As we retrace the footprints of our mother, Mrs. Lillie B. Anderson we can only give thanks for the many lives she touched and enriched along life’s journey. A meek and humble woman, she was blessed to enjoy many of God’s blessings as a child, a sister, our mother, grandmother and dear friend.
Lillie began her journey of life on March 28, 1934, when she was born as the 9th child of 13 children born to Raymond and Mary Nora House in Princeton, Arkansas. She confessed her hope in Christ and was baptized at an early age. The roots of her faith are grounded in Eastern Star Baptist Church in the Smithton Community where she served faithfully as a mother of the church.
She married Charles Maso Anderson and to this union nine children were born. A loving and devoted mother; Lillie invested her time and resources to nurture and raise her children. She worked for several years at Firestone and enjoyed the luxury of being retired. Lillie enjoyed the simple things that life offered. Her favorite pastime was watching westerns and quilting.
On August 11, 2015, surrounded by her loved ones she slipped into the Lord’s embrace. Though her passing leaves a void in the lives of those she loved, she will always be remembered and never forgotten. She was preceded in death by two children, Lillie P. Jackson (1987) and Larry D. Anderson (1963).
She leaves to forever cherish her memory: seven loving children, Josie Johnson of Gurdon, AR, Christine Anderson of Gurdon, AR, Charles F. Anderson of Gurdon, AR, Margaret (Ervin) Andrews of Brocton, MA, Toni (Henry) Green of Hot Springs Village, AR, Edna Cooper of Arkadelphia, AR and Ella (Herman) Williams of Hope, AR; one sister, Maxine Albert of Gurdon, AR; two brothers, Hoza House of San Diego, CA and Roosevelt (Wilma) House of Gurdon; sixteen grandchildren and nineteen great-grandchildren. She also leaves a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, friends and the Eastern Star Baptist Church family.
A celebration of her life will be held at 2:30 pm on Saturday, August 15, 2015 at Eastern Star Baptist Church, Smithton Community. Rev. Marshall Allen will officiate. Interment will be in Rose Hedge Cemetery in Gurdon, Arkansas. Public visitation will be from 1-5 pm on Friday, August 14, 2015.