Tyrel Quentin Lee Saunders, 20, of Zanesville, Ohio, was violently taken from his loving family and friends Friday, July 23, 2021. Tyrel was born July 25, 2000 in Zanesville, son of Kimberly (Hardin) Saunders and Terry L. Saunders, Sr. Tyrel was welcomed into Paradise by his beloved brother, Tyler Hardin; his maternal grandfather, Walter Hardin, Jr.; his paternal grandparents, Delbert Saunders, Sr. and Sarah (Donald) Lee; and an uncle, Stephon Saunders.
Tyrel leaves to cherish his memory, his loving and dedicated mother, Kim Saunders; his father, Terry Saunders, Sr.; his siblings, Tilford Saunders, of Alabama, Terry "T.J." Saunders, Jr., of Newark, Evander Saunders, of Columbus, and Tanner Saunders, of Zanesville; maternal grandmother, Loretta "Granmama" Hardin; numerous nieces and nephews, including a special niece, Markia Hardin; several aunts and uncles including special mentions, Von (Debra) Hardin, of Kansas, Adrian Hardin, of Zanesville, and Teresa Saunders, of Zanesville; several great-aunts and uncles many cousins; second parents, Sharon "TT" and Larry Young; innumerable friends, including Garland Lewis, Malik Lewis, Mookie Lewis, Eli Stribblin, Chad Kennedy, SaunDiego Williams, Jadel Draughn, Lauren Chandler, Maddie Chandler, Adrianna Gibson, Kayonna Murphy, Chad Hartman and Jonelle Allender; as well as many, many other people who loved him dearly.
Tyrel was a 2018 graduate of Zanesville Community High School. In his younger days he was known to play sports, such as basketball. Tyrel was very loving and he enjoyed time spent with his family and friends. He always enjoyed helping to care of his friends' children, especially Journey. In his free time, Tyrel would often play his PlayStation with his friends. He kept people laughing, and it was hard not to catch his huge, infectious smile. Tyrel had a personality that brought joy to others, he was the life of the party. He will be deeply missed by many.
Per the family's wishes, no public services are to be held. Tyrel will be laid to rest near his brother at a later date. BURRELL FUNERAL SERVICES is serving the family.
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