Lorrie Doris Anderson
November 24, 1922 – October 26, 2020
Loretta (Lorrie) Doris Anderson Loretta “Lorrie” Doris Anderson, 97, went Home to be with her Lord and Savior on October 26th, 2020 at Harbor Chase Memory Care in Rock Hill, SC. She was born in Paterson, NJ on November 24, 1922 to Frederick and Loretta Anderson. Lorrie graduated from Ramsey High School in NJ. In 1943 she went on to study Bible at Providence Bible Institute in Providence, RI and became a missionary with Wycliffe Bible Translators. She went to Summer Institute of Linguistics (SIL) many summers to further study Bible translation. At age 26 she, along with her translation partner, went to live in the jungles of Peru as Bible translators with the Candoshi Indians, who were head hunters. She landed in Peru on October 6, 1948. She was able to lead Chief Tariri to a saving knowledge of Jesus Christ along with many of the Indian tribe. Lorrie dedicated her life to Bible translation and served in the jungle for 35 years. She “retired” when she was in her 80s and then continued to work at the JAARS mission station (the support arm of Wycliffe Bible Translators) in Waxhaw, NC. She continued to work in many different departments including Intercultural Communications, HR and Language Services. In addition to her parents, Lorrie is predeceased by her two sisters Ruth Anderson and Judy Anderson Drew. She is survived by her nephew Chris Drew, his wife Lori and their 3 children Hannah, Isaac, and Audrey of Wellsboro, PA.; her niece Jennifer (Drew) Langford and her husband Ron, along with their 3 children, Cameron of Ellsworth AFB in SD, Alexa Langford and Tanner Langford all of Waxhaw, NC. Also surviving are her cousins Rosemarie Deo from NJ and John Flood from CA. Due to Covid restrictions, there will be extended visiting hours Saturday, October 31 from 10:00 am until 5:00 pm and Sunday, November 1 from 1:00 pm until 5:00 pm at McEwen Funeral Home of Monroe, 204 S. Main St., Monroe, NC. Burial will be private. In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made in her honor to Hawthorne Gospel Church, 2000 NJ-208, Hawthorne, NJ 07506 or JAARS, PO Box 248, Waxhaw, NC 28173.
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Lorrie Doris Anderson
October 28, 2020
Lorrie "Doris" as we always called her was my first cousin (her father and my mother were brother and sister), I will always remember that of our generation (our grandparent's grandchildren, she was the oldest and I was the youngest). I didn't see Doris much as a child since she was already in the jungles of Peru. I do remember meeting the chief when I was about 8 years old. When I got married in 1974 Doris happened to be home on furlough and was able to attend. That made me so happy. Whenever she was in NJ she would always make a point of getting together with whatever family was available. We had many fun luncheons at my house. She will be missed but I know she is rejoicing in Heaven and reuniting with her parents and sisters. Jennifer, you and Christopher were the light of her life. Love to you and your families "cousin" Mary