Gloria Jean (Tippy) Anderson departed this life to be with God after a lengthy illness on March 26, 2017. Tippy was born on September 11, 1947 the oldest child of the late Garrett and Jean Anderson of Ruther Glen, Va. Brother, Garrett (Frankie Boy) Anderson and sister Sedessa (Peannie) Smith, preceded her in death.
She accepted Christ at and early age and joined Mt. Salem Baptist Church. She attended Union High School and was later employed with Caroline Schools. Tippy loved helping people and cared for those in need. She nurtured her younger siblings; cared for and guided her grandchildren. She fed and cared for anyone in need. Tippy was an excellent cook and enjoyed feeding all those who stopped by to visit her. Like her father, Tippy was known for telling great stories, many of which got better each time she told them. She was never judgmental and accepted all for who they were. All in all she was an easy person to love.
She is survived by her daughter, Tammy Anderson and son Dana Anderson, both of Ruther Glen, Va. Two sisters, Marian Joyce Tunstall, Ruther Glen; Rose Lassiter (Elbert) Asheboro, NC; Brother Samuel (Peter) Anderson, Ruther Glen; 10 grandchildren; Colby, Jasmaine, Bianca, Machera, Dimetris, Jermaine, Kaydn, Lidia, Isabella, Addison; Five great grandchildren, Jada, Jayven, Paris, Zhion, Callie. Four aunts; Bernice Hightower, Burlington, NC; Pearl Smith, San Antonio, TX; Gloria M. Tolliver, Ruther Glen; Brenda Woolfork, Ruther Glen, a host of nieces, nephews, many cousins and devoted friends.
Owens Funeral Service (Ashland)
Thursday March 30th, 2017
4:00pm - 8:00pm
104 Green Chimney CT
Ashland, VA 23005
Mt Salem Baptist Church
Friday March 31st, 2017
16170 Moores Mill Road
Ruther Glen, VA 22546
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I am so sorry for your loss. Tippy was a great lady. My she Rest In Peace.
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ashes to ashes, dust to dust, but the sprit lives on. We thank GOD for grace and mercy.
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