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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

Grad, Southwestern University, Waxahachie, TX
Missionary, Assemblies of God
Born: Polk County, TX, 11 Jul 1926

Personal Note: Mardria was my pastor's wife (57 years) when growing up. I communicated over the years although distance and circumstance separated us at times. Mardria was faithful to God, her church, & her family. She always had an ear to listen with a heart full of love. I miss her very much.

Father: Elbert Newton Dickens, Military, (Born: 19 Aug 1891, TX) S/o Earnest A Dicken (Born: 1871, TX) & Sarah E Dicken (Born: 1871, TX)

Mother: Allie Eudora "Dora" Swearingen Dickens (Born: 19 Aug 1893, TX - 05 Nov 1951, 59 years 6 months 25 days, Livingston, Polk, TX) D/o Andrew P. Swearingen & Paralee Wooley

Siblings: Sarah Louise Dickens Hughes, Bookkeeper, Member, Midway Community Church, (B: 14 Jul 1916, Polk Co., TX - Died: 06 Oct 2003, age 87, Tyler County Hospital, Woodville, Tyler Co., TX; Funeral Director: Riley Funeral Home, Tyler County; Funeral: 09 Oct 2003, 10 a.m., Midway Community Church, Brother Robert Smith officiating; Burial: Midway Cemetery, Livingston, Polk, TX), Esca Newton Dickens (B: 24/5 May 1918, Polk, TX - Feb 1984, age 87, Tyler, TX), Leon D. Dickens (B: 05 Feb 1914 - 01 May 2001, Polk, TX), Jacob Dickens (deceased), Paralee D. Harper (B: 12 October 1923, Polk, TX - 31 May 2005, Houston, Harris, TX), Raymond Ernest Dickens (B: 05 February 1925, Polk, TX - 30 November 2006, Leon, TX)(Mary) of Beaumont, Titus Dickens (B: 30 October 1929, Polk, TX - 16 September 2005, Galveston, TX)(Kathy) of Hitchcock

Married (57 years): James Hardy Anderson 19 Aug 1922, TX - 11 Jan 2005, TX; Memorial: First Assemblies of God, 5309 Rhones Quarter Rd, Tyler, TX; Burial: Union Cemetery, Smith County, TX)

Children: 4 Lving
Son-in-Laws: 4 Living

Grandchildren: 5 Living
Great-grandchildren: 5 Living

Bio: Mardria and Rev. Jim 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 disciplining. Mardria 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 knew 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.

Went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, October 10th, 2010 at Carilion Giles Community Hospital in Pearisburg, VA
Arrangements: Waxahachie Funeral Home, Waxahachie, TX, and Riffe's Funeral Service, Narrows, VA

Visitation: Friday 15 Oct 2010, 6:30-8:00 PM, Waxahachie Funeral Home, 1201 W 287 By-pass Waxahachie TX

Funeral: Saturday, 16 Oct 2010, the Assembly of God, Lindale, Tyler Metro., Smith, Texas, USA

Burial: Union Chapel Cemetery, Smith County, TX
 (bio by: Glenn Ellis) 
Family links: 
  James Hardy Anderson (1922 - 2005)
Union Chapel Cemetery
Garden Valley
Smith County
Texas, USA
Maintained by: Bonnie
Originally Created by: Sue Kyser
Record added: Jul 24, 2007
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Mardria Maurie <i>Dickens</i> Anderson
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With her Loving Savior Jesus
- Glenn Ellis
 Added: Sep. 10, 2011
To A Precious Person I will miss our conversing
- Glenn Ellis
 Added: Feb. 28, 2011

- Bonnie
 Added: Nov. 13, 2014
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