Family announces funeral services for Clarissa Saunders, mother of US Olympian Raven Saunders

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CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCBD) – U.S. Olympian Raven Saunders and her family announced funeral services for their mother, Clarissa Saunders.

Clarissa, 50, passed away three days after watching her daughter, Raven, earn a silver medal in Tokyo. She was attending a watch party in Orlando days before.

There will be a viewing on Wednesday from 6:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. at Palmetto Mortuary.

The funeral service will take place at Royal Missionary Baptist Church on Thursday at noon.

Members of the community are welcome to attend. Masks are required for all services.

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