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Mardria Maurie Dickens Anderson
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Birth: Jul. 11, 1926
Polk County
Texas, USA
Death: Oct. 10, 2010
Giles County
Virginia, USA

Mardria Maurie Dickens Anderson, 84 of Narrows went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, October 10th, 2010 at Carilion Giles Community Hospital in Pearisburg.

She was born in Polk County, Texas on July 11th, 1926, and was the daughter of the late Elbert Newton and Eudora Swearengin Dickens. In addition to her mother and father, she was preceded in death by her husband of 57 years, James Hardy Anderson; a grandson, Timothy Paul Dixon; and six brothers and sisters.

She and her husband lived an entire lifetime serving others. They both ministered as missionaries throughout Asia and the Far East for over 40 years, starting orphanages, schools, feeding programs, teaching, training and discipling. She also taught several Biblical study courses at Southwestern India Bible College. Her love of people was reflected by the many friendships she formed wherever she went. She never new a stranger and no matter who she made contact with; they left her presence feeling better than they were before. Her vast knowledge of the Bible was encouraging to her family and her many friends. Wherever she went, she made a positive impact for Christ. She graduated from Southwestern University in Waxahachie, Texas.

Left to cherish her memory are three daughters, Melodye Dixon and husband Paul of Jackson, Tennessee, Rebecca Jafrani of Hot Springs, Arkansas, Joy West and husband Fred of Narrows; a son, James Anderson, Jr. and wife Tami of Tyler, Texas; nine grandchildren, Tammie Trinidad, Faith Dixon, Heather Freeman, Ryan Jafrani, Tabitha Lesmiester, Christian Anderson, Erica Anderson, Tyler West and Katherine Anderson; two great-grandchildren, Kiara and Caleb Trinidad; many nieces, nephews, cousins, and special friends.

Funeral services will be held Saturday, October 16th, 2010 at the Assembly of God in Lindale, Texas with burial following in the Union Chapel Cemetery in Van, Texas. The family is being served by Waxahachie Funeral Home in Waxahachie, Texas, and Riffe's Funeral Service in Narrows. Online condolence messages to the family can be sent to

Union Chapel Cemetery
Van Zandt County
Texas, USA
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Record added: Oct 15, 2010
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Mardria Maurie <i>Dickens</i> Anderson
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Mrs. Anderson is buried in Union Chapel Cemetery in Smith County, TX where the cemetery is actually located.
 Added: Apr. 14, 2011

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