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Shannon Rufe Snow Drive Funeral Chapel

6001 Rufe Snow Drive, Fort Worth, TX

OBITUARY

Virginia Anderson

June 13, 1936October 26, 2019

Virginia Henslee Anderson, 83, transitioned home on October 26, 2019. She is survived by her husband of 61 years LTC James R. Anderson, USAF(Ret), her six children, nine grandchildren, and two great grandchildren. She was born in Jackson, MS and grew up in Ruston, LA and Shreveport, LA. She graduated from Byrd High School in Shreveport and La. Tech University in Ruston where she received a B.S. Degree in Business Education. She and James became engaged in college. Since James pursued an Air Force career, she followed him all over the world including tours in the United Kingdom and Germany as well as eight bases in seven states. Virginia made dear friends wherever they were stationed as people became aware of the beautiful spirit that she is. They resided in North Richland Hills for the past 40 years. She was a dedicated Jehovah's Witness Minister and made the lives of so many people better for having known her. She was cared for in her final illness by her loving children.

A memorial service will be held at 11:30 am, Friday, November 8, 2019 at Shannon Rufe Snow Funeral Chapel, 6001 Rufe Snow Drive, Fort Worth, Texas with interment of cremains to follow at 1:30 p.m. at DFW National Cemetery, 2000 Mountain Creek Parkway, Dallas, Texas.

  • FAMILY

  • and six children; nine grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

Services

  • Memorial Service Friday, November 8, 2019
  • Interment of Cremated Remains Friday, November 8, 2019

Memories

Virginia Anderson

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Suzanne George (Oggier)

November 7, 2019

I dearly loved Virginia. She was special beyond words. I will always remember her sweet smile, shrug of shoulders and the warm hugs! She was a shining example of what a Christian woman should be. My life was certainly better for knowing and loving her. What a treasure she was! I will always smile in my heart when I remember her.

Victoria Clearwater

November 6, 2019

Hello all,

My Mom (Mareta) isn’t up to traveling now, and I was not able to make it down for Virginia’s service, but we wanted you all to know that we are there with you in spirit now and beyond. Such a blessing to know she was loved by her whole community – family, friends and church, and she will of course, live on in all our hearts now, as she journeys home, and for all the years ahead. We, who are left behind, feeling the loss of her presence here, please know that Mom and I are here for you, and sending light and prayers always.

Love and peace to you all,

Mareta and Victoria

Tina Omar

November 4, 2019

Virginia was a spiritual mom for me. We shared family worship at the library together at times. I learned so much from her and will truly miss her wisdom and kind gentle demeanor. I thank Jehovah for being able to spend the time with her I did. She is loved by many and will be missed by more.

April May

November 4, 2019

Virginia Anderson was the kindest person I have ever known! I appreciate all the time she gave to all those who needed her. She truly cared about every person she knew. Above all I will always remember her as Christ like.

Aleta Davis

November 2, 2019

Sis. Virginia & I hadn't known each other years and years yet we connected...she was like a soft unassuming breeze of comfort one thinks about on a humid summer night...sometimes there are too few words to express:"one moment in time".

Penny Oliver

November 2, 2019

Virginia has meant so much to our family for 35+ years. She will be missed. She was such an encouraging friend, and her love for others was truly contagious. Steve and Penny Oliver

Tanya Ekstrom (Oliver)

November 2, 2019

My heart goes out to every member of Virginia’s family at this sad time. I have many happy memories of her and feel we were like family when I was young. Virginia is one of my first memories when we moved to Texas when I was a little girl . Her zeal for the ministry was to a level I had never seen before and rarely have since since. She had a deep love and empathy for people and gave of herself above and beyond. She has been a fine example for me my whole life. I hope you are all able to find comfort in thinking of all of the happy memories. Sending much love your way.

William Kelly

November 1, 2019

Virginia is a dear Sister and friend. Although she is not suffering anymore, she will be truly missed.
I am so sorry for your loss.

DAVID BROOKS

October 31, 2019

I always thought of Virginia as the kindest person I ever knew...she had so many kids, and the chaos that went along with a full house just like any big family really; but I was always so impressed with how loving and kind she remained despite it all.

Many people claim to be Christians, but Virginia proved she was with every word, thought and deed; truly one of the finest examples of what a Christian should be that I've ever had the privilege to meet.

I look forward to seeing you again one day Virginia!

Sue Brooks-knight

October 31, 2019

Virginia and I were very good friends. I loved going in service with her. She was so kind and mild mannered.. my children and I spent many days swimming in her pool unless there were fish in there. Her little weenie dogs would dive in after them. She had wonderful children too. I also liked her husband who would accompany her to my house sometimes. I miss all of you and wish I could be there. I’m so sad I haven’t gotten to see my friend before she past away. Love, Sue

FROM THE FAMILY