Saundra L. Flowers

September 16, 1954 ‒ October 23, 2020

Mount Vernon, Ohio

Heaven gained an Angel on October 23rd, 2020, Saundra L. Flowers, loving mother and mawmaw passed away at the age of 66, surrounded by her children.   Saundra was born on September 16th, 1954 in Mount Vernon, Ohio to the late Ralph M. Brooks and Clara M. Brooks (Cox).  Her love for the Lord lead her into The Salvation Army Ministry, where she served the Lord and shared his word.  She was a lifelong member of The Mount Vernon Salvation Army. Her greatest joy came from her children and grandchildren who she shared her love for the zoo and astronomy.

She is survived by two daughters, Rachel (Nento) Baawine, Hayley (Chris) Flowers-Kreps, of Mount Vernon; son, Charles (Joelle) Flowers of Mineral City.  Grandchildren; Tre Flowers, Makenzie Flowers, Harper Flowers, Atticus Baawine, Charlie Flowers and Kolton Patterson.

A memorial will be held Saturday, October 31st, 2020 at 1:00pm in The Salvation Army of Mount Vernon with Captain Christin Moretz.  Friends and Family may visit beginning at 12:00pm.

Memorial Contributions may be made to The American Heart Association, Columbus Metro, 5455 N. High Street, Columbus, Ohio 43214.

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  • I am so sorry to hear of Saundra’s passing. I have worked with her for 14 years and will miss her very much.

  • So very sorry to hear this. I’ve only know Saundra for the last 5 years and this crazy year of 2020 we’ve become closer talking every work day. My heart is breaking for her family especially her grandchildren which were her world. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you. I will miss her so very much.

  • My heart goes out to Saundra’s family. I worked with Saundra 11 years and we had a lot of conversations. She spoke fondly of her children, grandchildren, and cat so often that I felt like I knew them. I cannot express how sorry I am for their loss. She was a great lady and I will truly miss her.

  • She will forever be dear to me. My condolences for those closest to her and all her babies. Love and hugs to you all from Nashville Tennessee!

  • I grew up with Saundra. We first met when we were neighbors in grade school and became good friends. I know she will be greatly missed. My prayers are with her family during this time. Until we meet again, Saundra!

  • I have known Saundra since she was an Officer stationed in Toledo, Ohio. She was a good friend, that I didn’t get to see or talk to as much as I would have liked. I would see postings and things on Facebook, and think back to those good times when she was here. I will miss her dearly. Prayers are going out for Rachel, Hayley and Trey along with all of the grandchildren and friends she has left behind. II know that she is with our Lord and Savior where there is no more pain. Only great times with loved ones gone on before her.

  • I am so sorry to hear about the passing of Saundra. She was someone I worked with for eight years, we spent countless hours together, we shared a ton of laughs and there are so many memories. She was a very strong, independent and courageous woman, who will be dearly missed. My condolences to the family, I’m so sorry for your loss.

  • Saundra was a great woman. She definitely loved her family. She will be missed! Be assured of our prayers for the family in the days ahead. Never easy to lose a mom and grandma. With love, Karen and Bob Bender

  • Saundra was a one in a million person i was so lucky to call my friend. i just want to let Rachel ,Hayley And Trey know my love and prayers are with them in there time of morning.

  • My heart is heavy to hear of Saundra’s passing!! She was certainly a Special Sweet Soul!!
    I have known her since kindergarten at Columbia School.
    She was one of the kindest people I have ever known.
    Condolences to the Family of this great loss. I know she will be greatly missed by all that knew her!!

  • 🙏💙🙏
    Met Ralph, Clara and Saundra at the SA, when I was a Bible College student ‘73-78. She was a true friend and a kind soul, who loved the Lord and her Family.

  • I had the pleasure of working with Saundra and she was such a kind soul! I am very sorry to hear of her passing and my thoughts and prayers are with her children and grandchildren. You all meant so much to her!!

  • Very sorry to hear of Saundra’s passing. She was a childhood friend and fellow Mount Vernon High School classmate. Glad I was able to get to know her again when I relocated back to Mount Vernon 15 years ago. May God Bless her family during this time.

  • Saundra is a beautiful soul filled with so much joy for the Lord. I will always admire her for that. My heart is heavy for Rachel, Hayley, and Trey who love her very much. Sending lots of love, comfort, and compassion ❤️💕

  • My sister, Vickie, and I were saddened to learn of Saundra’s passing. She has been a longtime friend, even before junior high school days, and was a classmate of mine in the Class of ‘72.
    I always enjoyed her – her smile, quiet demeanor, and love for her family was truly evident.
    Her devotion to the workings of the Salvation Army was always evident as she served the Lord.

    Thoughts and prayers are with all of her family. Keep beautiful memories alive in your hearts.

    Roger Marra
    Vickie Marra

  • I was from Mansfield and Saundra from Mt Vernon. In Sept. 1973 we both went to The Salvation Army School in N.Y. and there we first met. We immediately became great friends! Saundra was always Christlike, loving and caring to all around her.

    Hard to know what to say other than Saundras children and grandchildren were her priority and greatest human love.

    I know I will see her again soon and we will have a great “Soldiers of the Cross” reunion.

    So sad that I can not be in Ohio for the service but will be praying for her family.

    Blessings and Prayers –
    Jennifer Bosh Helpard

  • I worked with Saundra for 3 years and she always made my day at work. I will miss her dearly. My prayers are with her family at this time of sorrow.

  • What a wonderful woman. I’ve worked with Saundra since 2011, and she was always a welcoming voice and friendly face at the office. God bless her and her family.