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East Lawn Funeral Home & East Lawn Memorial Park

4997 Memorial Blvd, Kingsport, TN

OBITUARY

Vaudine Crawford Anderson

September 1, 1928July 23, 2020

Lady Victoria Vaudine Crawford Anderson answered the call of her Lord to come to her eternal home on Thursday (July 23, 2020).

Known by friends and family as Vaudine, she was born at home in the West View community of Kingsport, Tennessee on September 1, 1928. She was the second child in a family of three girls and two boys. During her childhood years, Vaudine chose to become a follower of Jesus and was baptized and nurtured through the ministry of Calvary Baptist Church of Kingsport, TN. She attended Kingsport schools and graduated from Dobyns-Bennett High in 1947. Vaudine soon began working for Tennessee Eastman in the yarn plant. She continued her employment with Eastman until her marriage to Robert Anderson in 1950. They eventually made their home in Lynn Garden where they nurtured three children into adulthood. Vaudine and her family were faithful members of Lynn Garden Baptist church where she sang in the choir and was active in Sunday School. In the 1970s, Vaudine and Robert became faithful members of Gravely Baptist church, a mission church of Lynn Garden Baptist. During their years of service in Gravely, Vaudine and Robert helped develop and grow Dorothy Street mission in Kingsport.

Upon Robert’s death in 2013, Vaudine went to live with her son Ron and his wife Phyllis in Leesburg, FL. She resided in Leesburg until her home going. While in Leesburg, she was a faithful member in worship at Emmanuel Baptist Church in her late 80s and celebrated her 90th birthday while still active in worship. To be found faithful to her Lord and to his church was a constant in Vaudine’s life.

Vaudine was preceded in death by her parents, Aden Dudley and Marie Salyer Crawford; her sister and brother-in-law, Marian & Fred Stewart; her brother, Robert Crawford; brothers-in-law, James Price and Art Bellamy; nephew, Stephen Stewart; and several brothers and sisters-in-law in her husband’s family.

Vaudine’s surviving family includes her son, Ron & wife Phyllis Anderson; son, Warren & wife Lyla Anderson; daughter, Vicky Mullins; grandchildren, Diron Anderson & wife Megan and their son Robert; Aaron Anderson & wife Crystal, Rachel Moody & husband Paul; and Brandon Mullins; step-granddaughters, Kristy Beidleman and Athena Hunter & husband Earling and their son Earling II and their daughter Ainsley Scout; one sister, Jewel Bellamy; one brother, Eddie Crawford & wife Wanda; brother-in-law, Ralph Anderson & wife Pat; sister-in-law, Ruth Quillen; and many nieces and nephews.

Vaudine will be laid to rest on Friday (July 31, 2020) at 3 p.m. in the Christus Garden at East Lawn Memorial Park with Pastor David Salley officiating. Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.

Online condolences may be made to the Anderson family at www.eastlawnkingsport.com. East Lawn Funeral Home and Memorial Park has the honor of serving the Anderson family.

  • FAMILY

  • Ron & wife Phyllis Anderson, Son
  • Warren & wife Lyla Anderson, Son
  • Vicky Mullins, Daughter
  • Diron Anderson & wife Megan and son Robert; Aaron Anderson & wife Crystal, Rachel Moody & husband Paul; and Bandon Mullins, Grandchildren
  • Kristy Beidleman and Athena Hunter & husband Earling and their son Earling II and their daughter Ainsley Scout, Step-Daughters
  • Jewel Bellamy, Sister
  • Eddie Crawford & wife Wanda, Brother
  • Ralph Anderson & wife Pat, Brother-In-Law
  • Ruth Quillen, Sister-In-Law
  • Many nieces and nephews, Family
  • Aden Dudley and Marie Salyer Crawford, Parents (deceased)
  • Marian & Fred Stewart, Sister and Brother-In-Law (deceased)
  • Robert Crawford, Brother (deceased)
  • James Price and Art Bellamy, Brothers-In-Law (deceased)
  • Stephen Stewart, Nephew (deceased)
  • Several brothers and sisters-in-law in her husband's family, Family (deceased)

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Services

  • Committal Service

    Friday, July 31, 2020

Memories

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Virginia Austin

August 2, 2020

I remember this family as one that loved each other and loved
their Savior and was faithful to Him.

Terry Kindle

July 31, 2020

Ronnie, Warren, Vicky, and family,
I am so sorry for your loss. Your mom was a wonderful lady and I had my first memory of her she was driving that big 1958 Ford station wagon with me and mom and she and mother were visiting people to invite them to church. They would visit several people through the day.
We would not have had our home church if it had not been for your mom and dad as they wanted to make sure we had the salvation of our Lord.
She will be missed and I know she is like an angel now with your dad happy and smiling.

Wanda Crawford

July 31, 2020

I First Met Your Mom and Dad at a Crawford Picnic on July 4th At Eastman Cabin...Precious Memories of Her Will Always Remain in My Heart....

Sheila Cox

July 31, 2020

Ron, Warren, & Vicky,
I am so sorry to hear of your Mother’s passing. She was such a pleasant and sweet lady. When I think of you and remember your parents, it is with happy memories of a wonderful family. Please know you are in my thoughts and prayers.
Sheila Cox

Barbara Kindle

July 30, 2020

To the family of Vaudine Coy and I send our deepest smypathy . We have nothing but wonderful memories of all of the family. Going to church and seeing each of you growing up ,many memories. I guess you can remember all of of us walking to church , and you all playing together , all such good memories. May each of you be conforted at this time , and knowing we will meet her and your Dad also . We continue to lift each of you up at this time. Love Coy and Barbara

Violet Palmer

July 30, 2020

Ron, Warren & Vicky,
I am so sorry to hear of your Mother's passing but I know she is in a better place & I rejoice she is with your Dad again. I pray God wraps you in his loving arms & comforts your hearts. My prayers & love, Violet

Donna Parris Mullins

July 30, 2020

Vicky , Warren
So sorry to read of your Mother's passing. What a life well lived for The Lord. What a blessing for the children, grandchildren and other family members.
Love & Prayers
Donna Parris Mullins
Ocklawaha, Fl

Donna Parris Mullins

July 30, 2020

Vicky , Warren,
So sorry to read of your Mom"s passing. What a wonderful life she had lived for The Lord. What a blessing for her children, grandchildren and other family members.

Donna Parris Mullins
Ocklawaha, Fl

Rhetta Spriggs

July 30, 2020

Vicky, I am so sorry about your mom. Please know that you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.

Linda Rothwell

July 30, 2020

Vaudine, was such a wonderful friend and I enjoyed having her in our Sunday School Class at Gravelly! She taught me so much more than I could have ever taught her! I loved having her in class! A wonderful godly lady that I cherish having the opportunity of knowing! A true saint oh God! Praying for the family during this time.

Blessings, Love, and Prayers,
Linda Rothwell

FROM THE FAMILY

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