It is with profound sadness that we announce the loss of Marie Sanders.

She was more than a coffee shop proprietor. She was the heart and soul of Orchard Hill, a truly remarkable individual – always going above and beyond to help others and positively impact the community.

Not only was she the backbone of Black Smoke Coffee, but the community as a whole – always leading by example and inspiring those around her to strive for excellence.

Her legacy will live on through the countless lives she touched and the countless individuals she helped throughout her lifetime. Marie will forever be remembered as a kind, compassionate, and generous soul who made the world a better place. We are grateful for our time with her and will always hold her memory close to our hearts. Rest in peace, Sweet Marie.