Mary Anderson

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Mary Christine Anderson (neé Coker) went home to the Lord Friday the 20th of February at the Northbrook Healthcare Center in Jackson, Tennessee.

Mary was born on July 14th, 1929 to Eva Albright Coker and Waldo Coker in Pine Bluff Arkansas. She was an artist and a poet who loved the written word and worked in many media from flowers to watercolors and painted photographs. She owned a flower shop in Conroe, and loved to embellish birthday cards with her own special touch. She particularly loved the sea, referencing it many times in her poetry. She owned a beach house on the Bolivar Peninsula for many years, and loved spending time there.

She married her loving husband James (Jim) Anderson on April Fool's Day 1949, a private joke they delighted in sharing with their friends and family. She was incredibly proud to celebrate fifty years of marriage with a festive party for friends and family.

Mary moved to Jackson, Tennessee in 2007 to be closer to her daughter. She lived at Jackson Meadows Retirement Community, where she won poetry competitions, unfailingly made birthday cards for her friends and was loved by all.

Mary was preceded in death by her husband of 54 years Jim, her brother Wayne, and her daughter Merry Sherylan (Sherry) Pearson. She is survived by her daughter Terry Blakley of Jackson, Tennessee; her son Steve Anderson of Montgomery, Texas; eight grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren and numerous friends and family members.

Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Cashner Funeral Home in Conroe, Texas where graveside services will be held Wednesday the 25th of February. Memorial gifts may be made in lieu of flowers to the Ovarian Cancer Research Fund at 14 Penn Plaza, Ste 1710, New York, NY 10122 or at OCRF.org.


Published on yourconroenews.com from Feb. 23 to Mar. 8, 2015
Arrangements under the direction of:
Cashner Funeral Home
801 Teas Road | Conroe, TX 77303 | (936) 756-2126
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