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“To my family, I was very schocked to hear of Hard Rock's passing and want to say that I am praying for your continued strength. I am very glad...Read More »
1 of 50 | Posted by: Justine Cale-Clyde - GA

“I remember Uncle Rock as both a Jets player and Jets coach, I remember Uncle Rock loved to cook hence his successful catering busines. Most of all...Read More »
2 of 50 | Posted by: Robert Gilbert - Columbus, OH

“To the Saunders Family, May you always reflect on your good memories of Rock. He was a very nice person. We were Garfield Park neighbors at 32...Read More »
3 of 50 | Posted by: Robert and Lucy Dillard - NC

“To The Saunders Family, We were sadden to hear of Rock's passing. We have know him for many, many years from General Motors. May God continue to...Read More »
4 of 50 | Posted by: MyRon & GloRia Smith - Wilmington, DE

“To Lou and your entire family. We the members of Pentecostal Church of the Living God, 12th & Lombard St. send to you our sympathy and prayers. ...Read More »
5 of 50 | Posted by: Rev. Kathy Flood-Johnson - DE

“Rest on my dear brother, peace is yours now. ”
6 of 50 | Posted by: Ronald I. Park Sr. - Newark, DE

“To the family of Rock Saunders. Rock was a special guy and friend. I met him at his early days of playing softball, which was many years ago. He...Read More »
7 of 50 | Posted by: Renee & Marvin - New Castle, DE

“To Dena and Family: It is with heart felt sympathy that I am sending my condolences to you during this difficult time. My thoughts and prayers are...Read More »
8 of 50 | Posted by: Deneka, Smitty & Family - DE

“Donna Lee and the entire Saunders Family. We are keeping you in our prayers, during your hour of bereavement. Bernard & Mary Williams ”
9 of 50 | Posted by: Mary E. Williams - Smyrna, DE

“Donna Lee, Dena, Rock and family, Just wanted to let you know that our prayers and thoughts are with you at this difficult time. May God Bless...Read More »
10 of 50 | Posted by: Shawnzetta Suggs - Middletown, DE

“Remembering the good days. Thanks for welcoming me and my girls into your family. ”
11 of 50 | Posted by: Everetta - middletown, DE

“Remembering the 70's n the fish fries ”
12 of 50 | Posted by: levin a. deshields - middletown, DE

“Remembering the 70's n the fish fries ”
13 of 50 | Posted by: levin a. deshields - middletown, DE

“To the family of hard rock,we want you to know our prayers are with you. ”
14 of 50 | Posted by: Allan Stokes& Family - DE

“TO Know Sorrow is to Acknowledge The LOVE That Was YOURS..... To Carry On With A HEART Full Of MEMORIES TO ALL OF ROCK`s FAMILY WITH DEEPEST...Read More »
15 of 50 | Posted by: William H Gaines - New Castle, DE

“To my Family, my sincere condolences to each of you in the passing of Hard Rock. Donna Lee, Dena and Little Rock I pray your strength in our Lord...Read More »
16 of 50 | Posted by: Doris Haman-Sudler - Newark, DE

“To the family, God bless each of you in the loss of your loved one. We know his grace and mercy endures. Just look for the footprints in the sand and...Read More »
17 of 50 | Posted by: Mary Cottingham/Brooks - TX

“Words can't begin to express how I feel but family keep your faith in God and he will heal your heart in time. With my deepest sympathy I Love You...Read More »
18 of 50 | Posted by: Madonna Brooks - New Castle, DE

“Thank God that Brother Saunders came this way as a brother in the UAW and a great singer and cook he loved working to help people he will be truely...Read More »
19 of 50 | Posted by: Rev. Tracy B. Payne UAW - Toledo, OH

“To the Saunders family our condolence and deepest sympathy to you.God Bless ”
20 of 50 | Posted by: Sharon Rogers & Family - DE

“i just wanted to send my condolences out to the family. You guys are in thoughts and prayers. love you guys... ”
21 of 50 | Posted by: Keisha - dover, DE

“To Dena and Family, My Thoughts and Prayers are with you in this difficult time.Keep on looking to God he will give you the strenght. ”
22 of 50 | Posted by: Carmella Perkins - Middletown, DE

“Our thoughts and prayers are with you and the family at this time. There's peace in knowing that he is at home with the Lord and not suffering . We...Read More »
23 of 50 | Posted by: Edward & Hester Wise - Cecilton, MD

“TO THE SAUNDERS FAMILY MAY MEMORIES LIGHT YOUR DARKNESS THE MEMORIES OF THOSE WE HAVE LOST ARE BEACONS TO GUIDE OUR WAY OUT OF THE DARKNESS OF GRIEF...Read More »
24 of 50 | Posted by: THE NEEDAM'S - TOWNSEND, DE

“TO THE SAUNDERS FAMILY, I TRUELY ENJOYED PLAYING MY HARMONICAS FOR ROCK WHEN HE WAS IN THE HOSPITAL. WE HAD A CONVERSATION AT ARBORS SATURDAY...Read More »
25 of 50 | Posted by: EDLER ROBERT J WILSON JR - DE

“May God Bless you Mrs. D., Dina, both Rock Jr & Rock III, Shawn, B.J. And all the rest of Mr.Rock's family, Dina and Mrs. Donna you both know how Mr....Read More »
26 of 50 | Posted by: Uncle Bruce & Aunt Sheila - DE

“Dear Donna Lee, Dena, lil Rock, and all of the Saunders’ family, may God comfort and give you strenghth during this time of sorrow and each day...Read More »
27 of 50 | Posted by: Darryl & Connie Yellowdy & family - DE

“Dena, I'm so sorry to hear about the loss of your father. May GOD comfort you and your family at this difficult time. Ms. Jackie ”
28 of 50 | Posted by: Jacqueline Haynes - Townsend, DE

“To the Family of Ernest (Rock) Saunders and especially Donna Lee, Dena, and Little Rock: We are so sorry to hear of your loss. Rock was such a good...Read More »
29 of 50 | Posted by: Shirley & Frank Cale - Bear, DE

“Uncle Rock, I love you. I am so thankful for the time we spent and the the healing God enforced in our relationship. I'm gonna change me life in...Read More »
30 of 50 | Posted by: DeShawn Saunders - New Castle, DE

“Sorry for your loss, we will keep your family in our prayers. God Bless. Sheena and Shamir Friend ”
31 of 50 | Posted by: Sheena Friend - New Castle, DE

“Sorry to here about your lost. HARD ROCK will be miss by all he was no nice. Now he is in his new home with GOD who he love. ”
32 of 50 | Posted by: Nora Ervin - Wilmington, DE

“To the family of brother Ernest Hard Rock Saunders,earth has no sorrow that Heaven can not heal. Rev. George Sadler and MT. Calvary church family. ”
33 of 50 | Posted by: Rev. George Sadler - newark, DE

“To the family may God bless and comfort you during this time of sorrow. Rock was a great friend he will always be remembered. Look to God and...Read More »
34 of 50 | Posted by: Doris Jeffers - Middletown, DE

“To the Family, May God Bless your Family. Please keep all in faith and prays. Amen! ”
35 of 50 | Posted by: Gwendolyn - Smyrna, DE

“Saunders family, my deepest condolences to the entire family. God bless. Rich Davis & Family ”
36 of 50 | Posted by: Richy Davis - Newark,, DE

“To Our Family: May God's peace and love be with us all during this time. We will truly miss "Uncle Rock's" way of making each of us feel special. ...Read More »
37 of 50 | Posted by: Darryl and Wanda Wilson & Family - DE

“To Our Family: May God's peace and love be with us all during this time. We will truly miss "Uncle Rock's" way of making each of us feel special. ...Read More »
38 of 50 | Posted by: Darryl and Wanda Wilson & Family - DE

“Saunders Family, you have my deepest sympathy in the loss of Rock Saunders. I have been knowing him for quite sometime he was a great person and a...Read More »
39 of 50 | Posted by: Bro. Robert L. Henderson - DE

“We the Officers and Members of Jephthah Chapter #12 Order of Eastern Star,Prince Hall Affilated were so very sorry to hear of Brother Hardrocks...Read More »
40 of 50 | Posted by: Jephthah Chapter #12 - Middletown, DE

“We are so sorry for your loss,Rock will be missed by many.My prayers are for your family,continue to look to God. ”
41 of 50 | Posted by: Marguerite M Dones - Townsend, DE

“uncle rock may you rest in peace... i will always remember how you made me go to your car for your bbq pork rines ”
42 of 50 | Posted by: Raheem Watson - middletown, DE

“So sorry to hear of your loss. Hard Rock was a dear family friend and know that we loved him, but God loves him best. The Benson Family ”
43 of 50 | Posted by: Janice Benson-Garrett and Felix Garrett - DE

“u will be missed ”
44 of 50 | Posted by: kevin dillon - townsend, DE

“Sorry about your loss and I will keep the family in my prayers. Deepest Sympathy The Christmas Family ”
45 of 50 | Posted by: Cynthia Christmas - San Diego, CA

“"Rock's" smile, hearty laugh and his easy mannerism, will be embedded in our hearts. When he would ask you how you were doing, you felt he really...Read More »
46 of 50 | Posted by: Verdell and Lawann Blackston - DE

“To everything there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heavens. Ecclesiastes 3:1 Know that even in this season...Read More »
47 of 50 | Posted by: Minister Akeem Perkins - Townsend, DE

“Family - Our hearts and prayers are with you at this time. May God comfort you during this time of sorrow. ”
48 of 50 | Posted by: Terry (Butter) and Tonya Cale - DE

“Louis Saunders Our thoughts and Prayers are with you and your Family. ...Read More »
49 of 50 | Posted by: Floyd Reid - New Castle, DE

“Louis Saunders and Family; As The Holy Spirit soothes your spirit, comforts your soul,and brings you peace at this difficult time, I ask God to...Read More »
50 of 50 | Posted by: Gary Brooks - Charlotte, NC


Ernest "Hard Rock" Saunders, Sr., age 64, departed this life on Sunday, December 2, 2012. Husband of Donna Lee Saunders; father of Dena Saunders and Ernest Saunders, Jr.; brother of William (Mae), Clarence (LaTwain) and Louis (Lorraine) Saunders, Emma Harvey and Barbara Turner and the late Sarah Cladio, Elizabeth Rogers, Susie Saunders, Ethel Williams, Mable Turner, Thomas Saunders, Leon Saunders, and James Saunders, Sr. He is also survived by four grandchildren, Shawn Hubbard Saunders, Ernest Saunders III, Brian Benson and Asia Jefferson Benson; two aunts, Hilda Cale and Rev. Barbara Young; god children, Erna Williams, Paul Williams, Keisha Fields, Michael Pennewell, Tomeka Robinson, James Saunders, Jr. and Stephanie Yellowdy; devoted nieces, Patricia Harvey, Ruthine Saunders, and DeShawn Saunders; devoted sister-in-law, Vera Brown and devoted brother-in-law, David Pennewell; other family and friends including his best friend, Carl Ross. He was preceded in death by his parents, Edna and Leon Saunders, Sr. Mr. Saunders retired from General Motors after 36 years of service. He also owned Rocks Catering Service. He was a member of Masonic Lodge #22. He was also a member of Mt. Calvary Church in Middletown, Delaware. Funeral 11 am Monday, December 10, 2012, at New Destiny Fellowship, 908 E. 16th Street, Wilmington, DE; viewing 9-10:30 am. Masonic ceremony begining at 10:30 am. Burial Mt. Pisgah Cemetery, Summit Bridge, DE.

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