In Memory of A Loved One

We thought of you with love today, But that is nothing new,
We thought about you yesterday, And days before that too.
We think of you in silence, We often speak your name,
Now all we have are memories, And your picture in a frame.
Some may think you are forgotten, Though on earth you are no more,
But in our memory you are with us, As you always were before.
A million times we've thought of you. A million times we've cried,
If loving could have saved you, You would have never died.
You left us beautiful memories, Your love is still our guide,
And though we cannot see you, You are always at our side.
It broke our hearts to lose you, But you did not go alone,
Part of us went with you, On the day God called you home.
Forgive me Lord, I'll always weep
For the best friend I loved, but could not keep


Johnie Calvin Anderson

Birth Date: 1950-02-18
Deceased Date: 2013-08-29
Johnie Calvin Anderson, affectionately known as “Rip” was born on February 18, 1950 in Laurens County, South Carolina, a son of the late Odell Anderson and Nellie Henderson Anderson Cunningham.


At an early age, he joined the Smyrna AME Church in Waterloo, South Carolina, where he remained in membership.


He attended the public schools of Laurens County, was a 1968 graduate of Sanders High School and attended Piedmont Technical College.


He was a former employee of the Torrington/Timken Company in Clinton, South Carolina.


After a period of declining health, he became seriously ill and entered the Laurens County Hospice House in Clinton, South Carolina, where he departed this life on Thursday, August 29, 2013.


Surviving are one son, Calvin A. Anderson of Ninety-Six, South Carolina; the mother of his son, Alfreda Hill; four grandchildren, Jadden Anderson, Destiny Anderson, Jaquan Anderson and Nyjele Anderson; five sisters, Barbara Jean (Horace) Smith and Cynthia (Johnny) Cheeks of Waterloo, South Carolina, Jonelle (Lorenzo) Jones of Mountville, South Carolina, Rachel Davis of Charlotte, North Carolina, and Jacqueline (Victor) Cunningham of Laurens, South Carolina; aunts, Vera Latimer, Lucille Gordon, Mary S. Anderson, Mae Lois Reeder, Evelyn Barksdale, Nellie Bryson, Necie Cunningham, Cora Cunningham; Uncles:  Otis Cunningham, Ulysees Cunningham and Furman Latimer; devoted cousins, Mabel Hooker, Patricia Milner and Dolores Kinard; devoted caregivers, Ernest T. Williams, Jr. and Johnny Cheeks and numerous other relatives and friends.


My Brother

Johnnie was one in a million…..he would give you his shirt off his back while walking around in jockey shorts.  If he owed you one penny (and I do mean one), he would hunt you down until it was paid.  He was not only my brother, but my father and my mother.  In life we often focus on ‘could’ve, would’ve, should’ve, but above all, he took care of all his family, and we will forever love you for that.  We love you and miss you.


Your Jack Rabbit
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Jerry Anderson

Birth Date: 1953-03-02
Deceased Date: 2012-12-14


Jerry Anderson was born on March 2, 1953 in Chicago, Illinois.  He departed this life on December 14, 2012 at his home in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.


He was the son of the late Joseph and Elizabeth Ligon Page.  As a young boy, he was reared by his loving aunt, Minnie Ligon in Waterloo, South Carolina where he attended the Laurel Hill Baptist Church.


Jerry was a 1971 graduate of Laurens High School in Laurens County, South Carolina.  While a Senior at the high school he also drove the school bus.  During that same year, he joined the United States Navy and received an honorable discharge in 1977 after completing three years of service and three of reserved duty.


Later Jerry moved to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania where he was employed by Laidlow Transportation Services.  In 1981, Jerry became an employee of the Philadelphia School District until his retirement in 2002. His famous quote was "LIFE IN THE BIG CITY!"


On October 1, 1998, Jerry was joined in holy matrimony to Vanessa A. Miller and from that union he was blessed with two sons; one preceded him in death, Byran Foster.


Jerry dedicated his life to Christ with his membership at The Children's Bread Church in Lansdowne, Pennsylvania under the ministry of Pastor Claudette Miles.
VANESSA ANDERSON - November 11th, 2014
REMEMBERING YOU WITH LOVING THOUGHTS AND GRATITUDE  ON THIS                                          
                          VETERANS DAY


Robert Lee Anderson

Birth Date: 1934-05-09
Deceased Date: 2020-06-11
Mr. Robert Lee Anderson, age 86. of 75 Ashley Heights Road, Waterloo, S.C. passed away on Thursday, June 11, 2020 at his home.

He was born in Waterloo, S.C. a son of the late Luther Budge Anderson, and Gladys Rice Anderson. He was the widower of the late Pauline Grant Anderson.

He leaves to cherish his fond memories his daughters, Cynthia Grant, Hazel Anderson, Ruby (William Jr.) Foster, Christine (Kelvin) Statom; one son, Greg (Margaret) Anderson; nine grandchildren; twelve great-grandchildren; four great-great grandchildren; four sisters; Catherine Turner, Ola Mae Simpkins, Virginia Stephens, and Betty Cook; two brothers, Thomas (Lela) Anderson, Harvey (Valerie) Anderson.
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Welborne Anderson

Birth Date: 1947-06-11
Deceased Date: 2013-10-12

Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me.           Psalm 23:4

Welborne was born on June 11, 1947, the oldest child of Mrs. Mattie Bell Pitts Anderson and the late Elliott Anderson. 
He was a 1966 graduate of Sanders High School in Laurens, South Carolina, and after graduation, he joined the United States Army, serving in the Vietnam Conflict.  In 2011, he was inducted into the Hall of Heroes.
After his military obligation, he was employed with the Torrington-Timken Company.
Andy departed this life on Saturday, October 12, 2013, at his home. 
He leaves to cherish his memories, his mother, Mrs. Mattie Bell Pitts Anderson, of the home; a daughter, Ms. Anita Faye Adams of Columbia, SC; four sisters, Ms. Peggy Jean Anderson and Ms. Yvonne Anderson Rice of Waterloo, SC, Ms. Victoria Anderson of Piedmont, SC and Ms. Lucinda Correne Anderson of Houston, Texas; four brothers, Mr. Cecil Anderson of Waterloo, SC, Mr. Charles Elliott (Linda) Anderson and Mr. Philip Emile (Wanda) Anderson of Lawrenceville, Georgia, and Mr. Willie Edward Anderson of Columbia, SC; one uncle Rev. Lewis (Pauline) Pitts of Anderson, SC; five aunts, Mrs. Rhunette Anderson of Waterloo, SC, Mrs. Lula Bell Anderson Dendy of Philadelphia, PA, Mrs. Bernice Anderson of DeLeon Spring, Florida, Mrs. Maggie Ree Pitts of Laurens, SC and Mrs. Pauline Pitts of Anderson, SC; special friends, Mr. Billy Bennett, Mr. Russell Foggie and Mr. Bobby Mills; a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

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Sadie Anderson

Birth Date: 1953-08-22
Deceased Date: 2013-11-26

Sadie Credious Anderson was born on August 22, 1953 in Laurens County, South Carolina, to Mary Stephens Anderson and the late Willie C. Anderson.


At an early age, Sadie joined the Laurel Hill Baptist Church in Waterloo, South Carolina, where she remained a faithful member until her health declined earlier this year.


She was a 1971 graduate of Laurens District 55 High School and a 1973 graduate of Denmark Regional Technical College in Denmark, South Carolina.


Previously employed with Pic’N Pay Shoes, Monsanto Corporation, Milliken, Inc. and South Carolina State University, she was employed with T.J. Maxx, Inc.


Sadie was preceded in death by her grandparents, Deacon Lloyd and Ada Stephens and Mr. and Mrs. Ed and Lula Byrd Dendy Anderson.


Sadie departed this life on Tuesday, November 26, 2013 at her home.


In addition to her mother, she leaves to cherish memories, one daughter, Keya Anderson Byrd of Waterloo, South Carolina; four granddaughters, Phonecia Anderson Byrd of Laurens, South Carolina, Nakia Anderson and Jada Young of the home and De’Metria Foggie of Waterloo, South Carolina; one great-granddaughter, La’Riyah Byrd of Laurens, South Carolina; three brothers, Furman Stephens of Simpsonville, South Carolina, Sylvester Stephens of Waterloo, South Carolina, and Reverend Geoffrey (Lenora) Stephens of Laurens, South Carolina; two sisters, Stephanie Anderson and Willa Johnson of Waterloo, South Carolina; two nieces reared in the home, Alishia Stephens Ivey of Charlotte, North Carolina and Tyna Anderson of Waterloo, South Carolina; four uncles, eight aunts and four great-aunts.  She also leaves to cherish memories three special friends:  Shirley Anderson of Charleston, South Carolina, Bobbie Orr of York, South Carolina, and Lorraine Griffin of Augusta, Georgia; two devoted cousins, Wynita Stephens and Hazel Blocker; and a host of other relatives and friends.


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Harvey Anderson

Birth Date: 1948-10-28
Deceased Date: 2020-11-20
Mr. Harvey Anderson, age 72, of 742 Carolyn Drive, Clinton, S.C., passed away on Wednesday, November 18, 2020.

He is survived by his wife Valerie Price Anderson of the home; two daughters, Tiffany (Mack) Rice, Angela(Larry) Smith; one step-daughter, Crystal (Roderick) Byrd; eight grandchildren, M.Jayden Rice, Madison Rice, Makayla Rice, Ricky McDonald, Ra’Shayla McDonald, Christopher Price, Jeilyn Byrd, Crysten Byrd; one great-grandchild, Reagan Evans; one brother, Thomas (Lela) Anderson; four sisters, Catherine Turner, Ola Mae Simpkins, Virginia Stephens, Betty Cook.
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Lucious Anderson, Sr.

Birth Date: 1950-11-06
Deceased Date: 2016-01-25
Lucious "Butch" Anderson was born November 6, 1950 in Philadelphia, PA.  He was reared by Willie and Gussie Anderson who preceded him in death.  Lucious graduated from Benjamin Franklin High School in 1968 and that same year, he joined the US Marine Corps and served his country in the Vietnam War, serving two tours.  He was honorably discharged in 1970.

After leaving the Marines, Butch had several jobs before landing a position with the City of Philadelphia.  He was employed with the Horticultural Society for a number of years before transferring to the Parks & Recreation Department.  Butch was well known for his horticultural skills.  He shared his knowledge with all his employees.  If there was a tree or shrub or questions about landscaping, everyone came to him.  He gave 40 years of service to the City, retiring as District Supervisor in 2010.


Butch enjoyed kickboxing and martial arts which earned him a third degree Black Belt. He also enjoyed playing basketball with family and recreational leagues.  Butch was a lover of animals.  You could always find a dog at home with him.  And most definitely, he loved his family.  Even if you weren't related to him, you would feel welcome as family.  He was the protector who would always have your back.  If you didn't have a father, he stepped in and fulfilled that role.  And also as a provider that gave willingly.


He leaves to mourn his wife, Tonya Kellam-Anderson; 2 sons, Lucious Jr. (Shannon) and Aaron; 4 daughters, Dana, Candace, Tiffany and Kejahna.  Surviving him are his 3 brothers:  Thomas Bacon, Rodney Anderson, Keith (Kia) Baker; 8 sisters: Helen Taylor, Priscilla (Vernon) Woods, Pauline Hall, Barbara Taylor, Beverly Taylor, April Baker, Christine Johns and Ernestine Johns.  Four sibilings preceded him in death:  Ernest, Mark, Janice and Lucie.  He also leaves a loving uncle and aunt, Vernon and Letticoe Williams, 16 grandchildren and a hosts of nieces, nephews, relatives and devoted friends.â
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Mattie Andrews

Birth Date: 1940-12-11
Deceased Date: 2021-02-26
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Edith Brailey

Birth Date: 1934-01-22
Deceased Date: 2016-04-30
 Loving mother of Ellores (Frank) Harrison, Vida Boone, Lisa Williams, William (Terri) Brailey, and Vivian Brailey. She is also survived by nine grandchildren; one great grandchild; one brother Chester (Pat) Henderson; two sisters Wanda (Leon) Savage; and Andrea; two aunts and many other relatives and friends. 
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Helen Mackey (Calhoun)

Birth Date: 1932-02-26
Deceased Date: 2020-06-16
Mrs. Helen Calhoun-Mackey was born on February 26, 1932 in Waterloo, South Carolina to John and Janelou Calhoun. Helen departed this earth on June 16, 2020.

Helen moved to Philadelphia, Pa at a young age and was educated through the Philadelphia Education System. Helen married Edward Mackey, Sr. and had 4 children from this union. 

Helen then met and spent most of her life with Leroy Speller, who she loved and adored. From their union, they had one son.

“Mom” Helen enjoyed cooking, shopping, traveling, her neighbors and fussing. Mom Helen’s most memorable travel places were Las Vegas and the Bahamas, Mom Helen loved excitement.

Preceding her in life were her parents, her daughter Linda Mackey-Johnson, her life partner of over 50 years Leroy Speller, her Sister Rosa Lee Calhoun, her brother Arthur Lee, and her grandmother Mamie Ligon.  

Helen leaves to celebrate her memories Sons: Edward Mackey Jr, Gregory Mackey, and Stephen R. Mackey. Daughter: Rita Mackey-Jacobs (Anthony). Thirteen grandchildren, ten great-grandchildren, two nephews, one niece, her close friend Barbara Forney, and a host of cousins. 
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