John Anderson

Published 12:00 am Monday, August 2, 2010

John M. Anderson died July 24, 2010. Funeral services will be held Sunday, Aug. 1, 2010 at 2 p.m. at New Hope Valley Baptist Church in Luverne with Rev. Jonas Rogers officiating.
Burial will follow at New Hope Valley Church cemetary.
Pallbearers will be Terrance Anderson, Davionne Anderson, Derrick Anderson, Sr., Patrick Anderson, Davionne Anderson, Jr., Sherrard Graham, Gerrard Graham and Derrick Anderson, Jr. Honorary pallbearers will be Keith Graham, Ricardo Anderson and Timothy Anderson.
Flower bearers will be Janella Anderson, Monique Anderson, Valencia Stringer and Symone Stringer.
John M. Anderson was born the fourteenth child of Thomas Anderson and Lula Davis on May 20, 1912. He received Christ under the leadership of G. W. Gray at New Hope Valley Baptist Church at the age of seven. He met and married Ella Kate Toles on February 24, 1935. To this union were born Willie, Gussie, Sanford, and Clara. Also another son Jessie Canty, was born prior to this union.
He was a beloved father, grandfather, great grandfather, great-great grandfather and wonderful friend. He was a strong Christian man and a loyal friend. He was known for saying what he meant and meaning what he said. He loved gardening, fishing, and traveling. He always looked forward to attending the Crenshaw County Alabama Families Reunion.
Grand-daddy was an excellent grandfather, he taught us many wonderful life lessons whether we wanted to learn them or not. He never missed an opportunity to teach and enrich the lives around him.
He leaves to cherish his memories: one sister, Lizzie Mae McDonald, four children, seventeen grandchildren, thirty-five great grandchildren, six great-great grandchildren, and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
He was a Prince Hall Mason.
He was preceded in death by one son, parents and sixteen brothers and sisters.

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