M. R. Anderson
M. R. Anderson
  • December 20, 1925 - January 9, 2018
  • Fuquay Varina, North Carolina

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M. R. "Andy" Anderson died at the age of 92 on January 9, 2018 at Windsor Point in Fuquay-Varina, NC. Andy was born on December 20, 1925 in Orlando, FL. He was predeceased by his parents, Paul and Edith Anderson, by his brothers, Paul Anderson, Jr and Bert Anderson, and by his sister, Adele Gayle.

Andy graduated from Georgia Tech in 1947 with a BSEE degree. In Atlanta he met the love of his life, Carolyn Clift, and they married on October 17, 1947, vowing to build a Christian home by putting Christ first in their lives.

After a time with Southern Bell and the Navy, Andy went into the ministry and served in six churches as Minister of Education in MS, AL, FL and NC until his retirement in 1988. Andy and Carolyn then enjoyed some travelling, visiting family and friends, and church activities. Andy also served as a chaplain on several cruise ships.

Andy Anderson is survived by his three sons, Roy Anderson (Norma), Tom Anderson (Connie) and David Anderson (Mary); six grandchildren, Elaine Sheldon (Dave), Will Anderson (Bethany), Wesley Anderson, Emily Norris (Jacob), Lauren Anderson (engaged to Joseph Moyer) and Sarah Anderson; and seven great-grandchildren, Naomi Sheldon, Rebekah Sheldon, Ellis Norris, David Sheldon III, Graham Anderson, Nash Norris and Daniel Sheldon.

Andy was predeceased by his wife Carolyn, who died just after their 49th anniversary, but their legacy of faith lives on in their family. Andy was a God-fearing man who served the Lord to his very last days.

Family will receive friends on Sunday, January 14, 2018 from 1:30 - 2:30 pm in the parlor of Forest Hills Baptist Church, with Funeral Services to be held at 2:30 pm. Interment will follow at Raleigh Memorial Park.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Forest Hills Baptist Church - 201 Dixie Trail - Raleigh, NC 27607.