Virginia R. Anderson
February 16, 1923 – July 1, 2013
Virginia Ruth Anderson, 90, left this world to reach her final destination at her heavenly home on Monday, July 1, 2013. Funeral services will be held at 1:30p.m. Friday, July 5, 2013, at Elliott-Hamil Funeral Home Chapel of Faith, 5701 Hwy 277 S. with Rev. Donny Harbers of Wylie Baptist Church officiating. Burial will follow in Elmwood Memorial Park, directed by Elliott-Hamil Funeral Home, 5701 Hwy 277 South, Abilene. Serving as pallbearers will be the grandsons and nephews.
Virginia was born in Idalou, Texas on February 16, 1923 to John Ellis Moore, Sr. and Emma Caroline Ellis. She attended elementary school at Circle Back, TX; high school at Sudan, TX and Wayland Baptist College at Plainview, TX.
She married John E. Anderson on July 3, 1943 in Atlanta, GA. They lived in Japan, Germany, and Holland during his tenure in the U.S. Army. When he retired in 1960, they moved to Abilene. She was a member of Wylie Baptist Church. Her children and grandchildren were the focus of her life and she played an influential role in their lives.
She is preceded in death by her mother in 1925; her parents, Minnie and J.E. Moore, Sr.; brother, J.E. Moore, Jr.; sisters, Wanda Fay Moore and Mary B. Obenaus; and sons, Bruce and Darrell Anderson.
Survivors include her son, Dennis R. Anderson and wife, Ann of Abilene; daughter-in-law, Priscilla Anderson of Corpus Christi; grandsons, Dennis Ray Anderson and wife, Teresa of Corpus Christi, James Anderson and wife, Misty of Lexington; and Bruce E. Anderson of Abilene; granddaughter, Lori Anderson of Abilene; sister-in-law, Imogene Moore of Abilene; brother, M. Jack Moore and wife, JoAnn of Alvarado, TX; sister, Chris Bradshaw and husband, Bill of Abilene; great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews.
The family wishes to express appreciation to the staff at Wisteria Care Center who so lovingly took care of her needs and to Hospice who made her last days more comfortable.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Wylie Baptist Church Building Fund, 6097 Buffalo Gap Rd., Abilene, TX 79606; West Texas Rehab Center, 4601 Hartford, Abilene, TX 79605 or to the charity of your choice.
- Funeral Service Friday, July 5, 2013
Virginia R. Anderson
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July 10, 2013
I'm so sorry for the loss of your loved one. They days ahead will be difficult, but in the day to come the peace and love that we hope for will be fulfilled on an earth wide scale. All living from then on will receive life forever on a paradise earth with all needs cared for. Please comfort at the words written in Isaiah 65:17,21-23
Ginger Brown Fikes
July 4, 2013
May God wrap His loving arms around all of Virginia's family and comfort you as only He can at this time. I am praying and thinking of all of you. My heart is breaking hearing of Virginia's passing. She was an incredible influence in my life. She treated me like I was her daughter and it meant more to me than she could have ever known. She was encouraging, supportive, loving, and generous with her time. I will never forget the intimate talks we had. She gave me wonderful advice that I have always remembered. I have referred back to the things she taught me many times throughout my life. I have tried to follow the example she set that family is the most important undertaking we, as women, have. When I was fighting breast cancer, I thought of Virginia's fight with it and the strength and courage she had during her battle. She was a survivor and I wanted to be a survivor like her so I prayed daily for God to give me the strength to fight like Virginia did. She had such grace and dignity. Her smile and laugh was infectious. I saw her several times during the last 3 years. She was as beautiful as she ever was with that dark hair that refused to turn gray. She was a dear Christian woman and I'm a much better person for having known her.
July 4, 2013
We are saddended to hear of the lost of Virginia. Our hearts are with you in this time of sorrow. Please accept our heartfelt condolences on the loss of your loved one. Sam Moore & Family