Brian Michael Saunders

  • Born: July 16, 1978
  • Died: May 17, 2017
  • Location: Hanahan, South Carolina

J. Henry Stuhr Mount Pleasant Chapel

1494 Mathis Ferry Road
Mount Pleasant, SC 29464

Tel. (843) 881-9293

Tribute & Message From The Family

Brian Michael Saunders, 38, of Hanahan, South Carolina, husband of Malory Howard Saunders passed away Wednesday, May 17, 2017. His Celebration of Life will be announced. Interment will be at a later date. Arrangements by J. HENRY STUHR, INC. Mount Pleasant CHAPEL.

Brian was born July 16, 1978 in Long Island, New York, son of John Henry Saunders and Alice Helena Tikkinen Saunders. He was a 2001 graduate of the College of Charleston and worked as a server in the food and beverage industry. He was a drummer in the band "Permanent Vacation" and attended Seacoast Church in Mount Pleasant. Brian was a loving husband, father, son, brother and friend who will be deeply missed. Brian never met a stranger and adored his family and friends. He made time spent with them number one and always reminded everyone how important it is to smile. Brian loved to rock and roll and was the best dad and husband his family could have wished for.

He is survived by his wife of six years, Malory Saunders and two daughters, Mackenzie Autumn Saunders and Molly Aileen Saunders, all of Hanahan, SC; father and mother, John and Alice Saunders of Mt. Pleasant, SC; brother, Kevin Saunders of Mt. Pleasant, SC; sister, Laura Long (Joseph) of Simpsonville, SC; two brothers-in-law, Lee Howard (Katie) of Mt. Pleasant, SC and Adam Howard (Nicole) of Columbus, GA; niece, Amelia Long; and four nephews, Maddux Saunders, Trey Howard, Graham Howard and Hugh Howard.

A small private service is planned for Saturday at 11AM. A celebration of his life is open for all to attend, on Sunday at noon, at the Wild Wing Cafe on Coleman Blvd.


Condolence & Memory Journal

Hi Mallory. I am so sorry for your loss. I can't imagine. Brian waited on me diligently and shared ultrasound pics of your first born. I have moved back to Columbia to be close to my aging parents. I lost my oldest son at the age of 20. Brian knew this and always had encouraging words. What do you need for you and your babies? I would like to make a direct contribution if needed. Please call if I can
Be an objective sounding board a sincere offer. My heart is broken as I'm sure yours is. Maybe I can help. Maybe not. I'm 53 so I'm old. Please let me in. All my love for healing and finding happiness again. God bless! My # is 843-200-9508.

Posted by Terri Massey - Columbia, SC   October 07, 2017


John and Alice, I cannot imagine the pain that your family is going through. I know what a great parents and grandparents you are and how much you love them all. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Posted by Sheryl Bidwell - Mount Pleasant, SC - coworker   May 22, 2017

My heart breaks for all of you. I have many wonderful & funny memories of both Brian & Kevin hanging out in my house when they were teenagers. May God watch over all of you and grant you the peace you need. Brian is in good hands now and will be watching over his girls from Heaven.

Posted by Janet ROZANSKI - Wilmington, NC - Friend   May 20, 2017

Dear Malory, I am so sorry for your loss. I didn't know Brian, but because you loved him, he had to be a very special man. Your family is in our thoughts and prayers.

Posted by Vicki & Tori Loarte - Ft. Myers, FL - Friend   May 20, 2017

Dear Saunders Family, I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

Posted by Laura De La Maza - Mt. Pleasant, SC - Coworker   May 19, 2017


Brian was my coworker, roommate, and friend. We lost touch somewhere along the way and I will always regret that. He will remain one of funniest and most talented people I've ever known. My thoughts and prayers are with the Saunders, Permanent Vacation, and the Wild Wing family.

Posted by Kristin Blum - Friend   May 19, 2017

I can't imagine the depth of your pain. He was always smiling and so kind. I will continue to pray for your family.

Posted by Linda Page - Mount Pleasant, SC - Friend   May 19, 2017

My heart is heavy with this news. Many prayers and goodness being sent to family. God bless.

Posted by Cecile Kimball - Mount pleasant, SC - Friend   May 19, 2017

I am so sad to hear this news. You all are in my thoughts and prayers.

Posted by Liz Fennelly - Wilmington, NC - Friend   May 19, 2017



Brian loved you with all his being. There was never a day you, Mackenzie, and Molly were not in his thoughts. He was a great dad, a loving husband in sickness and in health. He would want you to smile and celebrate his life and the memories y'all shared together.

Posted by Karen Prevo - Summerville, SC - Family Friend   May 19, 2017


May God Bless Brian and his Family.

Posted by Mat Armstrong - Mt. Pleasant, SC   May 19, 2017

Nothing can ever prepare us for such a loss. My thoyghts and prayers are with you Malory and your family. My heart aches for you and you are in my prayers. Try to be strong and take one day at a time. God will help you through.I am so sorry for your sorrow.

Posted by CYNTHIA RAWLS - North Charleston, SC - Coworker   May 19, 2017

We are so sad and praying for you all. We were thankful to having amazing neighbors.

Posted by Chris and Kristen Brace - Hanahan, SC - Neighbor   May 18, 2017

Family Album

The Saunders family