Vivian M. Anderson

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Mrs. Vivian M. Anderson, 72, of Prince George, died Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2013, at Southside Regional Medical Center.

She was preceded in death by a brother, George Powell.

On Jan. 25, 1941, she was born of the late Robert and Angeonell Hopkins in Ozark, Ala. After the relocation to Michigan, she received her formal education in the Catholic schools of Detroit and was a graduate of St. Leo High School. On June 12, 1959, she married the "love of her life," Harrison "Richard" Anderson. The two shared a blessed marriage for more than 54 years.

Deaconess Vivian Marie Anderson was a woman of strong Christian virtue and has left a legacy of servitude. She was admired by many young people who affectionally referred to her as " Mother Anderson." She was a patriot of the Fort Lee gospel service and actively labored in various ministries to include, the gospel ensemble, women's Bible study, women's ministry, Sunday school and the servant-hood ministry. In the early 1980s, she was instrumental in the mission of the local AGLOW Ministry.

During her husband's 26 years of military services, she work relentlessly with the non-commissioned spouse and other military family support groups. She was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star and Daughter of Isis.

The union of Vivian and Richard was blessed with two children, Harrison Darryl Anderson and Franchesca Johnson (Charles); two grandsons, Thomas Darnell Anderson and Charles E. Johnson III; her siblings, Anita Garner (Michael) of Oak Park, Mich., Gwendolyn Pryor(Frank) of Ozark, Ala., Claudetta and Claude Hopkins of Detroit, Thomas Ross (Grace) of Battle Grounds, Wash., Harold T. Clark (Zaydell) of New Orleans, La., Kenneth Telfair (Joyce) of Orlando, Fla.; extended family members include, sister-in-law, Sharron Thomas of Detroit, Mich.; uncle, George White (Estelle) of Windsor, Canada; host of nieces; nephews; cousins; other relatives; and friends.

The homegoing celebration service will be held at 12 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 12, 2013, at the Fort Lee Memorial Chapel, 10600 Sissky Ave., Fort Lee, Chaplain, Oyedeji Idowu will officiate. Interment will follow at Southlawn Memorial Park and Mausoleum. Family visitation will be held at William N. Bland & Son Funeral Home, Friday, Oct. 11, 2013, from 6 to 7 p.m.

Arrangements have been entrusted to the staff of William N. Bland & Son Funeral Home, 137 Harrison St., Petersburg. For more information or to leave an online condolence, please visit
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Published in The Progress-Index from Oct. 4 to Oct. 10, 2013
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