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Edward S. Sanderson, II

November 3, 1962 - July 15, 2022

Edward S. Sanderson, II, 59, of Lynchburg went to be with his Lord on Friday, July 15, 2022. Since January of 2019, he battled cancer. He was the husband of Teresa Layne Sanderson for 36 years.

He was born in Lynchburg on November 3, 1962, a son of Edward S. and Donna Spence Sanderson. A graduate of Jefferson Forest High School, he also attended CVCC. Being a faithful follower of Jesus Christ, Edward was a member of North Bedford Baptist Church, where he served on the board of deacons for many years. Owner of Ed’s Automotive, he was an avid car enthusiast. He was a former coach for Boonsboro Ruritan Youth Association (BRYA), Forest Cavalier Baseball Club, and Central Virginia Baseball. He was also an amateur sports photographer.

He was preceded in death by his brother, Timothy A. Sanderson and his grandparents, Buck and Mary Spence and Martha and Cline Sanderson.

In addition to his wife and parents, he is survived by his children: Bryan T. Sanderson (Brooke) of Mechanicsville and Erica S. Richard (Jessy) of Forest, grandchildren: Harvey Richard and Daphne Richard, sister-in-law: Karen R. Sanderson of Forest, nieces and nephew, Kaitlin S. Keys (Brandon) of Concord, Christian R. Sanderson (Andrea) of Mechanicsville, and Tatum S. Waldo (Noah) of Lynchburg. Also, great nephews and niece:  Jackson, Joel, and Adelaide Keys.

The family will receive friends from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Sunday, July 17, 2022, at Tharp Funeral Home, Lynchburg. A funeral service will be conducted at 10:30 a.m. at North Bedford Baptist Church on Monday, July 18, 2022, with Pastor Chad Brady officiating. Interment will follow the service in the church cemetery.

The family offers a heartfelt thank you to all those who cared for him from UVA Medical Center, Centra Alan B. Pearson Cancer Center, and Westminster Canterbury Senior Independence Hospice.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to North Bedford Baptist Church, P. O. Box 153, Forest, VA 24551 or Blue Ridge Pregnancy Center, 3701 Old Forest Road, Lynchburg, VA 24502.

Tharp Funeral Home & Crematory, Lynchburg, is assisting the family.

The family will receive friends from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Sunday, July 17, 2022, at Tharp Funeral Home, Lynchburg. A funeral service will be conducted at 10:30 a.m. at North Bedford Baptist Church on Monday, July 18, 2022, with Pastor Chad Brady officiating. Interment will follow the service in the church cemetery.

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To Ed's family and employees: We only knew Ed (and Tim) as two great guys who cared about automobiles and their customers. Ed always greeted his customers with a smile and his attitude was always positive. He told you what your car needed and how much it would cost. He completed work as soon as he could! He was always fair in our dealings with him and his staff. I don't know what will happen to the business, but we hope someone will step forward to keep it going! Please know that all of you are in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time! He was a great guy

Posted by Leah and Bryan Harness on July 22, 2022

My deepest sympathy to the Sanderson family.

Posted by Joe Cash on July 19, 2022

Thank you Lord, our gracious God, for creating Edward, allowing me to know him, and touching so many lives through him. I look forward to seeing him again one day in your presence.

Posted by pattie silverthorn on July 18, 2022

Edward was one on the best men I had the privilege of knowing. Please know you are all in my prayers and I will be thinking of you all in the next few weeks. Bonnie Harris

Posted by Bonnie Harris on July 18, 2022

Teresa, Ed and Donna and families, we are so sorry for your loss. Edward was a wonderful person and treated us like family any time we saw him and Teresa. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Edward will be missed. God bless you and give you strength thru these upcoming days. Mike and Linda Borneman

Posted by Mike and Linda Borneman on July 18, 2022

To the Sanderson Family, Sending prayers of comfort and peaceful memories. Our community has lost one of the best! His kindness and honesty made him a good businessman and a great man. We will miss him.

Posted by Heidi & John Whatley on July 18, 2022

Ed, Donna, Teresa and families, We were sad to hear of the great loss your family has at this time. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. May God give you strength. Blessings, Preston and Judy Layne

Posted by Judith A. Layne on July 17, 2022

Ed, Donna, Teresa and family: My thoughts and prayers are with all of you. Edward was such an outgoing person. Clarence called me today and let me know of Edward's death. Living in Maryland I cannot make it to the funeral but will be thinking of you. Your cousin, Brenda Sanderson Lucas

Posted by Brenda Lucas on July 17, 2022

Teresa, my thoughts and prayers are with you and the family. God bless and comfort you during this difficult time.

Posted by Marcia Keys Sink on July 17, 2022

You have my deepest sympathy. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

Posted by Kelly Parnell on July 17, 2022

Such a sad loss for our community. Lynchburg lost a great man this week. Edward was one of the nicest people I had the opportunity to know over the years and his love of baseball and all the players I will always remember.

Posted by Nigel Goulding on July 17, 2022

So sad to learn of Ed’s passing. His energy & positive attitude was contagious. We will miss seeing him at the auto shop. Our condolences to his family. May Ed rest in God’s eternal peace.

Posted by Butch Willard on July 17, 2022

My heart is so sad for you all. To know him was to love him. Edward was truly an awesome man and special person. You are all in my thoughts and prayers. Much love to you all.

Posted by Anne Gibson on July 17, 2022

Ed was a tremendous inspiration to me as he was to so many and a dear friend. I will certainly miss seeing him at the Cancer Center and his beautiful prayers. Sending hugs and prayers to the family

Posted by Cindy Morris on July 17, 2022

My thoughts and prayers are with everyone, I have many fond memories of years past. God speed.

Posted by Butch Tyree on July 16, 2022

My thoughts and prayers are with all of you 🙏

Posted by Kim Arrington on July 16, 2022

Thoughts & prayers are with you and your family. Pray that your faith and precious memories will sustain you all during this difficult time. May God be with you and wrap his arms around you and give you peace.

Posted by Reid & Pat Rosser on July 16, 2022

God has certainly called home a special person!! May He comfort and bless your family in this difficult time! Condolences, prayers, and love, George and Kim McDaniel

Posted by George and Kim McDaniel on July 16, 2022

We will never ever forget him. He had more Christian Strength than anybody we know. I loved our talks about our faith and sharing favorite scriptures. We will miss you dearly.

Posted by Robert and Judy Anderson on July 16, 2022

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