Biography: Debra Jean Sanders was born in Georgetown, South Carolina on May 1, 1957, to the late Ned and Anna Sanders.
Debra left South Carolina at an early age and moved to New York where she was educated in the NYC Public School System. She went back home for many years living between Georgetown and Myrtle Beach. In 1986 she returned to New York City.
Throughout her life, Debra worked for Kinsey Corp and Mangulies Property doing maintenance. She was well known for making the best deviled eggs for family gatherings. If Debra didn’t make them, nobody wanted them. Debra loved flowers, particularly lilies, and she took great joy in planting and caring for them. You could always find fresh arrangements in her home.
While living in New York, Debra connected with an old friend (Lil Jimmy or Itty as people call him), and an unbreakable bond was instantly formed. They were devoted to one another and they shared much love until she was called home.
Debra Jean, as many affectionately called her, was loved by all. She touched many lives and will be dearly missed by everyone.
Debra was predeceased by her parents Ned and Anna Sanders, her sister Nadine Sanders, and her brother Ned Sanders. She leaves behind her daughter Celina Gardner, granddaughter Ajia Gardner, brothers Albert “Tony,” Marvin, Christopher, Lorenzo, Russell, and Andy Sanders and Roland “Rod” Robinson; sisters Cassandra and Keisha Sanders, Cynthia Robinson and Stephanie Tompkin; and a host of nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends.