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Harold and Erma Lou Saunders

Died: August 6, 2016

Virginia Beach – Harold (82) & Erma Lou (79) Saunders went home to be with their Lord this past weekend.  Both were born in Norfolk.  Harold enjoyed farming and gardening.  Erma enjoyed crafts, crocheting and Bingo.  They had been married for 59 years and were inseparable.   Erma passed away on Friday, August 5 and Harold passed away on Saturday, August 6.

They were predeceased by Erma’s parents, Ira and Vivian Waterfield Jones and brother, Bradford Jones; Harold’s parents, Eugene and Evelyn Henley Saunders, and siblings, Thomas, Ivan, Richard and Pete Saunders and Ruby Picket.

Left to cherish their memory are their loving son, Harold Douglas Saunders and his girlfriend, Lisa of Virginia Beach and Erma’s sister, Cathy Helms of Raleigh, NC.

A life celebration service will be held on Thursday August 11, 2016 at 5:00pm at Altmeyer Funeral Home, Chesapeake with Pastor John J. Boyer officiating.  In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to the Church of Christ at Creeds or the Sentara Hospice House.  Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.altmeyerfh.com.

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Service Information

Date: Thursday, August 11, 2016

Time: 5:00 pm


Altmeyer Funeral Home - Chesapeake Chapel

929 Battlefield Blvd S
Chesapeake, VA 23322

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