1889 - May 1, 1970
|Mrs. Fannie Lolley Anders, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Lolley, was born in the Cadeville community of Ouachita Parish and lived there throughout her childhood and youth. She moved to West Monroe, Louisiana, as a young woman and began her career as a sales lady, which she continued until retirement.
Miss Fannie became an active member of the Antioch Methodist Church at a very early age and continued a devoted member of that church until she was married to Brother Dan Anders late in life.
Mrs. Anders and Brother Dan lived a very happy and useful life in the work of the church throughout their last years. She was a wonderful helpmate to Brother Dan in the pastorate serving the Claiborne and Hall Summit Churches until retirement. Then at retirement they moved to the Retired Pastors’ home in Ruston until the death of Brother Anders. Following Bro. Dan’s death, Miss Fannie continued in the retirement home as manager of the retired apartments until her death on May 1, 1970.
God graced her life with eighty-one (81) years of fruitful service in his church and Kingdom. Miss Fannie was a modest, refined, quiet, soft-spoken, friendly and loveable Christian lady, highly regarded by all who knew her.
She filled the place well as mother to Brother Dan’s children in a most wonderful way. Loving them as her very own and being loved by them as their very own.
Her last few years, she was an active and devoted member of Trinity United Methodist Church.
Miss Fannie was the type of Christian Lady we find in the Bible of which Jesus our Lord referred to when he said “She hash done what she could.”
To have known Miss Fannie, one just had to say “She had been with Jesus.” There now, she is at rest in peace. God bless her memory.
|Source: Journal of the Louisiana Conference of the United Methodist Church, Conference A, 1970, Page 147.|