Rosie S. Anderson (“Mu-Dear”) was born August 2, 1918 to the late Mr. Joe and Mrs. Sallie Lou Scott-Nash in the Parish of Red River—Mansfield, Louisiana. She was the fifth of six children. Rosie is preceded in death by two of her daughters; Dorothy Jean Crocklin and Mae B. Anderson, her parents, her brothers; J.W. Nash, Oscar Nash, Walter Lee Nash, Savannah Nash, and her sister; Ida B. Hicks.
As a young person, Rosie accepted Christ to be her Lord and Savior in Shreveport, Louisiana. With only a primary (school) level of education, Rosie worked as a chef at a restaurant in Shreveport for over 30 years. She had a very strong work ethic. She spent most of her life in Shreveport, Louisiana. In 1937, Rosie joined in holy matrimony to the late Mr. Louis Anderson. Rosie helped raise a lot of her friend’s children and grandchildren. She loved them all as if they were her children. She became known to them as “Mu-Dear.”
Rosie relocated to Wichita, Kansas. While in Wichita, she united with Breakthrough Ministries, under the leadership of Bishop Henry A. Foster. She loved her church and her pastor; she enjoyed good Bible preaching and good songs. She used to say, “I can’t sing, but I can ‘hmmmmm’ along with the chorus!” Mrs. Anderson knew that one must declare God as Lord and Savior in order to live in His eternal home. She also knew the significance in worshipping God. She worshipped God at church and at home. She remained faithful to the Lord even after she was unable to leave her bed. Even today—knowing her spirit, Mrs. Anderson would want her loved ones to receive Christ while they have a chance.
Mrs. Rosie S. Anderson’s release from this earthly world was announced by flowers blooming in heaven at 6:50 a.m. on Friday, February 17, 2012 from Wichita, Kansas, following an extended illness with cancer. She will be deeply missed by her loved ones. She leaves to mourn her passing, four children; Betty Ann Witherspoon of Wichita, Kansas, Annie Lee Morrison of Shreveport, Louisiana, Rose Marie Jackson of Houston, Texas and Susie Ann Witherspoon of Shreveport, Louisiana. Mrs. Anderson also leaves a host of grandchildren, great grandchildren, great-great grandchildren, nieces, nephews, extended family members, church family, and friends. He that dwelleth in the secret place of the most high shall abide under the shadow of the almighty Psalms 91: 1 (KJV)
The celebration of the love and joy Mother Anderson brought to our lives will be Saturday, February 25, 2012 - 10:00 a.m. at Breakthrough Ministries, 1620 W. 21st Street North, Wichita, KS 67204.
Relatives and friends may visit Mother Anderson while she reposefully rest in peace in the Biglow-Bethea Funeral Home Chapel on Friday, February 24, 2012 from 1:00 p.m. until 5:00 p.m. with a wake to follow from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m.