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James Anderson

James Monroe Anderson

May 13, 1929 - August 4, 2019
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Obituary

James Monroe Anderson, 90, of Pine Bluff, passed away Sunday, August 4, 2019. He was born May 13, 1929, in Woodlawn to the late Elbert and Rachael Dixie Reed Anderson.
Mr. Anderson was reared and educated in Woodlawn and was a graduate of Woodlawn High School. He served in the US Army, Navy and Merchant Marines during World War II and the Korean Conflict, then went to work as a firefighter for the Pine Bluff Fire Department and worked there until his retirement.
Mr. Anderson was a member of Olive Branch Missionary Baptist Church, where he served as a Sunday school teacher and a deacon. He taught Children’s Church and Sunday School for years, and also volunteered at Pine Bluff area nursing homes leading services and Bible studies. Mr. Anderson loved reading the Bible, teaching about Jesus and preaching to anyone who wanted to learn. He truly had a servant’s heart. He was also an avid runner and painted a lot of houses in Pine Bluff. He loved spending time with his children, grandchildren, great grandchildren and his church family.
Also preceding him in death were a grandson, Phillip John Mooney; his stepmother, Gennie Belle Anderson; son-in-law, Michael Johnston; two brothers, Jewel Anderson and John Anderson; and three sisters, Eva Walker, Willie Mae Stenfors and Josephine Raymond.
Survivors include his wife, Rachel Mary Bates Anderson, whom he married December 15, 1955; two daughters, Cheryl (John) Mooney of Prattsville, and Carol Ann Johnston of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma; 4 grandchildren, Traci Abell (Marley), Andrea Sullivan (Jeremy), Erin Coleman (Seth), and Ryan Johnston (Stephanie); and 11 great grandchildren.
Funeral Services will be 1:30 PM Thursday, August 8, 2019, at Olive Branch Missionary Baptist Church with Bro. John Mooney officiating. Burial will be in Philadelphia Cemetery at Prattsville. Visitation will be Thursday from 12:30-1:30 at the church.
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Thursday, August 8, 2019 | 12:30pm - 1:30pm
    When
    Thursday, August 8, 2019 12:30pm - 1:30pm
    Location
    Olive Branch Missionary Baptist Church
    Address
    5130 Bobo Road
    Pine Bluff, AR 71603
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
  • Service

    Thursday, August 8, 2019 | 1:30pm
    When
    Thursday, August 8, 2019 1:30pm
    Location
    Olive Branch Missionary Baptist Church
    Address
    5130 Bobo Road
    Pine Bluff, AR 71603
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Officiant
    Bro. John Mooney
  • Interment

    Location
    Philadelphia Cemetery
    Address
    2270 Highway 190
    Prattsville, AR
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Darrell and Sandy Anderson

Posted at 03:59pm
Our Thoughts and Prayers are with you all. May God comfort you in the days to come.
Love Darrell and Sandy Anderson
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The colemans, Phifers and The Evans

Posted at 02:47pm
With deepest sympathy,
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Christy Kinchen

Posted at 12:09pm
Many prayers for Gods grace and comfort, love you all! Christy Kinchen
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Bobby Stone and family

Posted at 06:36pm
Dear Mrs Rachel, Cheryl, Carol Ann and family, we send our deepest sympathy in the passing of Bro James but rejoice knowing he is in the presence of his Saviour who he so faithfully served. We have loved your family for many years and pray for each of you in the days and weeks ahead. Seek Him and He will supply every need. Love and prayers, the Stones.
Beverly Stone, Bobby and Nannette Stone.
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Lewis and Debbie

Posted at 10:22am
We will forever cherish the friendship and love of the Anderson's and their family as well. Know we are praying for comfort and strength for you all! Don't you know that Jesus said, "James, well done thou good and faithful servant"!! Love from the Hinkles.
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