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Michael Leawn Sanders

October 18, 1959 ~ March 26, 2024 (age 64) 64 Years Old

Michael Sanders Obituary

Mike Sanders, 64, of Crestview, FL, passed away on March 26, 2024. He is survived by his mother, Joyce Patricia Sanders, his brother, Steven D. Sanders (Marcia Baris-Sanders), his sister, Melissa Sanders Faulk (James M. Faulk Jr.), his stepmother, Nadine Sanders, his stepbrother, Mike Smith, and his nephew, Christopher Sanders. Mike is preceded in death by his father, Leawn Dean Sanders.

Mike worshiped at the Niceville Assembly of God and loved our Lord with all his heart.  Mike had a successful career with the Horizons Adult Day Program working in the Parks Enclave.  Mike participated in the Special Olympics winning medals in swimming and he was a member of the Aktion Club bowling league. 

Known for his loving and kind nature, Mike was a true gentleman. He enjoyed various hobbies such as playing the guitar, singing country songs, watching Star Trek, Dukes of Hazard, and The Three Stooges. He had a passion for Elvis, Barbara Mandrel, Disney Princesses, Mickey Mouse, and Cinderella’s Castle. Mike loved going on cruises, flying first class, dining out, and was known as a ladies' man.

In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to The Arc of the Emerald Coast at https://arcemeraldcoast.org/donate-now/. 

Special thanks and blessings to Covenant Care Team (Lucy, Chloe, Christine, Paige, Katie, Cathy, Pastor Roger and Pastor Willie) and Crestview Rehabilitation Center (Tammy, Danny, Shelby, Shelly, Lauren, Samantha, Keith and all who interacted and cared for Michael.) Special thanks and blessings to Mr. Wheldon (Jr.), Mike's roommate, who looked out for him.   Heartfelt gratitude to BJ Lawson for her enduring dedication to Michael for many years, thank you. While we cannot name everyone who helped us, we appreciate you and thank you from the bottom of our hearts.

Rest in peace, Michael Sanders. Your memory will live on in the hearts of those who knew and loved you.

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Services

Visitation
Friday
March 29, 2024

12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
Heritage Gardens Funeral Home
2201 Partin Drive N
Niceville, FL 32578

Funeral Service
Friday
March 29, 2024

1:00 PM
Heritage Gardens Funeral Home
2201 Partin Drive N
Niceville, FL 32578

Interment following funeral service
Friday
March 29, 2024

Heritage Gardens Cemetery
2201 Partin Drive N
Niceville, FL 32578

Donations

The Arc of the Emerald Coast
123 Truxton Avenue, Fort Walton Beach FL 32547
Tel: 1-850-863-1530
Email: info@arcemeraldcoast.org
Web: https://arcemeraldcoast.org/

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