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Drucilla Denise Sanders

Drucilla Denise Sanders, 59, of Salisbury, died on Ja. 20, 2020.

Born in Mocksville on Aug. 9, 1960 she grew up in Cooleemee, then graduated from Davie County Public Schools in 1978. After exploring Florida, she obtained her bachelor’s degree in business management from Fayetteville State University in 1995. In 2001, she returned home to Cooleemee before purchasing property in Mocksville. She enjoyed Saturday shopping excursions with her mom, reading, and giving to anyone in need. She was known for her big heart and cheesecakes.

She was preceded in death by: her son (Samuel Charles); great-uncle (Lus Anderson); grandparents (Geraldine and Samuel Watkins); and father (Wade Smoot).

Survivors: her mother, Jackie Cook and stepfather Walter Cook; son, Stacy; daughters, Stephanie Williams and Hope Elease; son-in-law, Tyrus Williams; grandson, Tyrus Williams Jr.; sister, Brenda Chambers; brothers, Rodney and Bryant Smoot; brother-in-law, John Chambers; aunts, Brenda Geter and Barbara Bosey; nephew, Devon Chambers; great-niece, Alba Chambers; and a host of biological and bonus blessings.

A celebration of her life was held at 11 a.m. on Feb. 1 at Erwin Temple CME Church in Woodleaf.

Memorials: Lupus Foundation of America; or to Erwin Temple.

Condolences: www.carolinacremation.com.