Sara M. Anderson

July 31, 1941October 6, 2010

Sara M. Anderson, age 69, a loving, wife, mother, and grandmother went home to be with the Lord on October 6, 2010. She was born in Winnsboro, SC and had moved to Clay County in 1979. She was Baptist by faith. Survivors include her husband of 50 years, Charles “Ed” Anderson, 2 sons, Brad (Sara) and Brian (Heather Young) Anderson, 2 daughters, Debrah Kelley (Rick) and Deanna Wells (Craig), 3 sisters, Betty Hayes, Diane Gonzales and Tina Yandle and 6 grandchildren. Funeral service will be held Sunday, October 10, 2010, at 3:30 PM in the Chapel of HARDAGE-GIDDENS RIVERMEAD FUNERAL HOME, 127 Blanding Blvd. Orange Park, Fl. 32073, ( 904)272-6316. The family will receive friends from 2:30 until service time. Family request memorials to be made to Community Hospice of NE FL, 4266 Sunbeam Rd. Jacksonville, Fl. 32257. Join us in sharing tributes at


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Linda Dyson

October 18, 2010

When I think of Marie, I see her sweet smile...then I hear her happy laugh. She was, and is, a very special lady. Love and Prayers to all her family.....

Laura Dyson

October 17, 2010

A loving grandmother and the best friend anyone could ever ask for. She gave all and asked for little in return. She will be missed and loved always.

October 13, 2010

A sorrowful goodby to a wonderful wife, mother, grandmother, and friend.
Your work on earth is done. Your legacy lives on in the hearts of all
those you touched.
Marilyn and Bruce Kendeigh

Pam Helquist

October 10, 2010

May the road rise up to meet you.
May the wind be always at your back.
May the sun shine warm upon your face;
the rains fall soft upon your fields and until we meet again, may God hold you in the palm of His hand.

Brad and Sara I am so sorry for your loss...I know how hard losing a mother is -but rest in the peace that she is no longer suffering and that she is fully healed. I love you both. Pam, Melody & McKenzie

Liz Hayes

October 8, 2010

You all are in my thoughts and prayers....Praying God will give you strength and comfort as you go thru the days ahead....Luv U All...God Bless

Mark and Liz Hayes

October 8, 2010

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)
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Brad and Sara Anderson

October 8, 2010

There is no greater bond than that between a mother and her children. She will forever be in our hearts as we celebrate the life of one of the strongest and loving women I know. To a mother that has always given more than she would ever take, you will surely be missed. We love you mom.