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Darryous Saunders

April 22, 2017
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On April 22, 2017, Darryous Jerel Saunders left the cares of this world and transitioned into eternity. Darryous was born in Norfolk on July 26, 1993 to Sheena Glennette Saunders-Melvin and Anton Jamaine Powell, Sr.

He attended Virginia Beach Public Schools, received his GED, certification in H-VAC, and enrolled in courses at Tidewater Community College (Virginia Beach Campus). At the time of his death, Darryous was pursuing enrollment at Norfolk State University. He was employed by Cleveland Construction Company, Virginia Beach, VA.

 Darryous received his early Biblical training at Union United Church of Christ in Norfolk where, as a youth, he also attended Vacation Bible School. He enjoyed Debate, Reading, and was an avid follower of political events. His favorite sports team was the Pittsburg Steelers. Dayyrous’ family will long remember those deep dimples, his big eyes, and most of all his mannerable, kind-hearted, devoted and considerate spirit.

He had six siblings – Dymon Saunders, Debbione Jones, Anton Powell, Jr., Sa’Shia Powell, Ajah Powell, and Jamyah Powell.

He leaves to cherish his memory his mother, Sheena Glennette Saunders-Melvin of Virginia Beach, VA; his father, Anton Jamaine Powell, Sr. of New York; six siblings: Dymon Saunders, Debbione Jones, Anton Powell, Jr., Sa’Shia Powell, Ajah Powell, and Jamyah Powell; two grandmothers, Rosalyn S. Saunders of Virginia Beach, VA and Rosalind Knox of Manassas, VA; two grandfathers, Glen Saunders of Nassau, Bahamas and Darryl Knox of  Manassas, VA; Great-Grandparents, Nathaniel and Bernice Hill of Norfolk, VA; two aunts, Sheena Harris and Lynette McDaniel (Haywood) both of Norfolk; an uncle, Joseph Hill; cousins, Ernest Harris, III, Raymon Kendall, Donte’ Kendall (Dawn) and Kendra Kendall (George); a devoted Godfather, Don Taylor, and a special friend, Asha Carnegie, and a host of  other relatives and friends.


The family of the late Darryous Jerel Saunders wishes to express sincere gratitude for all your kind and thoughtful deeds during his passing.

 We also want to thank you for your presence here today. Your many acts of love and support during this difficult time have been greatly appreciated.

May God continue to richly bless each of you.


 Service Information

April 27, 2017

4:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Keith Matthews Funeral Home
5665 E. Virginia Beach Blvd.
Norfolk, VA 23502

Funeral Service
April 28, 2017

12:00 PM
Union United Church of Christ
877 Goff St.
Norfolk, Virginia 23504

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