Ellen Martin-Sanders was born on Wednesday, August 30, 1939 in Goldsboro, North Carolina, to Annie B. Sanders and Cal Sanders they preceded her in death. On Tuesday, October 1, 2019 Ellen Martin-Sanders a loving mother, sister, aunt, and
grandmother transitioned after a long term illness in Norfolk, Virginia. Ellen Martin-Sanders worked as a cook in various restaurants. Ellen was surrounded by devoted a host of, nieces, nephews, grandchildren, great grandchildren and friends to help carry on her memory. Ellen Martin-Sanders had seven children, she is survived by her daughter Ann McCray, daughter Annala d Diors, son Archie Sanders (Doretha), and son Ronnie Headen.
She was preceded in death by, son Alfonso Hayes, daughter Rhonda Headen, and son Danny Headen. Ellen Martin-Sanders will be forever remembered by her sister Irene Sanders, sister Mary Hayes, sister Elaine Hayes, brother Albert Hayes, brother John R. Hayes, and brother Henry L. Hayes (Qudsia). She was preceded in death by sister Geraldine Sanders, and brother John Henry Hayes.
Ellen left this earth, but she lived a full and busy life.