Leilani Kay Saunders
Leilani Kay Saunders of Sulphur died on May 11, 2023, in Shawnee, at the age of 59 years, 5 months and 4 days. She was born on Dec. 7. 1963, in Orange County, Calif. to Albert Nason Saunders and Sharon Rae (Nickel) Saunders. She moved to Sulphur in 1977, where she lived most of her life. She graduated from Sulphur High School in 1983 and attended East Central University in Ada. Saunder’s first job was at Archie’s Cafe, she later worked as a Nanny and eventually at the Pauls Valley State School. Her love for people made her perfect for this job. She loved her clients and enjoyed taking them to festivals and other outings.She became a foster parent in 1997 and realized her dream of being a mom. Her greatest accomplishment was her children Lacey Dawn and Damian James but her greatest joy were her grandchildren.Saunders is survived by her dad Albert and wife Gerry of Florida; 4 brothers: Jeff Saunders Robert Graves both of Sulphur; Joey Saunders of North Carolina and James Saunders of Florida; 2 sisters: Shannan Collier of Florida Heather Thomas of North Carolina; daughter: Lacey Quinten of Sulphur; son: Damian Saunders of Sulphur; 3 Granddaughters; Kamree, Maelee and Huntlee; and 1 great-grandson: LangstonMemorial Services were May 19, 2023, at Faith Center Church with Pastor Craig Lemley officiating.Arrangements by DeArman Funeral Home of Sulphur. Online condolences may be sent to www.dearmanfuneralhome.com.