Olive Anderson(1922 - 2012)

Olive Richardson Anderson

Yazoo City

Olive ("O") Richardson Anderson, 90, died Monday, December 10, 2012, at Baptist Hospital. Visitation will be Wednesday, from 4-6 at Trinity Episcopal Church in Yazoo City. Services will be on Thursday at 10:30 am at Trinity Episcopal Church with burial following at Fletchers Chapel Cemetery.

Mrs. Anderson was born on June 16, 1922, to Lucius Lamar Richardson and Olive Price Richardson in Yazoo City.

She was a member of Trinity Episcopal Church, A life member of Yazoo City Junior Auxiliary, and the Yazoo Country Club Ladies Golf Association.

She was a member of the very first marching band at Yazoo City High School, where she played the French Horn and was also Drum Majorette.

One of her favorite pastimes was playing a weekly hand of Bourre with her dear friends, the "Bourre Girls", with whom she shared countless laughs and many good times.

"O" was well known for her exceptional talent for cooking which paired brilliantly with her rare and special gift of hospitality that will be forever treasured by friends and family as well as anyone who was ever a guest in her home.

She was preceded in death by her parents; a sister, Georgie Katherine; and her husband of 67 years, Melvin (M.R.) Anderson.

Survivors include; a brother, Jack Richardson of Yazoo City; daughters, Ann Cox of Yazoo City; Mary Lee Baker of Grenada; Kay Mills and husband Darell of Yazoo City, a son, Jim Anderson of Benton; grandchildren: Elizabeth Cox Cranford, Scott Baker, Rebecca Cox McWilliams, J Anderson (Summer), LeeAnn Baker Williams (James) Katie Anderson Avery (Brad), Danielle Cox Ginn, Dustin Mills, Jake Mills, and Lee Anderson; and eight great-grandchildren.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials be sent to French Camp Academy or Trinity Episcopal Church.

Funeral Home

Stricklin-King Funeral Home
718 Calhoun Avenue Yazoo City, MS 39194-3226
(662) 746-4532

Published in Clarion Ledger on Dec. 12, 2012