She was a member of Samples Memorial Baptist Church. She was a school bus driver for Bradley County Schools for more than 30 years. Her hobbies included hunting and crocheting.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Doyle Anderson; father, Marvin Gates; and two stepchildren: Mike Anderson and Katy Underwood.
She is survived by her mother, Ada Gates, of Cleveland; three children: Ada Anderson, Cathy Caywood and husband, Gary Caywood, Labron Anderson and wife, Beth Anderson, all of Cleveland; seven grandchildren: Tim Anderson, Casey Park, Cheyenne Anderson, Maleah Anderson and Lisa Dalton, all of Cleveland; and Julie Bowers and Chris Bowers, both of Crandall, Ga.; five great-grandchildren; two brothers: Odell Gates and wife, Marylin Gates, and Paul Gates and wife, Patti Gates, all of Cleveland; one sister and best friend, Frankie Gates of Cleveland; and several nieces and nephews.
The funeral will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, Dec. 21, 2012, at Samples Memorial Baptist Church with Pastor Mark Cameron officiating.
Interment will follow in Union Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery with Doug Ingram, Chris Ingram, Brandon Ingram, Mark Young, Zack Gates and Shane Dunlap serving as pallbearers.
A white dove release ceremony will conclude the service.
The family will receive friends from 6 to 9 p.m. today at the church.
The family will receive friends from 1 to 2 p.m. Friday at the church prior to the service.
Ralph Buckner Funeral Home and Crematory is in charge of the arrangements.
We invite you to send a message of condolence and view the Anderson family guestbook at www.ralphbuckner.com.