Braeden Kenneth Anderson

June 25, 2004February 14, 2018
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Braeden Kenneth Anderson, 13, of Westlake died suddenly February 14, 2018 in his father's arms. He was born in Lake Charles to Erika and Brad Anderson in 2004 and attended SP Arnette Middle School.

Braeden had a strong faith in God and attended the First Baptist Church in Westlake where he attended the Youth Groups. He loved his video games and watching and playing sports. Braeden was the joy of our lives! He will be remembered as a polite, young man that was full of funny stories and loved making everyone laugh. Braeden Anderson's contagious smile will never escape our memories. Many of our lives were changed by his kind heart.

Those left to forever cherish his memory include his parents; Brad and Erika Anderson, sisters; Carli and Carrington Anderson, grandparents; Kenneth and Julia Anderson of Westlake, Ross and Patricia Whitaker of DeRidder, and Robert Cooley of Texas, aunts and uncles; David and Tracey Anderson of Leander, TX, John and Debbie Bosman of Frisco, TX, Lee Mallett of Iowa, and Kym DiGiovanni of Lake Charles, Sean and Annette DiGiovanni of Lake Charles, Kevin and Debbie Cooley of Singer, Annette and Juan Nieves of DeRidder, Mark and Arlette Litten of Colorado and many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. He will be forever missed and always loved by everyone who was blessed to know Braeden.

Visitation to be held Thursday, February 22, 2018 from 5-8:00 pm at First Baptist Church, Westlake, resuming Friday February 23, 2018 at 9:00 am until time of Funeral Service at 11:00 am. Burial to follow at Magnolia Cemetery, Westlake. Words of comfort may be shared with the family at


  • Visitation Thursday, February 22, 2018
  • Funeral Service Friday, February 23, 2018

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Rebecca Clark

February 23, 2018

My daughter Morgan went to school with Braeden at PHE. Over the years she has mentioned what a great friend he is and misses having him around. We are praying for you all.

Madison Monaco

February 23, 2018

Braeden and I were 4th grade friends, he used to come to my house and we would play hide and seek, tag, etc. he was so funny, caring, he even laughed when i made him fall at recess. We went to Plesent Hill together I really liked him. He was always there for me hen i needed him even though i was and still a crazy friend. I would always make fun of him, my family had a party for him and his friend Jace, they were moving and we played in the street. I remember when it was movie night at elementary school and it was so dumb but we held hands during the entire movie and i had so many butterflies in my stomach, he also walked my halfway home everyday after that, i also made fun of him because his bike seat was so little. I will miss him I actaully have never forgotten him.

Kyra Miller

February 23, 2018

I knew Braeden in fourth grade. He was one of those people who could light up a room. He taught me some few things I could never learn from anyone else. Like how to be open to others apologies and how to do a trick on my skateboard. He was one of my only friends. Its sad that he has recently passed. A piece of my heart will be taken forever. Im sorry for everyones loss. I was heartbroken to hear the news and I know will a little time my heart will heal but it wont forgot one of my best friends. Braeden: I love you and may you rest peacefully

Ruth Hanagriff Desormeaux

February 23, 2018

Your in my prayers. My god be with y'all.

Char James

February 22, 2018

We are so sorry for your lost!
Braeden was a funny, smart, and outgoing young man. We are going to truly miss him.
Condolences to you and your family. Blessings sent your way.

Jakeiyah Satcher-Phills

February 22, 2018

He looks like a joy filled child. I'm so sorry for your earthly loss.He's made heaven his home and awaiting all his loved ones to come along. Be blessed in this season of bereavement knowing that this is not our home and we're just passing through.

Ann Mann

February 22, 2018

So sad, a young man just starting out, with so much potential, gone, but with our Lord enjoying Heaven. Prayers for the family.

February 21, 2018

Erika and family..... We are so sorry for your loss. We will be praying for you.
Bro. Jimmy and Brenda Clark (Singer, La.)

Binky Fletcher Grimes

February 21, 2018

I'm so sorry to hear of the loss of your precious boy. I didn't know him but know Mr. Kenneth and miss Julia from years back. May God give you some kind of comfort.

Brad & Donna Arabie

February 21, 2018

I am extremely sadden by the your loss! I'll be lifting your family up in my prayers!