A resident of Zachary, Louisiana departed this life on Thursday, August 7, 2014 at his residence. He was 96. He was a World War II Veteran, retired "Master" carpenter and a member of the American Legion Post 0416. Visitation will be at Richardson Funeral home, 11816 Jackson St., Clinton, Thursday, August 14, from 5 pm to 8 pm. Visitation will continue on August 15, from 9 am until religious services at 11 am at Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church, 22911, Reames Road, Zachary, Louisiana, pastored by Reverend Perry Jones. Services will be officiated by Reverend Albert Anderson III, of Winding Chapel Baptist Church, where he was a member. Interment will be at Port Hudson National Cemetery. He is survived by his devoted wife of 72 years, Lula W. Anderson; three daughters, Emma A. Williams, of Cincinnati, Ohio; Daisy A. Paul (Larry), Zachary, Louisiana; Vivian A. Bennett, Zachary, Louisiana; two sons, Emerson R. Anderson, Jr. (Claudia), Baton Rouge, Louisiana; Hardy V. Anderson, (Pearly), Zachary, Louisiana; two sisters, Josephine A. Guy, Clinton; Daisy A. Square, Zachary; one sister-in-law; Mercedes W. Dunbar, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, 10 grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren and a host of nieces, nephews and other relatives. Preceded in death by his parents, one daughter, six brothers, three sisters, and one son-in-law.
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Richardson Funeral Home
11816 Jackson Street Clinton, LA 70722
Published in TheAdvocate.com from Aug. 12 to Aug. 14, 2014