Mrs. Melva Jean Anderson

January 26, 1928September 22, 2011

Winston-Salem-Mrs. Melva Jean Anderson, 83, passed away at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center on September 22, 2011 surrounded by her family. Funeral services will be held on Sunday at 2PM at Bethany Baptist Church with interment to follow at Forsyth Memorial Park.

Mrs. Anderson was born in Natrona County, Wyoming on January 26, 1928 to the late Martin Franklin and Louella Mary Gibson Anderson. She married Herbert Daniel Anderson in 1946 and together they journeyed happily through life for sixty-four years. She was employed with AT&T as a manufacturing coordinator and retired after twenty-five years of service. One of the highlights of her career at AT&T was being on the first trans-Atlantic fiber optic phone call. After she and Herbert retired they enjoyed traveling together and she loved working in her yard and vegetable garden. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and sister to her family she cherished. She was an active member of Bethany Baptist Church for fifty years.

She is survived by her husband, son, Daniel E. (Rebecca) Anderson; daughters, Wanda A. (Smith) Bolejack and Deborah A. (Gary) Veit; sisters, Mary Souther, Norvella Hawks and Betty Lou Heath; brother, Darwin Franklin Anderson of Wilkesboro; nine grandchildren and ten great-grandchildren.

The family will received guests from 6 to 8 P.M. Saturday, September 24 at Frank Vogler & Sons Funeral Home, Reynolda Chapel. On line condolences may be made at


  • Visitation Saturday, September 24, 2011
  • Funeral Service Sunday, September 25, 2011

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Barry & Pam Wilson

September 30, 2011

Dear Anderson Family - Jean was a warm and beautiful person, a true blessing to know. May God comfort you with His Peace and Love.

Carolyn Dickerson

September 27, 2011

Herbert and all of the Anderson family; so sorry to hear of your loved one. I worked with Jean at Western Electric/At&T around 1967 in the coil shop. She was a very fine lady and always had a smile.She was a person that you never forgot. My thought and prayers are with you.

Dewayne and Marsha Byrd

September 26, 2011

Dear Anderson Family-We want you to know how very sorry we are for your loss. Jean's gentle spirit was able to touch all those that she met. Her sweet smile just made you know that you were loved. She was a tiny lady with a bundle of courage. She will be greatly missed by her Bethany family. May God's presence give you peace and comfort and may your Happy -Precious memories warm your heart and help you smile as only the Andersons can. Jean's celebration of life was an inspiration to all present--thank you. (we will do our best to help keep Herb in line) Dewayne and Marsha Byrd

Ed and Mary Figuli

September 25, 2011

Our prayers go out to Herb and the entire Anderson family for Jean. What a super lady with a great smile and much warmth. It's heaven's gain and our loss.

Karen Williams

September 25, 2011


Please know that you and your family are in my prayers.

James and Debbie Anderson

September 24, 2011

Aunt Jean was a wonderful lady. We love you all.

David Nelson

September 24, 2011

I just wanted to let you know my thoughts and my prayers are with you and your family through this heartbreaking time. Nothing I can say will ease your pain but just wanted you to know I am thinking of you. Love to you and your family.

kathy and chuck giller

September 24, 2011

wanda, my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Martha Ivester

September 24, 2011

I don't know if you will remember me but I met you from the Y and had worked with Dan and Becky at BellSouth. I am so sorry she will be missed.

Charlie Gwyn

September 24, 2011

Sorry to hear about your loss. Jean was a very sweet lady. She will be greatly missed. We will keep the family in our prayers.