your journey to the heavens be as vibrant and as passionate as the life you led on this mortal coil. You shall be missed, yet your spirit shall live on, a testament to a life well-lived.