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“I learned about Corey's passing today and was deeply moved. God brought home his Angel. ”
1 of 38 | Posted by: Linda Bonner

“In loving memory of a wonderful person. We will love you and miss you always. ”
2 of 38 | Posted by: Lorena - Spouse

“I am so sorry for your loss. Sending thoughts and prayers. ”
3 of 38 | Posted by: Kristi Hamilton - Clinton, IA

“I was so heart broken when I heart about your loss. Corey was a wonderful soul and always went far and beyond to helps me a few times. Always happy...Read More »
4 of 38 | Posted by: H'Lan Eban - Raleigh, NC

“So sorry to hear about your loss. Corey was a wonderful soul and always went far and beyond to helps me a few times. Always happy to assist and...Read More »
5 of 38 | Posted by: H'Lan Eban - Raleigh, NC

“Its been so long but I will always love you guys. An cherish our childhood memories together. An your in my prayers during this difficult time. ”
6 of 38 | Posted by: Nikki Braxton - Raleigh, NC

“My deepest sympathies and prayers are with you all through this time of unimaginable loss. Although we may not understand the tragedies in life, we...Read More »
7 of 38 | Posted by: A friend

“To My Dear Brother Corey,Your time was just too short here on earth with us! You will be deeply missed! I will always remember your genuine heart,...Read More »
8 of 38 | Posted by: Aleisha Milner - TX - sister

“My deepest sympathies to the family ”
9 of 38 | Posted by: Gena Harris Hunter - Raleigh, NC

“Karen & John, our deepest sympathies and prayers are with you through this time of unimaginable loss.May God walk beside you and guide you through...Read More »
10 of 38 | Posted by: Cardrienne GILL - Raleigh, NC

“My condolences to the Sanders family ”
11 of 38 | Posted by: Clara Williams Chavis - Raleigh, NC

“To the family you have my deepest sympathy corey was such a nice loving young man he will truly be missed. ”
12 of 38 | Posted by: Tamara Hill - Raleigh, NC

“I was so heart broken to learn of Corey's passing. He was such a loving and kind person. Our family send our sincere condolences to the Sanders...Read More »
13 of 38 | Posted by: Marilyn & Dwight Dolby - Raleigh, NC

“May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow. My deepest condolences to family ”
14 of 38 | Posted by: Wanda Evans-Basden - Friend

“May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow. ”
15 of 38 | Posted by: Wanda Evans-Basden - Friend

“Condolences to the family you are in my prayers ”
16 of 38 | Posted by: Wanda Evans-Basden - Friend


17 of 38 | Posted by: Patricia Powell - Raleigh, NC

“I'm so sorry to hear of Corey's passing, I'm continuing to keep the entire family in my thoughts and prayers. ”
18 of 38 | Posted by: Justin Tucker - Garner, NC

“Condolences to the family on the loss of Corey. Fond memories of him during his early years of life at First Baptist Church. Our thoughts and...Read More »
19 of 38 | Posted by: Michael Shaw - Raleigh, NC

“We all grieve the untimely loss of Corey, a sweet and gentle soul. May God's grace lift you up in this difficult time. ”
20 of 38 | Posted by: Sid and Darlene Holloway - Garner, NC

“Praying for the Sanders,Talley, Stanley,Gill Family. ”
21 of 38 | Posted by: Davidsine Brown - Raleigh, NC

“Praying for you and the family ”
22 of 38 | Posted by: Jerry Baker - Linden, NC - Family

“We extend our heart felt condolences to the Stanley and Sanders family. We pray for your comfort and strength at this difficult time. I will always...Read More »
23 of 38 | Posted by: Earlene and Joseph Briggs - NC

“We extend our heart felt condolences to the Stanley and Sanders family. We pray for your comfort and strength at this difficult time. I will always...Read More »
24 of 38 | Posted by: Earlene and Joseph Briggs - NC

“My deepest sympathy and condolences to Karen and the entire family of Corey. Corey is resting with our Lord and Savior . Praying for your strength...Read More »
25 of 38 | Posted by: Faye Chaplin - Raleigh, NC

“We at O'Neal Revival Tabernacle can only imagine and yet not really know the grief that you bear. Please know that our sympathy and prayers are with...Read More »
26 of 38 | Posted by: Elder Porter

“With deepest sympathy as you remember Corey. ”
27 of 38 | Posted by: Barbara Mitchell Breeden - TX

“You are in my thoughts and prayers ”
28 of 38 | Posted by: Elder Vicki Thomas - Raleigh, NC

“My condolences to you Johnathan and Uncle John Roberts and the entire family. I pray God comfort you during this difficult time. You are in my...Read More »
29 of 38 | Posted by: Michelle Jaime - Raleigh, NC

“My condolences to you Johnathan and Uncle John Roberts and the entire family. I pray God comfort you during this difficult time. You are in my...Read More »
30 of 38 | Posted by: Michelle Jaime - Raleigh, NC

“Psalm 18:2 (LJV) "The Lord is my rock, and my fortress, and my deliverer; my God, my strength, in whom I will trust; my buckler, and the horn of my...Read More »
31 of 38 | Posted by: True Way Holiness Church (Old Stage Road) - NC

“Heart felt condolences go out to the family. You all are in our thoughts and prayers. May God give you comfort and strength during this difficult...Read More »
32 of 38 | Posted by: Lawanda Banks - Garner, NC

“My condolences to the family. I worked my first job at party city with corey for about three years during that time he was the kindest person I knew....Read More »
33 of 38 | Posted by: Courtney Hart - Coworker

“Prayers goes out to Johnathan and the families of Corey Sanders. ”
34 of 38 | Posted by: Mattie Bailey-Payne - Hollister, NC

“My prayers and condolences to the family. May you find peace and comfort during this difficult time. RIP ”
35 of 38 | Posted by: Joyce Bailey-Stephens - Raleigh, NC

“Karen, Cordy, Virginia and Family,So very sorry to learn of Coreys transition. Know that he is now safe in the palms of our Heavenly Father. Your...Read More »
36 of 38 | Posted by: Dee King - Raleigh, NC

“The corbett family sending their heartfelt condolences ”
37 of 38 | Posted by: Cheryl Denby - Raleigh, NC

“The corbett family sending their heartfelt condolences ”
38 of 38 | Posted by: Cheryl Denby - Raleigh, NC


Corey Stanley Sanders transitioned unexpectedly this earthly life on Saturday, June 12,
2021. Corey was the youngest of five children born to John and Karen Sanders on August 26,
1989 in Garner, North Carolina. During his formative years, he attended schools in the Wake
County Public School System and graduated high school from Friendship Christian School,
Raleigh, NC.
Corey's maternal and paternal grandparents, the Reverend William and Annie Mary Stanley
(for whom he was given his middle name) and John, Sr. and Hazel Sanders taught him about
the love of God, encouraged attending church and planted seeds for his faith. Because of this
teaching, he attended Sunday School and Vacation Bible School at First Baptist Church,
Raleigh, NC at a very early age through his teenage years, under the pastorate of the
Reverend Dr. Dumas A. Harshaw, Jr. In later years, he joined In the Beginning Missionary
Baptist Church, Garner, NC under the pastorate of the Reverend Gwendolyn Horton.
Corey had a love for aviation which led him to begin triple majoring in Aviation
Management, Automotive Systems Technology, and Automotive Customizing Technology.
He completed courses in aviation engineering and mechanical engineering at Lenoir
Community College in Kinston, NC. He worked several years at the Raleigh-Durham Airport
(RDU), specifically, TAC-AIR International which is a private airport located at RDU. Corey
was recognized as a gifted and skilled mechanic. He was able to apply these skills directly
through working in the field of auto mechanics at locations such as Just Tires, 911 Body
Shop, and Best Tires of Raleigh, N.C. which he held all lead mechanic positions. Corey had
remarkable skills for working on all aspects of cars and other types of mechanical vehicles
which were consistently praised by his mentors, family and friends.
Corey leaves to cherish his memory; wife, Lorena; two daughters, Aaliyah and Ashanti;
sisters, Aleisha Milner (Marcus) and Terrell Sanders; brothers, John Sanders, Robert Sanders,
Jeremy Sanders (Judy), Reverend Jonathan Thomas (Jessica), Shon Purcell (Frankie);
maternal aunts/uncles, Cardrienne Gill (Bobby), Virginia Tally (Charlie), Lawrence Stanley
(Mamie); paternal aunts/uncles, Brenda S. Pedersen (Dr. Walter Pedersen), Deborah S.
Williams, Bettye Sanders; Great Aunt, Virginia S. Richardson; and a host of nieces, nephews,
cousins, special friends, and loved ones.

Visitation:
Monday, June 21
2:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Sanders Funeral Home Chapel
806 E Market St
Smithfield, NC 27577
(919) 934-8416

Graveside Service:
Tuesday, June 22
11:00 AM
Carolina Biblical Gardens
1530 Creech Rd,
Garner, NC 27529

Funeral Home
Sanders Funeral Home
806 E Market St Smithfield, NC 27577
Tel. (919) 934-8416
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