Carter Funeral Home announces the transition of Deacon Clifford James Anderson, of Montgomery, AL. Deacon Anderson, 71, fondly known as “Zeb’ was an Honorably Discharged Veteran of the United States Army.
He peacefully completed his earthly tenure on Monday, February 15, 2021. Celebration of Life Services and Interment with Military Honors was held Saturday, February 27, 2021, at 11:00 a.m. from the Elizabeth Missionary Baptist Cemetery of the Aberfoil Community. Pastor Hawthorne Reed delivered the eulogy. The service was live-streamed on the Carter Funeral Home Facebook page. Public visitation was held Friday, February 26, 2021, from 2:00 p.m. until 5:00 p.m. at Carter Funeral Home. All visitations and services were conducted exercising prescribed social distancing protocols. A Time To Be Born: Clifford “Zeb” James Anderson, son of the late Deacon Joe Anderson, Sr. and Deaconess Ardenier Anderson was born on November 18, 1949, in the City of Union Springs, Alabama.
A Time To Serve: Clifford James Anderson gave his life to Christ at an early age and joined the Elizabeth Baptist Church (Aberfoil Community) baptized under the pastorate, Reverend G. W. Smiley. As a young man, he graduated from Carver High School in 1967 and matriculated to Tuskegee Institute and Alabama State University. He later in life acquired an Associate Degree in Theology from Trinity School of Theology, a branch of Samford University. He was drafted into the United States Army where he served 12 years while being stationed in Iran, Germany, and the United States.
He went on to work for the federal government for 35 years with positions at the United States Patent and Trade Office, the United States Postal Service, and the Veterans Administration Hospital. He retired in 2005 from federal service. Upon his return home to the State of Alabama in 1998, he has served as a Bible Study and Sunday School teacher, along with being a member of Elizabeth Baptist Male Chorus, and was ordained as a Deacon at Elizabeth Baptist Church in 2012.
A Time to Love: On November 30, 1973, Clifford James Anderson was united in holy matrimony to Doris Ann Webster. To this union of 47 years, they were blessed with two sons and two daughters. In 2015 he was promoted to Grandfather with the birth of his first and only grandson. A Time To Do Die: As the Lord saw fit to call him home, he was transitioned from labor to reward on Monday, February 15, 2021. A Time To Mourn: Clifford James Anderson will always be loved and cherished. He had a passion for cooking and will be remembered for his infamous peach cobbler. He was preceded in death by his parents: Joe, Sr. and Ardenier Anderson of Union Springs, Alabama; his father and mother-in-law: Oscar and Heloise Webster.
He was also preceded in death by his siblings: Willie “Bill” Anderson, James “Tom” Anderson, Olgie Anderson-Lee, and Geneva Anderson, and his siblings-in-love: Idell Anderson, Eloise Anderson, Roberta Smith, Gloria Haney, Wilbert Williams, James Penn, Lloyd Finney, and Willie Simmons, and Edward Taylor. He is survived by his wife Doris-Ann Anderson and four children: Namon Webster Anderson, LeMar-Kinley Anderson, Venus Kurtessa Anderson, Corliss Delicia (Reggie) Anderson-Ellis, and grandson Aiden Hunter Anderson; brothers: Joe Anderson, Jr., Everett (Katie) Anderson both of Springfield, Mass and Wilbert Anderson of Tuskegee, Alabama; sisters: Odell Penn of Union Springs, Alabama; Mable “Pat” Finney of Springfield, Mass; Sarah “Jean” Simmons and Malinda F. Anderson, both of Perry, Georgia; and Beketha Y. Anderson, of Union Springs, Alabama; siblings-in love: Norman (Helen) Smith, and Jacqueline Taylor; and a very devoted ex-sister-in-law, Antoinette Anderson of Midway, Alabama. There are a host of nephews, nieces, other relatives, and friends who shared in the love and adoration of Clifford James Anderson.
The Staff of Carter Funeral Home is honored to support the family of the late Deacon. Clifford James Anderson with End of Life Services.