Chad Robert Sanders

October 18, 1975 ~ October 10, 2010

Chad Robert Sanders, 34, of Lake Charles died on October 10, 2010 in his residence.

Mr. Sanders was born on October 18, 1975 to Maureen and Jack Sanders of Lake Charles. He was a 1994 Graduate of Alfred M. Barbe High School. Chad had worked for the Calcasieu Parish Animal Control Department as a clerk. Chad had an infectious sense of humor enjoyed by all those who knew him, and had a very soft heart. Any time there was help needed around the house he was there to do the job. Because of his deep love for family and friends he always made those around him feel special. For all of those who loved him, Chad will be greatly missed.

Chad is survived by his parents Maureen and Jack Sanders, one sister Julie Sanders, one brother Todd Sanders all of Lake Charles.

He is preceded in death by his maternal grandparents Maurice and Vivian Jessen and his paternal grandparents Thomas C. and Bea Sanders.

A celebration of Chad's life will be held at 11:00 AM on Wednesday, October 13, 2010 from Our Lady Queen of Heaven Catholic Church. Rev. Nathan Long will officiate. Burial will be in Consolata Cemetery under the direction of Johnson Funeral Home. Visitation will begin on Tuesday at 4:00 PM until 9:00 PM with a rosary to be held a 7:00 PM. Visitation will continue on Wednesday at 8:00 AM until 10:30 AM in the funeral home.

Pallbearers will be Todd Sanders, Victor Diaz, Rahul Patel, Scott Mack, Brent Manuel, Tom Ballard, Dave Fergerson.

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  1. Although Chad and I were not that close, I can still remember the few times we spoke. He was such a funny, caring person! It is very sad to see him go… but always know that he is in peace. Julie, I'm so sorry for the loss of your brother. If you need anything at all give me a call. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.

  2. Aunt Maureen, Uncle Jack, Todd and Julie,I am so sorry for your loss and so sad that I can not be there with you all. I know Chad is at peace now and watching over all of you with Aunt Viv and my PawPaw. We are praying for you all. We love you!Kelly, Wilmer, and Emilia

  3. I only remember meeting him once when I was very young but none the less I'm very sorry for your loss. I haven't forgotten about this side of my family, I love and miss y'all very much.

  4. I really hadn't seen Chad too much since high school, except when I see him in passing or at the shelter, but I know he is safe with our Lord. Todd, my condolences go out to you and your family. My prayers are with you all in this sorrowful time.

  5. I'm going to miss Chad so much. I really loved him as an older brother. He always made me laugh. The last time I saw him, he came up behind me and bear hugged me when I turned around and saw that it was him, i had the biggest smile on my face. I always felt good when I was around him. I have so many good memories of Chad and I will cherish them forever. I love you Chad!

  6. Jack and Maureen I am so sorry to here about Chad. Sorry I cant make it to the funeral but your family will be in my prayers.

  7. Jack and Maureen We are so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this time of sorrow.Faye and Nathan

  8. Jack Maureen – our family's heart goes out to yours as we know how great a loss is the loss of one of our precious children. I pray that Chad has been received into heaven and joins his other loved ones who have gone before him. I will pray for peace for you both. All my love. Melissa

  9. Maureen and Family,Please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers at your loss of Chad. Mary Jane and Paul Creel

  10. Maureen and Jack, May God be with you in the loss of your son, Chad. My prayers are with all of you.Paulette LaFleur

  11. Maureen and Jack:I was so saddened to hear of the loss of your son Chad. May the many wonderful memories of Chad help you through the difficult days ahead. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.One of your old SCA friends!

  12. Maureen, Jack, Todd Julie – I am so sorry and shocked of the loss of Chad. I wished that I could be there for yall, but I am in my heart, always have and always will be…Todd, I know you remember me babysitting you and Chad when yall were so little. I loved every time I was there with yall and always wanted to stay and never leave! You and Chad were the most adorable brothers, always so happy, so chatty, and full of life, with a twist of mischeif, that always kept me on my toes, i loved it! …Julie I met you a few times when you were small…Maureen and Jack, two of the best people I ever met, and love everyone of yall…Big Hugs, Deleta

  13. My deepest sympathy for the loss of your dearly beloved one. One day soon, death will be swallowed up forever -Isaiah 25:8 and Jesus promises, the hour is coming in which all those in the memorial tombs will hear his voice and come out – John chapter 5 verses 28, 29.

  14. My heart goes out to you… I remember Chad and Todd spending the night at my house and bringing Todd home after church in the morning… Your two boys are wonderful and you are in my family's prayers

  15. My heart is broken after hearing of Chads passing. I worked with Chad at the Shelter, he had so much love for his job and his friends. His smile light up the room. I will deeply miss his smile and laugh. Please accept my deepest sympathy of your loss. He will be deeply missed. Warmest Regards,Wendy Reimer

  16. My prayers go out to you and your family in this time of loss. I haven't seen Chad in a few years but have spent many days laughing and cutting up with him!! He was a very funny, outgoing and just a great person to be around! RIP Chad I know you are surrounded by peace!

  17. One of the last memories I have of Chad was him showing up at my parents home when he found out I was in town to visit for the first time since moving to California. It was like I hadnt left at all; he welcomed me with open arms and a warm smile and wanted to know when we could hang out. He really was a true and dear friend that will be sorely and forever missed. Jack, Maureen, Todd and Julie, my heart goes out to you. Chad, we had many great times together that I will always cherish- thank you for letting me be a part of your life. I love you! RIP.

  18. To the sweetest funniest guy I knew, RIP Chad. Going to the house wont be the same without you there. We had great times laughs together i'll never forget you. Love you!!

  19. We are very sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with your family during this difficult time.

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