Helen Anderson

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Funeral services for Helen Anderson, 74, of Hughes Springs will be held at 10:00 AM on Friday, January 9, 2009 at Missionary Baptist Church in Hughes Springs with Rev. Larry Neeley officiating. Burial will be at Hughes Springs Cemetery under the direction of Reeder-Davis Funeral Home, Inc. Mrs. Anderson was born February 26, 1934 in Paris, TX and graduated from Paris High School. She passed away on Wednesday, January 7, 2009 at Baylor Hospital in Dallas. She was a Baptist and a member of The Modern Study Club in Hughes Springs. She was involved with Conifer Council of Girl Scouts and family and friends. Survivors include two daughters and sons-in-law Gina and Ken Niesman of Dallas, TX and Sissy and Mike Miller of Hughes Springs, TX; grandchildren Josh Miller of Longview, TX, Tyler Miller of Tyler, TX, Heather and her husband Brian Baker and Zachary Niesman all of Dallas, TX. She was preceded in death by her husband Duane (Doc) Anderson, her father Roy Barber and her mother Jane Barber Thomas; one sister Lou Brackeen. She fought a hard battle everyday to enjoy life while being overcome by Alzheimers Disease. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Alzheimer's Association in her memory. Mrs. Anderson will lie in state Thursday, January 8th and the family will receive friends from 6-8 PM at the funeral home.

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  1. Gina, Ken Heather and Zach,We were very sorry to hear of your loss. Although we only met Helen briefly at Brian and Heather's wedding, we were impressed by what a lady she was. She and all your family will be in our prayers.

  2. Sissy, I am so sorry to hear about your mom. She was a very special lady. You and your family are in our prayers. Love ya best friend from 1st grade!

  3. Gina and Sissy I am so sorry to hear of your Mom's passing. She is now with Mr. Doc and so very happy. She was such a sweet lady and she and Mr. Doc were very nice neighbors to my parents. You are in my prayers.

  4. Sissy, I am truly sorry to hear about your Mom. She was a fine lady. Miss all of you . Our hearts and prayers go out to all.Debbie

  5. Gina & Sissy,I am sorry to hear of your loss of your mother. She was a special person and I loved her. I remember the good times when you were little girls and she was full of energy and laughter. Keep those memories close to you.Love,Carol

  6. My thoughts and prayers are with the family at this time. Helen, I love you more than words can express. I knew you for a short 7 months while working at Cambridge Court. We shared a lot of memories and laughs. Those I will carry with me everyday for the rest of my life. You were my best friend!! You were truly my sunshine.

  7. In remembering Helen, we think of gentile nature, her unmistakable laugh & smile and her love of family. We pray especially for Gina. whose devotion to her mother's care has been an inspiration. Helen is with Doc now smiling at all of us.

  8. Gina,We were so sorry to hear of your loss, Helen is now walking with Christ our Lord and is no longer in pain. God Bless

  9. Gina, so sorry to hear about your sweet mother. We have prayed for her many times throughout her illness, but now she is at rest with no more pain. Our love and prayers will continue to be with you and your family.

  10. Gina,We are sorry to hear of your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time.

  11. Sissy, sorry to here about your mom Ilost my mother 13 years ago and i still think about her every day. It a hard think to deal with.we must be strong and put our trust in lord.May godbe with you.

  12. Dear Gina,Our prayers have been with you during your mother's illness as they are now as you adjust to her passing.Ken and Lee

  13. I have thought of you very much the last few days. I opened the Paris paper and saw your mom. That picture of her took me back many years! No one loves us like our Mom. I pray that wonderful memories will flood your heart and make you smile. I would love to see you! Love, Leisa

  14. Miller Family: I'm so sorry to hear of your loss; very sweet lady! 🙂 I hope that you all know you are in my prayers.

  15. Sissy: I am so sorry to hear about your mom. I did not know until this week. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Your mom was always so sweet, she reminded me of my mom. If you need anything we are here.

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