Meleia Sanders

Obituary of Meleia Kay Sanders

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Meleia Kay (Moffitt) Sanders, age 66, passed away Wednesday evening October 27th surrounded by her family in the comfort of the home she loved. She was born on May 20th, 1955 to her loving parents Lawrence and Johniece Moffitt and was raised with her two brothers here in Flint, Michigan.


Meleia was many things. A daughter, a wife, a mother, a Mimi, a friend and caretaker. She was a master planner, perfect estimator and habitual furniture rearranger. Her faith and ultimate trust in The Lord and His plan for her life was what not only carried her through this last year but all of life’s challenges. She was confident knowing her life was in his hands. She loved her family and friends and lived for her fourteen grandchildren. If there was one thing she treasured most it was the family traditions she both started and carried on through the years. Reading through some of her final thoughts she wrote, 

“I love my family, you must know that! Way deep inside.”

And then she made a list (because that was one of her most favorite things). It read, Going to Pentwater

Crossroads Village

The beaches for the day

Hikes to explore

Parks to play

Campfires to host

The baby swing in the backyard

Many trips to Colorado

Sleepovers with Mimi and Poppi

Time spent at The Bowman Club

The tire swing and the hammock

Going for ice cream 

Watching the kids events

And for her last one, she wrote with a smiley face scrawled beside it,  

Everyone teasing and making fun of me.


Meleia didn’t need anything fancy or extra. It was about doing the things she loved with the people she loved. Life for her wasn’t about the grand gesture but instead it was life’s simplest pleasures that brought her the most joy. 

She ended her note with something she’d say often,

“Be kind always, and think the best in all things.”

That was our Meleia. 

She will be greatly missed by so many. 


Memorial Service to be held Monday November 1, 2021.You are invited to join the family for a memorial service at Flint Central Nazarene 1261 W. Bristol Rd. Flint, MI 48507 at 3:00pm with the service beginning at 4:00pm and a dinner following.

In lieu of flowers, you can donate to one of Meleia’s most treasured family traditions, The Pentwater fireworks where her memory will be carried on by going to:

If you do choose to send flowers, it was Meleia’s request that they be white, as it made her think of heaven. 

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Celebration of Life

4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Monday, November 1, 2021
Flint Central Nazerene
1261 W. Bristol
Flint, Michigan, United States
Visitation will be 1 hour prior.
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