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Andrew F. Anderson

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Date published: 2/13/2014

Andrew F. Anderson

Deacon Andrew Franklin Anderson Sr., 78, lovingly known as "Inky" and "Andy," entered into eternal rest on Friday, Feb. 7, 2014, at his residence in Ruther Glen.

He was born Sept. 11, 1935, in Caroline County to the late Walter and Annie B. Anderson.

Deacon Anderson received his education in Caroline County public schools. He confessed his faith in Christ at an early age and was baptized at Reedy Baptist Church, where he served faithfully. He was ordained as a deacon in 1974 under the leadership of the late Rev. J. L. Hobson.

Deacon Anderson leaves to cherish his memory a devoted wife of 56 years, Magdalene; five children, Ernestine, Andrew Jr. (Connie), James (Laverne), Karl and Marvin Anderson; six grandchildren, Jemiah Jeter, Corey, Sa-de, Dejá, Brandon Deyo and Shadeja Anderson; three great-grandchildren, Shamiah Jeter, Justin Hill and Avian Anderson; one sister, Blanche Anderson; six sisters-in-law; one brother-in-law; and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by four brothers and two sisters.

A visitation will be held from noon to 8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 14, at Reedy Baptist Church, 15076 Dry Bridge Road, Ruther Glen, VA 22546, and one hour before the service.

The funeral will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 15, at Second Mount Zion Baptist Church, 31220 Old Dawn Road, Hanover, VA 23069. The Rev. Marvin Fields will deliver the eulogy. Interment will follow at Reedy Baptist Church cemetery, Ruther Glen.

Online condolences are available at cwedwardsfuner alhome.com.