May 6, 1956 – August 4, 2018
Marcia Elizabeth Anderson was born in Boston, MA. She was a beautiful gift from God for her father the late Deacon Ezra (Speed) Anderson aka for Speed’s famous hot dogs, and Audrey Crawley Anderson, an educator and writer. Marcia grew up in a Christian household.
In Marcia’s early years her parents recognized that she had a love for dancing, music, drama and art. Her father thought that she inherited her love for music and dancing from him because he was famous as the first Black DJ in Massachusetts. Similarly, her mother thought that drama and writing skills were inherited from her.
At the age of 5 Marcia entered the famous Elma Lewis School of Dance and Drama in Roxbury, MA, now known as the National Center of Afro-American Artists.
Marcia excelled in dance, acting and drama. She was often the featured dancer in Boston and New York. Marcia was also featured in the book “The Anatomy of Culture.” Elma Lewis was a no-nonsense mentor to generations of young aspiring actors, dancers and singers.
After graduation from high school, she followed her father’s footsteps, and entered the University of Minnesota. While there, she also participated in drama and dance, but even great than this, Marcia developed a strong relationship with Christ and joined the Evangelistic Association at school, working to spread the Word of God in Minnesota and surrounding areas.
Unfortunately she developed bronchial asthma where she lived with her parents. With the help of God and medicines, she recovered from asthma.
Marcia loved the Lord, and accepted Jesus Christ as her Lord and Savior. Marcia loved praying. For every occasion she would say “Let’s pray about this” and “Prayer is the answer to all things”.
- Memorial Service Friday, August 10, 2018
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