Suzanne Renee Sander, age 70, of Crossville, TN, passed away on October 24, 2020, at her home. Born in Charlotte, NC, she was the daughter of James Freeman and Doshia Elizabeth (Hicks) Freeman. She was a member of the Hamilton Baptist Church (HBC) in Hamilton, VA, Bible Study Fellowship and the HBC Woman’s Ministry Leadership.
Renee was a veteran of the United States Navy and U.S. Navy Reserves, serving as an Air Traffic Controller and special assistant to the COO of U.S. Naval Air Station, Jacksonville FL. After an Honorable Discharge, she worked for Eastern Airlines, as a Ticket Agent, Hostess of the Ionosphere Club and later Chief Agent at BWI Airport. Following these assignments she worked as a SATO Travel Agent at Aberdeen Proving Grounds and Walter Reed Hospital.
Renee was an avid reader, loved gardening, sewing, arts and crafts and international travel. Renee cherished her time with all of her family and many lifelong friends. She was a loving mother devoted to her son CJ; he was the joy in her life.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her brother, Tom W. Freeman.
Renee is survived by her husband of 51 years, Charles C Sander; son, Charles C Sander Jr. (CJ) of Ashburn, VA; brothers, Tim Freeman of Fallston, MD, Mark Freeman, Bel Air, MD, and Jim Freeman, Jarrettsville MD; and a host of cousins, nephews and nieces.
A memorial service will be held at Hamilton Baptist Church in Hamilton, VA at a future date. In lieu of flowers or cards, Renee requested that contributions be made in her name to the Hospice of Cumberland County, 30 East Adams Street Crossville, TN 38555 “A Non-Profit Organization”