Renee Sue Sanders, 52


Funeral ServiceVisitationRenee Sue Sanders, 52, of Dameron, MD died February 8, 2013 at her home surrounded by her loving family after a courageous battle with cancer.

Born July 29, 1960 in Washington D.C., she was the daughter of the late Michael John Bernardon and Shirley Sue Gateau Bernardon.

Renee is a lifelong resident of Southern Maryland. She was employed as a hair stylist where she really enjoyed and met many people in doing so. On June 13, 2008, she married her beloved husband, James Russell Sanders. She was a mentor for Alcoholics Anonymous where she guided and sponsored many people. She was an avid reader, enjoyed watching hummingbirds, mediating and praying. She especially enjoyed taking picnics with her daughter. Renee was famous for her spaghetti sauce, so much so that is has been shipped to California and Hawaii. Her greatest love was spending time with her family.

In addition to her parents and her husband, Renee is survived by her children, David Hines (Sarah) of Hyattsville, MD, Madeline Clyburn (Thomas) of LaPlata, MD and Elizabeth Manzo (Brandon); her siblings, Michael Bernardon (Lynn) of Huntingtown, MD, George Bernardon (Debi) of Monroe, GE and Amy Young (Harry) of Hughesville, MD, her grandchildren, Brandon Manzo and Michael Manzo of Belluvue, NE; her mother-in-law, Mary Sanders of Dameron, MD and many nieces and nephews.

Family will receive friends for Renee's Life Celebration on Wednesday, February 13, 2013 from 3 PM until 6:00 PM, with prayers recited at 5 PM at Brinsfield Funeral Home, 22955 Hollywood Road, Leonardtown, MD 20650. Interment will be private.

Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of St. Mary's, P.O. Box 625, Leonardtown, MD 20650.

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Arrangements by the Brinsfield Funeral Home, P.A., Leonardtown, MD.

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