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Lillie Mae (Ray) Sanders

August 20, 1920 ~ February 12, 2021 (age 100)


Lillie Mae (Ray) Sanders, 100, of Greensburg, died Friday, February 12, 2021 in the Westmoreland Manor.  She was born August 20, 1920, in Rankin, a daughter of the late Thomas and Lula Mae Darwin Ray.  Lillie Mae was a lifelong member of the Bethel AME Church and a member of their Missionary Group.  She was president of the former Alpha Beta Alpha, a Civil Rights group in Greensburg that was founded by Lillie and her friends.  In addition to her parents,she was preceded in death by her husband, Robert Sanders; and infant sister; and two great grandchildren, Derek and Taffeda 'Taffy' Finch.  She is survived by two daughters, Diane Sledge of PA and Ruth Kirkling (Alvin) of Greensburg; 11 grandchildren; 34 great grandchildren; 56 great great grandchildren; one great great great grandchild and a Goddaughter, Evelyn Jones of Greensburg.  Relatives and friends are invited to celebrate the life of Lillie Mae, Friday from 4 to 8 p.m. in the Clement L. Pantalone Funeral Home, Inc. 409 W. Pittsburgh Street, Greensburg, PA 15601, (724) 837-0020.    A funeral service will be held Saturday at 1:00 p.m. in the Pantalone Funeral Home with Rev. Frank Brown officiating.  Interment will follow in St. Clair Cemetery, Greensburg.  Keeping with CDC guidelines, those attending the viewing and funeral are required to wear face masks.  Because of current social distancing restrictions, only 35 people will be permitted in the funeral home at one time.  The family would like to thank the staff of Westmoreland Manor for their kind and compassionate care of Lillie Mae.  In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Bethel AME YPD, 33 N Spring Ave, Greensburg, PA 15601.  Lillie Mae’s family has entrusted her care to the Pantalone Funeral Home, Inc., Greensburg.  To share your memories and photos, offer your condolences, or for directions, please visit us at Natale N. Pantalone, Supervisor.

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February 19, 2021

4:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Pantalone Funeral Home, Inc.
409 W. Pittsburgh St.
Greensburg, PA 15601

Funeral Service
February 20, 2021

1:00 PM
Pantalone Funeral Home, Inc.
409 W. Pittsburgh St.
Greensburg, PA 15601


Bethel AME YPD
33 N Spring Ave., Greensburg PA 15601

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