Junius Lee Sauls age 75 of 109 Randall Place was born in Wayne County, North Carolina on October 23, 1942 to the late Leamon Sauls and Kara Potts. Suddenly on Thursday, February 15, 2018 Junius answered to the call from his Master. He was preceded in death by his father Leamon Sauls; mother Kara Potts Sauls; sisters Jean Sauls-Reid, Lessie Bass, Helen Bass Jones, Belinda Bass Joyner and; brother William Bass
Junius was educated in the Wayne County Public School system and received his high school diploma from Norwayne Training school in 1961. After graduation, he enlisted and honorably served his country in the United States Army. Always a hard worker, Junius had many jobs in his lifetime after being honorably discharged from the service. He worked at Maid-Rite Bakery, Coble Dairy, Advanced Auto Parts for several years and retired from Cherry Hospital Center with thirty years of State service. He was a dedicated member of Union Grove Free Will Baptist Church in Stantonsburg, NC where he served faithfully as Deacon for several years.
Junius was soft spoken and had an easy-going spirit and personality. He enjoyed spending time with family and friends, attending church, sitting around laughing and joking having fun. As a sport enthusiast, he enjoyed attending and watching sports events especially basketball and baseball. More than anything, he just enjoyed a good competitive sporting game. In his earlier years, he enjoyed playing sports as he was a member of Norwayne’s basketball team.
Junius was self-taught expert in the scientific mechanical engineering. He was grifted with a keen of sound for precision auto engineering, thus he could narrow the source of engine problems by using his rigorous elimination process and perseverance for resolution. Even though his desire in the science of mechanic engineering, his dream was art of painting and restoring cars.
Junius leaves to cherish a special friend and companion Vivian Coley of the home; his three daughters Yana Crawford (Dwayne) of Dumfries, VA; Lashaunda Carter (Jason) Pikeville, NC; Crystal Jones (Rodney) of Greenville, NC and three sons: Eric Sauls of Dumfries, VA – LaTanya Sauls; Reginald Sauls (Angela) of Greenville, NC; Montrice Harvey (Cheryl) of Dudley, NC. fourteen grandchildren: Shalamar Smith (Sara), Shatara Crawford, Brittany Crawford, Courtney Blackman, Ashley Sauls, Tori Sauls, Eric Sauls, Quianti Payne, Quaray Payne, Bree Jones, Jay Carter, Amelia Sauls, Zion Carter, Janae Carter and six great grand-children: Ariel Colon-Lopez, Jada Manning, Aaleyah Rodriguez, Cameron and Haelyn Blackman and DJ Jackson.
Two sisters and three brothers: Leatrice Bass Woodard of Fremont, NC and Dalphine Sauls (Freddie) Bynum of Stantonsburg, NC and Howard Bass of Goldsboro, NC; James Earl (Cynthia) Bass, of Goldsboro, NC and Ricky Bass of Angier, NC.
Three aunts: Aunt Roxie Potts Braswell, Aunt Catherine Waugh and Aunt Clara Johnson
Junius helped raise the six kids of his sister Jean Sauls-Reid: Harold (Frances) Reid of Portsmouth, VA; Sandra Winn of Goldsboro, NC; Angela (Marvin) Parks of LaGrange, NC; Maxine (Thomas) Patrick of Goldsboro, NC; Franklin (Theresa) Reid of Jacksonville, FL and the late Ronnie Reid.
He also leaves behind a host of aunts, uncle, nieces, nephews, other relative.
Junius also leaves behind Shawn Tate (mentee) and the Coley Family: Evonne Coley, Tracy Coley (Samoan), Lonnie Coley(Tharon), Trayvion and Samoria Coley, Shakia Bradshaw, Eli, Uniquewa and a special buddy Lemuel Raynor.