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Willie Mae Anderson

April 18, 1923 — September 22, 2014

Life and Legacy of Sister Willie Mae Anderson Who can find a virtuous woman? For her price is far above rubies. She opens her arms to the poor and extends her hands to the needy. She is clothed with strength and dignity; she can laugh at the days to come. She speaks with wisdom, and faithful instruction is on her tongue. She watches over the affairs of her household and does not eat the bread of idleness. Her children arise and call her blessed; her husband also, and he praises her. Honor her for all that her hands have done, and let her works bring her praise at the city gate. Proverbs 31:10-31 Sis. Willie Mae Anderson, our Mother, Grandmother, Great-Grandmother, Great- Great- Grandmother and Great- Great- Great Grandmother was granted life on this earth on April 18th, 1923 in Ingalls Arkansas. The daughter of the late Pertha and Henry Hargraves. Sis.Willie Mae Anderson departed this earthly life Monday, September 22nd, 2014 at John R Williamson-Lifetouch Hospice House. Sis Willie Mae accepted Jesus Christ as her personal Savior at a very early age and later became a faithful member of New Bethel Baptist Church in 1945 for over 60 years, El Dorado. She served as a Deaconess, President of the Adult Choir, Circle Naomi, and Youth Director. Due to health issues later joined St. John Missionary Baptist Church, El Dorado, where she served in Mission Ministry, Sis. Lola Bullock Senior Sunday School Class, Women’s Class, and Bible Study. She loved crafting including sewing, quilting, and embroidering. She was a bargain shopper and loved waking up early to go to garage sales. She had a love for reading and would share with friends and family witty sayings and quotes, finding different recipes to try out, Word Search Puzzles on the Bible and staying up on current events, she made fashion statements with her love of hats and matching suits, fashion diva she was. She was an active and avid fan of the El Dorado Wildcats. Sis. Willie Mae received her education in the Warren Arkansas, Bradley County school system. She was a homemaker. Sis. Willie Mae and Deacon Earl Anderson united in holy matrimony in 1954 and remained together until his death in June 1981. Sis. Willie Mae was preceded in death by her son, Donald Ray Preston, husband, Earl Anderson, mother Pertha Hargraves, and father, Henry Hargraves. Sis. Willie Mae Anderson leaves to continue her legacy through her fourteen children (five daughters); Dora (late Herbert) Johnson, El Dorado, AR; Joyce Ann (Robert) Huggard, Denver, CO; Regina Anderson, Japan; Maria (Terry) Daniels, Milwaukee, WI; Vicky (Barry) Dobson, El Dorado, AR; (nine sons); Jerry (Francine) Hampton, Wichita Falls, TX; David Reeves, Vivian, LA; Frederick Anderson, Shreveport, LA; Bob (Annette) Anderson, Houston, TX; Richard (Tanisha) Anderson, West Palm Beach, FL; Michael (Gloria) Anderson, Carrollton, TX; Kelvin Anderson, Little Rock, AR; Toby (Tarondalette) Anderson, Pine Bluff, AR; Patrick Anderson, Melbourne, FL; Forty Grandchildren, Fifty-two Great-Grandchildren;, Twenty-one Great-Great-Grandchildren;, and Two Great- Great-Great-Grandchildren; one brother, Joe Lewis Preston; and a host of other relatives and friends who will miss her smiling face, glowing personality, wit and humor. Visitation will be held on Friday September 26,2014 at the Mortuary 9:00 A.M. until 4:00 P.M and on Saturday September 27, 2014 8:30 A.M. until 9:30 A.M.Celebration of Life will be held  Saturday September 27,2014 at St.John Missionary Baptist Church in El Dorado,Ar with the Rev.Barry Dobson .     To order memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of Willie Mae Anderson, please visit our flower store.

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