Anders MT. AIRY-Lucy F. Anders died quietly and with dignity at RidgeCrest Retirement Community in Mt. Airy, NC on Sept. 23, 2013. She had lived her entire life, with the exception of the last four months, in Henderson County. Emeritus at Pine Park was her home for fourteen months before moving to Mt. Airy to be near her daughter and son-in-law.
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Lucy was born to the late Sheridan and Rosa Holcombe Fisher. Her two brothers, Herman Fisher (Christine) and Perry Fisher currently live in Hendersonville.
She is preceded in death by her husband, Alonzo, or "Lon", her two daughters, Martha Jean and Judy Love. Survivors include one daughter, Saundra McIver (Wade) of Winston-Salem, her grandson, Sean Seay (Bonnie), and three great-grandchildren(Boone, Bryson and Lola) from Athens, Georgia and a very special "daughter", Nita Walker.
She retired from General Electric and after the death of her husband worked part time at McFarlan Bakery.
Lucy was an excellent cook, seamstress, and gardener-canning and freezing the fruits of her labor. Her greatest contributions to this world however, were as a wife, mother, grandmother, sister and friend.
She was a member of Bethel Wesleyan Methodist Church. Her faith endured times of joy and great sadness when two of her daughters died tragically. However, these seasons of her life didn't cause her despair nor did they define her. She tended to treat disaster and triumph the same. Lucy will be missed for her strength of character, unspoken gifts from her heart, and life lessons that all who knew and loved her will remember.
A memorial service celebrating her life will be held on Friday, October 4, 2013 at 3:00PM at Thos. Shepherd's Church Street Chapel. Her ashes will be buried at Shepherd Memorial Park following the service.
Condolences/memorials may be made to Mountain Valley Hospice & Palliative Care 401 Technology Lane Suite 200 in Mt. Airy, NC 27030.
An online register book is available online for family and friends by visiting www.thosshepherd.com.
Thos. Shepherd & Son Funeral Directors is in charge of arrangements.
Thos. Shepherd & Son - Hendersonville
125 South Church Street Hendersonville, NC 28792
Published in The Times-News on Oct. 4, 2013