Marilyn Nesgaard Anderes

November 25, 1944December 27, 2020

Marilyn Nesgaard Anderes went home to see Jesus on Sunday, December 27, 2020 after a battle with pulmonary fibrosis. She is survived by her husband of 55 years John, daughter Joy Adams, son John Anderes III and wife Karen, son Mark Anderes and wife Lisa, and eight grandchildren Hannah, Kyle, John IV, Jamie, Alicia, Jackson, Christian and Isabella. She is also survived by her sister Barbara Kilgore and husband Thomas. Marilyn was a devoted mom, an elementary and middle school teacher, and a distinguished Bible teacher, mentor and author. She became a child of God in January of 1972. Marilyn taught Bible studies and led seminars and retreats, both nationally and internationally, for the last 40 years. She is also the author of several books and dozens of magazine articles. She shared her passion of Jesus with everyone she encountered.

In lieu of flowers please support the missions programs at one of the three churches Marilyn called home.

Cornerstone Assembly of God Missions Program 16010 Annapolis Rd Bowie, MD 20715

Uniontown Bible Church Missions Program 4272 Watson Lane Union Bridge, MD 21791

Loch Lynn Church of God Missions Program PO Box 2027 8649 Gorman Road Oakland, MD 21550

The family will have a private burial service and plans to have a memorial service in late spring or early summer. Details will be forthcoming.


  • A Memorial Service at a Later Date


Marilyn Nesgaard Anderes

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Lynn Boyer

January 15, 2021

My dear friend Marilyn... I so miss her so much! I had the privilege of knowing Marilyn for many years and many of those years were spent sitting under her teaching. What a great teacher and friend she was. I do so miss connecting with her in the mornings through prayer. My thoughts and prayers are with the family and all of her friends.

“Let your unfailing love surround us, Lord, for our hope is in you alone.”
‭‭Psalms‬ ‭33:22‬ ‭NLT‬‬

Betty Lewis

January 4, 2021

I believe I've known Marilyn & John since 1972 when my late husband and I started going to Mt. Oak Church. It was not long after that when she led me to an understanding of who Christ was and what He had done for me and I accepted Christ has my Lord & Savior. She became my teacher, my mentor, my confidant, and eventually a wonderful close friend. I will always cherish the times we had together.
The love she had for her family as a wife, a mom and a meemaw, was so evident. Her acceptance of people right where they were in their walk with Christ or otherwise was above and beyond and her great desire was to have every one she met come to know and love Christ. She was truly an authentic disciple of Christ.
My condolences and prayers will continue during this very difficult time to John, her children Joy, Johnny and Mark, along with her many grandchildren. I love the family very much.

Jane Tannenbaum

January 3, 2021

Friendships evolve over time. We had the pleasure of knowing Marilyn and John since the early 1990’s here in Bowie. They included us in some of their family events and later on when they moved to the Eastern shore of Maryland we’d see them during the holidays and then getting a personal invite to their home on Deep Creek Lake.

Marilyn’s love of life was always evident. Proud of her kids and grand kids there was always a smile when we’d get her updates on the family. Jane loved playing cards with her and our neighbors. We had fun tooling around the lake, taking in the local sights and traveling with them to see Frank Lloyd Wright’s Falling Water Mansion along with other mountain venues.

She will be missed. She was a beacon of light and always shared her love with us along with her culinary treats. May she Rest In Peace. All our love, Jane and Lewis

Lorraine Hiskey

January 2, 2021

Jim and I extend our personal love at this moment to John, John, jr and Mark...and as well to Joy, whom we have yet to meet.
We loved and admired your wife and mother and are grateful that Jesus allowed us to walk these years on earth in His Kingdom with her. If one knew Alicia Vereide Davidson, as we were fortunate to, they know she would be so pleased and grateful to Jesus the way Marilyn “grew in His grace and in His knowledge”...for it was she who God used to bring Marilyn into her extremely vital walk with Him. As it were, they resemble one another so much...vivacious, with a “naked intent” for their Savior...and most of all, resemble Him in their great love for others! Bless each of you, Jim and Lorraine Hiskey

Ron Luzier

January 1, 2021

John and Marilyn were loving lifelong partners. I have known them since 1972, and have included a picture taken at a company Christmas party about 1980. Marilyn's life has been an inspiration to us all.

Melinda (Smithson)Wetmore

January 1, 2021

I knew Mrs. Anderes as the mother of my best friend, Joy, in middle and high school. I have very fond memories of time spent with the Anderes family. Mrs. Anderes was always around with a smile on her face and some great words of wisdom. I enjoyed our girls lunches together in Annapolis. Her love of family, God and helping others were known to all who knew her. I am blessed to have known her and send prayers of comfort and peace to her family and friends.

Deborah Bakaysa

December 31, 2020

Marilyn and John have been great caring family friends for over 20 years. Marilyn was such a woman of Christ who was not afraid to share Jesus with anyone she met. We are So blessed to have both John and Marilyn in our lives and part of our journey. Praying for the Peace of Jesus for the Anderes family. Love you all.

Teresa Cornett

December 31, 2020

I first met Marilyn when we moved to MD in 1993 and visited the women's bible study at Mt. Oak. I loved her teaching, and when I found out she lived just a street over, she helped me start a bible study group in our neighborhood. One thing that really stands out to me is a memory when she was saying how she'd get so caught up in worship while playing the piano that she'd lose track of time and didn't start dinner or do some other chore. Her take-a-way from this was, "Don't be so heavenly that you're no earthly good!"
Well, Marilyn, you were mighty good here on Earth, and your many gifts are eternal. Thank you for blessing us with your wisdom, care, encouragement and love.
Prayers for your friends and family as you miss her presence here among you. May you catch glimpses of her traits in the next generations of Anderes family members as little gifts to you.

Patsy Zint

December 31, 2020

An awesome prayer partner, mentor, servant and friend, always leading me to see things through the eyes of God and His Word. How I will miss her!! 💗

Edith Perry

December 30, 2020

I thank God for the gift of Marilyn and the Word of God she ministered to all. Whenever we would see one another we would embrace and immediately begin to talk about the goodness of God. We had kindred spirits. I loved that. I didnot know her as long as many. But in the short time I did, what we shared is eternal!!