Geneva Ann Roberts Anderson
1946 - 2017
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Geneva Ann Roberts Anderson

Taylors - Geneva Ann Roberts Anderson passed away peacefully on December 22,2017 in Taylors, SC at the age of 71.

Geneva is survived by her children, James Lloyd Anderson,(Brenda) of Greer SC, Jeremy Roy Anderson,(Colleen) of Greenville SC, Justin Roberts Anderson,(Liz) of Greer SC, and Joy Christine Anderson Lin, (Danny) of Travelers Rest SC. She is also survived by 9 grandchildren, Jeremy Roy Jr, Erin Catherine, Fiona Riley, Emma Grace, James Maxwell, Jacob Clifford, Braden Conner, Shanna Abigail Lin, Serinna Faith Lin, and by her sister, Betty Roberts Colwell, (Kenton) of Phoenix AZ, and her brothers, Bill Roberts,(Sandy) Mayer AZ, Charles Roberts,(Julie), Spring Valley AZ, and Roger Roberts,(Robin) of Sierra Vista AZ.

She is predeceased by her husband of 40 years, Keneth Lorad Anderson of Taylors SC, and by her brothers, Lloyd, Harold, and Harry, and by her grandson, Brody Christopher Anderson.

Geneva was born on January 8, 1946 to Ermon Vaughn Roberts and Alberta Mae Fulmore in Little Rock, AR. She graduated from Sunnyslope High School in Phoenix AZ in 1963, and from Bob Jones University, Greenville SC in 1968 with a degree in Humanities. She and Keneth were married December 19, 1968.

Geneva was an accomplished executive secretary, loving wife and mother, and a champion public speaker. She was the District 58 Governor for Toastmasters in 2001-2002 and competed successfully on 2 separate International Speech competitions. When she was not in a speech coaching session, or a business networking event, she would be found at Heritage Bible Church, Greer, SC where she was a faithful member for over 35 years, giving her well known phrase, "The Lord be praised".

A viewing is scheduled for Thursday, January 4, 2018 from 6-8 pm at Heritage Bible Church, 2005 Old Spartanburg Rd, Greer, SC 29650. The funeral will also be at Heritage Bible, on Friday, January 5, 2018 at 1pm, followed by a graveside memorial. Geneva asked that any memorial contributions be given to the mission fund for Heritage Bible Church. The family would like to express tremendous gratitude to all the volunteers, friends, and caregivers who showed Geneva so much kindness in her final days.

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Published in The Greenville News on Dec. 28, 2017.
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January 11, 2018
Bob and I knew your parents well during our time as students and married student/staff at BJU from 1964-1971. They were a blessing and godly example to many. May God bless you with peace and comfort as He promised. Matthew 5:4. Bob n Gayle McQueary
January 7, 2018
Ms. Anderson was a great woman and a speaker and leader in the greater Greenville area. I met her with the Palmetto Toastmasters club and was shocked to hear of her passing. She always told me to be strong as my mother is a cancer patient. I will always remember Ms. Geneva's spirit, her poise and her wisdom. She was a true Christian and she was a great influencer that had the god given gift of rapport and grace. May she Rest in peace and harmony.
Arun Siva
January 5, 2018
Geneva was always inspiring and served as a mentor to many in Toastmasters. I will miss her words of wisdom and her wonderful skill of creating a clever twist of phrases. Learned so much from her.
Sharon Durgin
January 3, 2018
Geneva Anderson, DTM, PDG, was a beloved Toastmaster, a great role model and a personal friend. May her soul rest in Peace. Condolences and prayers to the family.
Subbi and Rajesh Mathur
Subbi Mathur
January 2, 2018
To the Anderson family,
your mother touched and inspired so many people with her kindness and wisdom. I will truly miss her!
But knowing she is now at peace comforts me greatly!
Toni Auston
December 28, 2017
My condolences to the family. May the peace of God and the fond memories you cherish comfort and sustain you during this time. Ruth 2:12
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