James "Jay Jay" L. Saunders, III

February 12, 1979 ~ February 29, 2020 (age 41)


James “Jay Jay” Lesley Saunders, III, 41, of Newburg, MD passed away on February 29, 2020.

Jay Jay was born in Washington, DC on February 12, 1979 to Spider Saunders and Brenda McDonnell.  He is preceded in death by his grandparents, Jim and Marie Saunders and Al and Doris Shives; brother, Kermit Otis Saunders.  In addition to his parents, Jay Jay is survived by his step-father, Lawrence J. McDonnell; children, James  and Abigal Wright and Alyssa Smith; cousins, Dana Brinson, Jessica Brinson and Fred Saunders.

Jay Jay loved working on the water.  He also enjoyed volunteering at the Methodist Men’s Yard Sale.  

The family will receive friends on Saturday March 7, 2020 from 10 AM until service time at 12 noon at the Arehart-Echols Funeral Home, LaPlata, MD. Interment to follow at the Christ Church Cemetery, Wayside, MD.

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March 7, 2020

10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Arehart-Echols Funeral Home, P.A.

Funeral Service
March 7, 2020

12:00 PM
Arehart-Echols Funeral Home, P.A.

Interment following funeral service
March 7, 2020

Christ Church - Wayside
13050 Rock Point Rd.
Newburg, MD 20664

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