Donald Stephen Saunders Jr.

September 21, 1966April 14, 2018

Donald "Dit" Stephen Saunders Jr., 51, of New Bern and formerly of Forked River, NJ, died April 14, 2018 at Lower Cape Fear Hospice, Wilmington, NC. "Dit" as he was called, was a Jeep enthusiast. He loved hanging at the power lines & Forked River Mountains with friends, mud bogging, and driving & camping on the beach. In general he loved driving "BIG" tire trucks. He was the owner & operator of Saunders Mobile Home Service and was a member of Crossroads Baptist Church. He was preceded in death by his father, Donald S. Saunders, Sr., brother, David Saunders and niece Robyn Wilbert. He is survived by his wife, Lisa Saunders, sons, Noah Saunders and Logan Martin (Kayla), and his daughter, Alyssa Rojas (Luis). His mother, Rosemary Saunders. Brother, Michael Saunders (Meg). Sisters, Donna O'Leary (Bill) and Patricia Saunders. Grandchildren,Scarlett Martin, Stacey Martin, & Sophia Rojas. Nieces, Denise Laureigh, Dawn Fitzmaurice,Hannah Saunders, and nephews, Brandon Saunders, Tyler Saunders, & Nicholas Pisarro. The family will receive friends 6:00pm-8:00pm, Friday, April 20, 2018 at Johnson Funeral Home, 2685 Henderson Drive, Jacksonville, NC. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Lower Cape Fear Hospice, 1414 Physicians Drive, Wilmington, NC 28401-7335.


  • Visitation Friday, April 20, 2018

Donald Stephen Saunders Jr.

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