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Daisy Anderson, 100 Of Trinity Mission Dies November 10

DECEMBER 8 – On the morning of Thursday, November 10, 2009, God in his infinite wisdom entered into the Trinity Mission Nursing Home, and took Daisy Anderson, his humble servant of 100 years, by the hand and gently led her home.

Daisy Hudgins Anderson was born in Gladstone on January 19, 1909 to the late John and Liza Wright Hudgins, the fourth of thirteen children. Born in a Christian home, she accepted Christ at an early age, was baptized and became a member of the St. Joy Baptist Church, Buckingham, where she continued to support and attend on a regular basis. She was educated in the Buckingham County School System and received her GED in the early 1970's under the leadership of the Rev. J. W. Kerr.

In 1925 Daisy met and married the late Samuel William Anderson. To this union five children were born. Daisy followed her husband to his home church and transferred her membership from St. Joy to the First Liberty Baptist Church where she served faithfully as Superintendent of Sunday School, President of the Missionary, President of the Choir and other various auxiliaries. She remained a faithful member until her health began to deteriorate. She was also a member of The Homemakers Club and the Willing Workers.

Daisy journeyed into the working world after her children were old enough to take care of themselves. She was employed with Kilcare Cleaners, the garment factory and was a seam-stress. She loved to sew and would often do alterations and take in laundry.

Granny, as she was so affectionately called, loved flowers and would tend to her huge flower garden. She loved to sing and would often teach lullabies, hymns and Bible verses to her grand and great-grandchildren. She often played kickball, read stories and worked on puzzles with them. She believed in discipline as needed and did so in a loving and caring manner.

Granny loved helping others. She often prepared and took baskets of food to neighbors and area residents. She believed in visiting the sick and home-bound. Her door was always open to help and assist others by offering rides to the store, churches or just to run errands as often as she could.

In addition to her parents, Granny was preceded in death by two sons, Junius and Ulysses Anderson; four brothers, George, Adam, Thomas (Grover) and William (Bill); and six sisters, Rebecca Austin, Estelle Miller, Susie Clayborne, Gladys (John Willie) Washington, Annie Langhorne, and Minnie Barnes.

Granny leaves to cherish her memory two daughters, Pocahontas Spencer and Lillian Smith; a son, Otis Anderson; son-in-law, the Rev. Charlie Smith; and three daughter-in-laws, Catherine Anderson, Mary Lou Anderson and Mattie Anderson, all of Dillwyn; 20 grandchildren, 44 great-grandchildren, 36 great-great-grandchildren and a great-great-great grandchild; two sisters, Maybelle Claybon and Liza Bennett (Earl) both of Hagerstown, Maryland and a host of nieces, nephews and other relatives.

Funeral services were held November 14 at Buckingham County High School with interment in First Liberty Baptist Church Cemetery, Buckingham.

Reid's Funeral Home, Dillwyn, served the family.