|Birth: ||Mar. 1, 1930|
|Death: ||Aug. 15, 2009|
Betty Jean Anderson, the widow of Sylvester Anderson, was born in the Dunbar Community to Ruthie Mae Francis and Earnest Lornes March 1, 1930. Following a sudden illness Saturday, Aug. 15, 2009, while a patient in an Oklahoma City hospital, the Lord granted her rest. She was 79 years, 5 months and 15 days old.
Mrs. Anderson grew up in the Dunbar Community. She lived her entire life in Love and Carter Counties. She accepted Christ as Lord and Savior of her life and was a longtime member at Mt. Zion Baptist Church where she attended faithfully until ill health prevented. Her work history includes many places of employment. In 1991, she retired from the Holiday Inn.
She possessed great skills in the culinary arts. Her sweet potato pies brought her fame, even after her vision failed. Other pastimes included fishing and gardening.
She was preceded in death by her spouse, parents, stepfather, Benny Francis; stepchildren, Maceo Anderson, Lucille Nash and Earline Houston; and step-grandsons, Gerald Anderson and Perry Anderson. She leaves to forever cherish precious memories five children and their spouses: Betty and Louis Banks, Ardmore; Delbert and Sheila Hamilton, Gainesville, Texas; Mittie and Johnny Culp, Wichita Falls, Texas; Ann and Barry Scott, Oklahoma City and Alice and John Dinwiddie, Ardmore; stepchildren and spouses, Zelto and Joyce Anderson, Ardmore, Georgia and John Johnson, Oklahoma City; 15 grandchildren, 37 great-grandchildren; two aunts, Virginia Cantley, Ardmore and Janet Rambo, Marietta; and many other relatives, which include a very special cousin, LaWanda Lornes-Spencer, Denver.
Funeral services will be at 11 a.m., Thursday, Aug. 20 at Mt. Zion Baptist Church. Her final resting place will be in Dunbar Cemetery in Love County. Rev. Fred Johnson will officiate and Pastor Lawrence Anderson will give the eulogy. Honorary bearers are members of the Mt. Zion Brotherhood and Women Mission. Active bearers are Barry Scott, Johnny Culp, John Dinwiddie Sr., John Dinwiddie Jr., Robert Walker and Darrell Anderson.
Services are entrusted to the care of Kirk Funeral Home. Visitation will begin today in the funeral home chapel at 10 a.m. Condolences may be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Created by: Sharon Rhoades
Record added: Aug 18, 2009
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