Obituary Details

Leon "Lee" Marion Sanderson

December 7, 1972 - August 21, 2016

Birthplace & Residence

Information withheld per family request

Visitation

Location:
Renaissance Funeral Home & Cremation Tribute Center
Date:
Saturday, August 27, 2016
Time:
1:00 PM to 2:00 PM

Memorial Service

Location:
Renaissance Funeral Home & Cremation Tribute Center
Date:
Saturday, August 27, 2016
Service Time:
2:00 PM to 3:00 PM

Cemetery

Information withheld per family request

Notes

Leon “Lee” Marion Sanderson Jr. age 43, of Raleigh, passed away suddenly Sunday, August 21, 2016.

Lee was born in Burlington, NC and was the son of Leon and Judy Sanderson. He graduated from Ravenscroft School and NC State University.

Lee worked as a design engineer for Caterpillar in Clayton NC.

Lee and his family lived in Goldsboro before moving to Raleigh recently.

Lee’s greatest pride was his daughters, Kyla and Delaney and he spent countless hours encouraging them in their education endeavors, their creative tasks, and supporting them in their many interests.

His sensitive, kind, and loving nature will live on with his kind and beautiful daughters.

Lee is survived by his daughters Kyla Grace and Delaney Louise, wife Stacy, parents Leon and Judy Sanderson. Uncles Jim Biggs of Denver NC, Dan Biggs of Graham NC, and Ed Biggs of Burnsville NC. Cousins Jimmy and Lisa of Denver, NC.

He is preceded in death by his Aunts Pat Morrison and Kathryn Leal.

A visitation will be held on Saturday, August 27 at Renaissance Funeral Home on Six Forks Rd. in Raleigh at 1:00 pm followed by a memorial service at 2:00.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the First Baptist Church Youth and Children’s Suite at 125 S. John St. Goldsboro, NC 27530
Posted by:
Tom Hall
Posted on:
January 22, 2017
Lee and I were friends in high school. We took a weekend trip our junior year and hiked from the top of Roan Mountain to Elk Park on the Appalachian Trail. The hike was pretty tough and very cold. I recently hiked part of that same trail and it reminded me of that weekend. Lee was honest, calm and trustworthy.
Posted by:
Greg Riley
Posted on:
August 31, 2016
I knew Lee many years ago when we were both on the swim team at Fairfax Hills. Lee was an excellent swimmer. I particularly remember him being great at breaststroke. We shared many good times at the pool, swim meets and the end of summer trips to Busch Gardens. Lee was always happy with a smile on his face. Although we had not seen in each other in many years, we ran into each other in Goldsboro a few years ago and chatted for a good while. Lee proudly talked about his daughters and family and about working for Caterpillar. I will always treasure the good times we had at Fairfax Hills. Go rest high on that mountain my friend. You will be missed! Greg Riley
Posted by:
L Smith
Posted on:
August 28, 2016
We are so sad for each of you and we will keep you and your family in prayer and close in heart. What a wonderful gift your son had to make such an impact on so many who will remember his loving gifts.

Please know we care,
Laurie and Barry Smith Family
Posted by:
stan smedley
Posted on:
August 26, 2016
Stacy, Kyla, Delaney, Judy, and Leon. We are so very sad Lee has passed away. We will miss our son-in-law Lee very much. We remember the many great family times we enjoyed together. Lee was kind, family oriented, tender hearted, and pleasant to others. This past week we cried many times. Stacy and Lee were made for each other. They loved each other very much and enjoyed building a family together. Lee was very proud of Stacy and the girls. And Stacy was very proud of Lee and the girls. Together they reared two wonderful daughters that will be kind, good people just like they are. We are absolutely sure Lee is in heaven now and will see his Stacy, Kyla, and Delaney some day.
Posted by:
creighton bostrom
Posted on:
August 26, 2016
Lee was like a brother to me in every way.
Memories of our time together always brings a smile to my face.
I will never forget him and the times we shared.

Creighton Bostrom
Posted by:
Joanne Sanderson Lasseter
Posted on:
August 26, 2016
Leon, Judy, Stacy and girls, my heart goes out to you.. I have no words of wisdom, but May God hold you in his hands and comfort you.

In case I don't make it there, it's because Jimmy had heart surgery 8-19, and we're still coping.
You've always been my favorite cousin, and always will be.

Joanne Sanderson Lasseter
Posted by:
Joanne Sanderson Lasseter
Posted on:
August 26, 2016
Leon and Judy - my heart goes out to you. God says, "Be prepared to let go of anything I take from you, but never let go of My hand." How hard this is for you, and the girls.
I wish I knew of the right words to say, but I don't . I can say this, however - crying does help. Please know that I love you all.
Joanne
Posted by:
Dianne Reidy
Posted on:
August 25, 2016
Though I've only recently met Lee -- the first time while visiting his Aunt Pat two years ago and then again at her funeral last November -- he touched my heart with his gentleness and kindness. Shortly after we returned home from Pat's funeral we received the most lovely note in the mail from Lee, encouraging Dan and I as parents and mentioning that he was happy to meet our daughters. He had nothing but kind and encouraging things to say about them. We were so touched by his thoughtfulness in reaching out to us. He truly "walked the walk" of a man of faith.

Like his Aunt Pat before him, he seemed to exude the sweet fragrance of a strong and solid faith in Jesus and touched so many -- like my family -- with his kindness.

I am so sorry that such a good and gracious man has departed this world way too soon.
May his legacy of character, integrity and kindness comfort and enrich the lives of those he loved and who loved him so dearly.
With our deepest sympathy and love,
Dianne, Dan, Alexis and Ashley Reidy
Posted by:
Amy Clatfelter
Posted on:
August 24, 2016
I will never forget the night I met Lee--the night he met Stacy. He was always kind and had that smile where his eyes sparkled! Praying for his family-- hoping the Lord will give you all peace and indescribable comfort during these hard days! Psalms 63
Posted by:
Amy Clatfelter
Posted on:
August 24, 2016
I will never forget the night I met Lee--the night he met Stacy. He was always kind and had that smile where his eyes sparkled! Praying for his family-- hoping the Lord will give you all peace and indescribable comfort during these hard days! Psalms 63
Posted by:
Geoff Abell
Posted on:
August 24, 2016
I first met Lee when I was a junior in high school. We worked together at Outback Trading Company. We became good friends while working together and took numerous trips to the mountains to go backpacking together. We spent a lot of time together in the woods. I have very fond memories of our time together doing what we both loved dearly. I'm sorry that over time we drifted apart. I will always have very fond memories of Lee and will be praying for his wife and kids. RIP old friend!
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Visitation

Renaissance Funeral Home & Cremation Tribute Center
7615 Six Forks Rd
Raleigh, NC 27615
919-866-1866
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Memorial Service

Renaissance Funeral Home & Cremation Tribute Center
7615 Six Forks Rd
Raleigh, NC 27615
919-866-1866
View Website

Cemetery

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