January 4, 1971 - August 25, 2021
Mr. Willie James Sanders, 50, of St. Louis, Missouri; formerly of Peoria, Illinois passed away at 7:36 PM on Sunday, August 25, 2021 at his home. Willie, was born on January 4, 1971 in Peoria, IL to Beulah Mae Sanders and Willie Venable, Sr. He was educated in Peoria District 150 Schools. Willie was just a great guy. Willie was a fashionable dresser, from head to toe. He was a jokester, very talkative, intelligent and fun to be around. He enjoyed watching basketball. Willie leaves to cherish his most precious memory two daughters, Jahnea Sanders of Peoria, IL and Dynasty Sanders of Decatur, IL; three sons, DeMontre Sanders of Peoria, IL, Jalyn Sanders of Indianapolis, IN and A’Keal Slaughter Sanders of St. Charles, MO; three sisters, Rose Sanders of Cleveland, OH, Alfredia Sanders of Peoria, IL and Tisha Thomas of Cleveland, OH; seven brothers, Carnell Thomas, David (Tonya) Venable, Nate Venable and Willie Venable, Jr., all of Peoria, IL, Nell Venable, Frances Venable and Shawn Venable all of Chicago, IL; three grandchildren; and of host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. He is preceded in death by his parents; a daughter, Jahvaea Sanders and one sister, Linda Faye Venable. Funeral services will be held at 11 am on Saturday, September 4, 2021 at Simons Mortuary with a visitation at 10 am. Simons Mortuary has been entrusted with arrangements. Online condolences may be made at SimonsMortuary.com. The service will be live streamed on Simons Mortuary's Website or Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/Simons-Mortuary-232095303487150 promptly AT THE TIME OF THE SERVICE. Due to Covid-19 restrictions and to be consistent with recommendations from the National Funeral Directors Association (NFDA), funeral home directors have been instructed and should follow CDC guidelines on gatherings, including those directly related to funerals, visitations, or graveside services **In an effort to mitigate the spread of COVID-19, we ask that everyone in attendance: wear a face mask and refrain from hugging, kissing and shaking hands (as hard as it is to see someone you care about and not touch them). **It is our responsibility as Funeral Directors, to do everything we can to advise families in order to honor our beloved Families and to keep everyone as safe as possible. Thanks in advance for your cooperation!
Mr. Willie James Sanders, 50, of St. Louis, Missouri; formerly of Peoria, Illinois passed away at 7:36 PM on Sunday, August 25, 2021 at his home. Willie, was born on January 4, 1971 in Peoria, IL to Beulah Mae Sanders and Willie Venable,... View Obituary & Service Information
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