Dorothy Louise Saunders Terry, age 92, of Henderson, entered into her eternal rest at 4:10 p.m. Thursday October 8, 2020 at Redbanks Skilled Nursing Facility in Henderson. Born July 31, 1928 in Henderson, she was the daughter of the late Henry Augustus Saunders and Verbal Ball Saunders. She was a member of Greater Norris Chapel Missionary Baptist Church in Henderson where she served faithfully on the Mother's Board, Usher Board, Young Matrons Auxillary, a member of the Women's Adult Sunday school class, and helped with the Vacation Bible School. She retired from Henderson County Public School System in 1990 as a teacher's aide, was a 1946 graduate of Henderson Douglas High School where she served as assistant chairperson of the hospitality committee for the school reunion from 2006-2007, and attended Kentucky State University. She loved to shop, and her favorite songs were "Sweet Sweet Spirit", and "Oh How I Love Jesus". She was preceded in death aforementioned by her father who died on December 6, 1974 and her mother who died on November 23, 1992; her husband Garfield Terry who died on January 8, 1983; and by one brother Henry A. Saunders II who died on February 26, 1985. She leaves behind to cherish her loving memories her son Jerome K. Saunders of Cambridge, Massachusetts; one god-daughter April Johnson of Henderson; one god-granddaughter Aleka Hawes of Madisonville; one niece Dr. Cheryl Saunders Williams of Costa Mesa, California; and a host of other relatives and friends. Her life will be celebrated at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday October 14, 2020 graveside at Fernwood Cemetery in Henderson. The Rev. Charles E. Johnson will officiate. Visitation will begin at 11:00 a.m. until 11:30 a.m. Wednesday at the cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to the Greater Norris Chapel Mother's Board in her memory. The service will be live-streamed on our Elliott Mortuary Madisonville facebook page beginning at 11:30 a.m. central standard time. Elliott Mortuary in Madisonville is in charge of her arrangements and where you can go to share condolences at www.elliottmortuarycares.com.
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