Mother Lena Augusta Anderson, 93 of Little Rock, Arkansas transitioned on the evening of Wednesday, January 16, 2019 at Baptist Heath Medical Center- Little Rock. She was born March 25, 1925 in Hazen, Arkansas. Her Parents Jimmie Lee Hamilton (Roger Miller) and (Maggie Mae) Gilbert, along with her Stepfather Rev. J.C Homes of Stuttgart, Arkansas preceded her in death. She was raised in Hazen and attended school in Biscoe,AR. before attending Dunbar High School in Little Rock. She played basketball and ran track at Biscoe High School.
Mother Anderson confessed Christ at an early age at Prairie Chapel MBC in Hazen and later moved to Canaan MBC in Little Rock. She later joined First Baptist Church under the leadership of Pastor William L. Robinson, where she served on the Mother's Board.
Mother Anderson leaves to cherish her memories,Daughters: Patty (Willis) Stewart and Joyce Perry; Son: Ricky (Claudia) Westbrook Sr.; Grandchildren: Brain (Shalonda) Toombs, Ricky Westbrook Jr., and Raquel Westbrook; Great Grandchildren: Jasmine Robinson, Landon Toombs, Zaylen Toombs, Brooklyn Toombs and Kai-Dynce; Sister: Lula Mae McDonald; Step-Brother Waymond (Deloris) Stewart; God-Daughter: Deneen (Heard) Velour and a host of other relatives and friends.
Before us great Death stands
Our fate held close within his quiet hands.
When with proud joy we lift Life’s red wine
To drink deep of the mystic shining cup
And ecstasy through all our being leaps—
Death bows his head and weeps.
– Rainer Maria Rilke
"The Epitome of Service"
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