SSG Joseph Emmanuel Anderson

January 23, 1982January 1, 2014
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Staff Sergeant Joseph Emmanuel Anderson passed away on Wednesday, January 1, 2014 at the age of 31. He was a loving daddy to Joseph Anderson Jr. (age 12), Jamal Anderson (age 11), and Morgan Anderson (age 7). Son of David and Kathleen Anderson. Brother of Veronica Mowery (Vance) and David Anderson Jr. He was active duty in the U.S. Army having served for 12 years. His last assignment was at Walter Reed Hospital. He earned the Global War on Terror as a result of his three deployments in Iraq. He earned his Airborne Wings in 2005. He was proud to follow his two grandfathers who both served in the Army in WWII. He was an avid deer hunter and Saints Fan.

A Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Wednesday, January 8, 2014 at 11:00 AM in the Chapel of Westside Leitz-Eagan Funeral Home, 5101 Westbank Expressway. Visitation will begin at 9:00 AM. Interment will be in Biloxi National Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Wounded Warrior Project ( or Fisher House ( Express condolences at


  • Visitation Wednesday, January 8, 2014
  • Funeral Service Wednesday, January 8, 2014

SSG Joseph Emmanuel Anderson

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Mike Gonzalez

October 13, 2014

Hey Brother, constantly thinking about you as I am right now. Sitting here on a tree this early morning with Stoney, doing what you loved the most and that was hunting. See you in a few weeks to share a couple of words with you in your final resting place. Love and miss you Brother.


February 12, 2014

I miss Joseph daily !!!!!!!!!!! I am still praying for the Anderson Family and Children! I know we can never replace Joseph but he definitely made a impact on me and my heart. I pray that we all celebrate his life and how much of a great man/father/friend/brother/friend/soldier he was. I will always LOVE him. RestInParadise

monica colon

February 10, 2014

the times we shared together were always full of laughter. I wish that this whole thing was a bad dream. Happy belated bday. MISS you so much. You were a character.
love your amiga
To the family
my heart breaks for all of you. I Am angry and at a loss...stay positive and just know he is alive in our hearts.

Gary Lorance

February 7, 2014

My deepest condolences go to Joseph's loved ones. I had the opportunity to work with him at Ft. Hood and he helped me pull through when things got rough. He was one of the best friends someone could ask for. I'm sorry for your loss.

Katrina Neal Charlie Powell

February 6, 2014

We are so sorry for your loss. Please know that your family is in our thoughts and prayers.

Katrina Neal & Charlie Powell

February 6, 2014

We are so sorry for your loss. Please know that your family is in our thoughts and prayers.

Brenda Pitre

January 27, 2014

Happy Birthday Up In Heaven I Love You Rip Sweet Angel

Miss CC

January 25, 2014

To my dearest family, some things I'd like to say...
but first of all, to let you know, that I arrived okay.
I'm writing this from heaven. Here I dwell with God above.
Here, there's no more tears of sadness; here is just eternal love.

Please do not be unhappy just because I'm out of sight.
Remember that I'm with you every morning, noon and night.
That day I had to leave you when my life on earth was through,
God picked me up and hugged me and He said, "I welcome you."

It's good to have you back again; you were missed while you were gone.
As for your dearest family, they'll be here later on.
I need you here badly; you're part of my plan.
There's so much that we have to do, to help our mortal man.

God gave me a list of things, that he wished for me to do.
And foremost on the list, was to watch and care for you.
And when you lie in bed at night, the day's chores put to flight.
God and I are closest to the middle of the night.

When you think of my life on earth, and all those loving years
because you are only human, they are bound to bring you tears.
But do not be afraid to cry; it does relieve the pain.
Remember there would be no flowers, unless there was some rain.

I wish that I could tell you all that God has planned.
But if I were to tell you, you wouldn't understand.
But one thing is for certain, though my life on earth is o'er.
I'm closer to you now, than I ever was before.

There are many rocky roads ahead of you and many hills to climb;
but together we can do it by taking one day at a time.
It was always my philosophy and I'd like it for you too...
that as you give unto the world, the world will give to you.

If you can help somebody who's in sorrow and pain,
then you can say to God at night......"My day was not in vain."
And now I am contented....that my life has been worthwhile,
knowing as I passed along the way, I made somebody smile.

So if you meet somebody who is sad and feeling low,
just lend a hand to pick him up, as on your way you go.
When you're walking down the street, and you've got me on your mind;
I'm walking in your footsteps only half a step behind.

And when it's time for you to go.... from that body to be free,
remember you're not're coming here to me.

Ruth Ann Mahaffey (author)
©Copyright 1998

Emann Batiste

January 15, 2014

As I look at the photes of your family my heart is so crushed.I've never met your son, husband, brother and most of all daddy.I will pray for you all but I will never forget the love that I seen in these pic's of man and his family.and just being a daddy full of love and wonder in his eyes.

Stephen Kaba

January 13, 2014

The Anderson's,
Please accept my heartfelt condonlences for your great lost. I worked with Joe on one of my projects and he was such a nice and hardworking gentleman to work with. I know the gap created by Joe can never be filled but I pray our Good Lord will console you and fill your hearts with the joy that Joe lived a beautiful life. May he guide, protect and be with through these difficult days and beyond. MISS YOU JOE!! R.I.P.