Miles Joseph Saunders

  • Born: April 12, 2000
  • Died: August 27, 2017
  • Location: Marietta, Georgia

Southern Cremations & Funerals at Cheatham Hill Memorial Park

1861 Dallas Highway SW
Marietta, GA 30064
Tel. (770) 919-7100

Tribute & Message From The Family

Miles Joseph Saunders, 17, of Marietta, GA, went to his Heavenly home August 27, 2017. He was born April 12, 2000 in Atlanta, GA, the son of Pelin Demirel and Frederick Saunders.

Miles was a member of Divine Order Church, where he was an active participant in the Beta Seals Boys Ministry as well as a helper on the Hospitality Ministry.
Miles loved skateboarding, video games, listening to music, and spending time with his family and friends. He was adventurous, outgoing, and never met a stranger.

We will always remember his infectious smile and his loving, caring personality.

Miles is survived by his parents Pelin Demirel of Marietta, GA and Frederick (Tosha) Saunders of Acworth, GA; his sisters, Kierra and Eva Saunders; brother, William Saunders; brother in law, Marcquade Wilson, Sr.; nephew, Marcquade Wilson, Jr.; and nieces, Marianna and Mia Wilson. He also leaves his paternal grandparents, Wallace and Mary Saunders of Danville, VA and his maternal grandparents, Babar and Havva Rana of Nuremburg, Germany. He is also survived by his girlfriend, Alyssa White and host of aunts, uncles, and cousins.

Funeral arrangements are being handled by Southern Cremations & Funerals at Cheatham Hill in Marietta. There will be a private viewing for the family. The funeral will be held at 1pm on Sunday, September 3rd at Divine Order Church in Marietta.


Condolence & Memory Journal

i remember living in harmony meadows and there was like a cut to the house where you hung out with your freinds and you seen me one day and we just started hanging out and became freinds ! that was so long ago . i miss you kid .

Posted by selena romero - marietta, GA   April 09, 2018

ill never forget the times we had miles... i miss you big bro... i just want to see you so we can do our handshake one more time. i love you big bro ill see you soon

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My son - you were ripped from me and from so many others. But I want to believe that you are somewhere else better now, just waiting for us to get there too. It's hard to breathe, eat or sleep without you here my love. I miss you soooooo much. Mom

Posted by Pelin Demirel - Marietta, GA - mother   September 14, 2017

I meet Miles at basketball camp and he was such a nice person. He taught me how to shoot the ball and when I didn't understand how to play he would encourage me to keep going and not give up. He was one of my only friends there and he would always put a smile on my face and positively influenced those around him. Knowing that he is no longer on this earth has really impacted me and I can't imagine the grief his family feels. R.I.P miles I'll be praying for you and your family.

Posted by Alyssa Collins - Marietta, GA - Friend   September 10, 2017

truly upset that someone so young was taken away at such a young age it's heartbreaking to hear that, he had a life meant for him, I pray for the family it's something no one could ever imagine I may be a stranger but I pray for the family and friends who are mourning

Posted by Presley Ortiz - San Antonio, TX   September 03, 2017

Miles was one of the nicest people I met at swift Cantrell skate park I was just a 5 foot 3 inches kid with glasses and a helmet and Miles came up to me and asked me if I wanted to try a trick with him and play a game of skate and he always encouraged me to do better a step out of my comfort zone and learn new tricks he never cared about being cool he was just a really nice person but I know he's with god now and I hope his family can get through this I'm sure it hard. R.I.P Miles.

Posted by Hudson Baxley - Kennesaw, GA - friend   September 03, 2017

Such a beautiful person, he left this work too soon. Rest in paradise, friend.

Posted by Anon Anon - Orlando, FL   September 03, 2017

RIP Miles, you were truly an Angel! You always cheered people up when they were down! Yoh always made me smile and laugh when we had class together! You didn't deserve this.. Fly high love ❤

Posted by Alexis Long - Marietta, GA - Friend   September 03, 2017

My families hearts are with you and your family.May your memories of Miles give you peace and comfort.

Posted by Felicia Lightfoot - Blue Springs, MO - Friend   September 03, 2017

"Our prayers go out to you Saunders Family in your time of mourning." Stay strong in our Lord & Savior Jesus Christ. I know this is much of a trying time but do know that Miles is in a much bettter place with our Lord & Savior Jesus Christ. 2 Corninthians 5:8 To be absent in the body, and to be present with the Lord. God Bless y'all.

Posted by Nina Ballard - Marietta, GA - Acquaintance   September 03, 2017

Heartfelt sympathy to the family.

Posted by Valerie Etheridge - KENNESAW, GA - Teacher   September 02, 2017

My deepest sympathies to you all right in your time of greif.I may not see my family but I truly Love each and everyone of you. This has touch my heart more than you could imagine. Rick you know I love you I always have. I'm praying for a healing for everyone. RIP Miles you will be in our hearts forever.

Posted by TConya Best - Danville - Family   September 02, 2017

Miles, the time went by... too quickly... we didn't get enough of your infectious smile and your personality you are being missed by everyone. God needed you home, you've done a lot of good, know this is true you've touched many hearts. RIP.

Posted by T W    September 01, 2017

Miles you will forever be apart of my heart. I miss you kid.

Posted by Melyssa Hill - Marietta - Family Friend   September 01, 2017

Fly high fam... We love you..

Posted by Chris Cobbs - Ringgold, VA - Family   September 01, 2017

So sorry for your loss, may God provide comfort and understanding during these difficult days to come!!!

Posted by Karen Garland - Ringgold, VA - Family Friend   September 01, 2017

Miles I am gonna miss you so much your spirit will always be with me

Posted by Latifa Carter - Family   September 01, 2017

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