|Birth: ||Nov. 24, 1918|
|Death: ||Dec. 11, 2010|
A precious lady, Genevieve Ivey Anderson, 92, of Paris, was carried on angel wings to her heavenly home at 4:31 AM, Saturday, December 11, 2010 at Paris Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. Funeral services are set for 2:00 PM, Tuesday, December 14, 2010 in the chapel of Fry & Gibbs Funeral Home with Rev. Jack Graham officiating. Burial will be in Evergreen Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 1:00-2:00 PM prior to the service. Fry & Gibbs Funeral Home has charge of the arrangements.
She was born to Edgar and Tinnie Mayo Ivey November 24, 1918. In later years, she experienced a combination of health problems among which was sudden loss of sight in December 2009. Her gentle, loving spirit was experienced daily by her husband, Thomas Robert Anderson. They dated for two years and were married December 10, 1937 in Paris. He died September 14, 2010 after 72 years of marriage. She loved and had a close relationship with family and many friends. She kept contact with her church friends from First Baptist Church of Paris and with others from their spending many years in Dallas and several years in Metairie, Louisiana. She was a devoted housewife, enjoyed her favorite television programs, and reading the local newspaper. Her Bible was always close by for reference or study. In earlier years she enjoyed knitting, crocheting, cooking, sewing, and playing the piano for her own enjoyment or for her Sunday school department. They traveled many miles with their Silver Streak RV trailer group and continued friendships even after they were no longer able to travel. Gennie, as she was affectionately called, loved having friends drop in to visit or call her on the telephone. She would, in her gracious spirit, thank them for coming and most often say "remember, I love you".
She was preceded in death by her parents; her sister and brother-in-law, Evelyn Ivey Stringfellow and Billy Stringfellow. She is survived by nieces, Pam Stringfellow Brixey and husband, Mark of Allen, Elaine Warren Brewer and husband, Carl of Sugar Land, Charlene Brown Cope and husband, Bob of Waxahachie; a nephew, Jim Stringfellow and wife, Louise of Carrollton; six great-nephews; and two great-nieces.
She was blessed by loving, faithful, supportive visits and care by a cousin, Pat Shelton; friends, Pat and Glen Books, Julia and H.A. "Buddy" Hussey, and Ruth Ann King as well as many others who visited and prayerfully supported her and the family during the many months of decline. The family appreciates the daily care of Paris Nursing and Rehabilitation Center and Legacy Hospice and is indebted to all who shared in reaching out to help make her days brighter and more comfortable.
Pallbearers will be Billy Stringfellow, Richard Stringfellow, Jared Brixey, Ronald Cope, Jim Stringfellow, and H.A. "Buddy" Hussey.
If desired, memorials may be made to the First Baptist Church of Paris.
Thomas R. Anderson (1918 - 2010)
Created by: Carol Pagitt Hammack
Record added: Dec 12, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 62857256