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Minnie Mae Eldridge Sanders
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Obituary for Minnie Mae Eldridge Sanders

Minnie Mae Eldridge Sanders, 87, departed this life Sun. March 11, 2018 at home in Smithfield, NC. Born in Johnston County, Bentonville, NC, she resided in Washington, DC before moving to Plainfield, NJ in 1953. In February 1954, Minnie joined the Mount Olive Baptist Church in Plainfield where she served as a Trustee, Usher and Kitchen Committee Chairperson. She was formerly employed with Westinghouse Corp. in Edison, NJ for several years before retiring from RCA Corp. in Somerville, NJ in 1988. After retirement, she joined her brother’s family business, J&S Used Appliances in South Plainfield, NJ.

After a brief illness, Minnie returned to NC where she became a member of First Missionary Baptist Church in Smithfield while still keeping her membership at Mount Olive Baptist Church in Plainfield.

She is predeceased by her husband Theodore Sanders, Sr.; her parents Booker T. Eldridge, Sr. and Maude Anderson Eldridge; a sister Eloise Underwood; a brother Booker T. Eldridge, Jr. and her son in law Charles Watson.

Surviving are her son and daughter Blondell Watson and Theodore Sanders, Jr. (Vernell); 3 grandchildren Carla Henry (Darryl), Miesha Gibson and Anthony Sanders ( Ebony);5 great grandchildren Deonna and Daria Henry, Julian, Devin and Ryan Gibson; 1 sister Maude Nixon; 3 brothers Arnold. Sherwood and James Eldridge; 1 sister in law Theresa Eldridge and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.


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Previous Events

Visitation

Friday

16

Mar

6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Mount Olive Baptist Church

216 Liberty Street
Plainfield, NJ 07060

Service

Saturday

17

Mar

9:30 AM
Mount Olive Baptist Church

216 Liberty Street
Plainfield, NJ 07060

Cemetery

Saturday

17

Mar

Lake Nelson Memorial Park

606 S Randolphville Rd
Piscataway Township, New Jersey 08854

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