Lena Jerome Brittain Anderson
April 4, 1925 to Nov. 5, 2019
Lena Jerome Brittain Anderson, affectionately known as Grandmother, 94, of Glen Alpine went to her heavenly home on Tuesday, November 5, 2019 while surrounded by her family. Born in Burke County, NC on April 4, 1925, she was the daughter of the late Jerome Murphy “Benny” Brittain and Janie Lucinda “Mama Lu” Hawkins Brittain. Jerome was a member of First Baptist Church in Glen Alpine where she taught Sunday school and sang in the choir. She enjoyed crocheting and providing her family and the Glen Alpine community with sourdough bread and other baked goods. She most enjoyed spending time with her family.
Jerome is survived by her son, Jerry Anderson (Julie); grandchildren, Terri Lynne Bourne, Christy Leanne Anderson, Jodi Anderson Baker (Jeff), and Amanda Anderson; great-grandchildren, Brandon Deyton, Bradley Deyton (Sherry), Sarah Auton (Raven), Katelyn White (John), and MacKenzie White; great-great-grandchildren, Avery Deyton, Vincent Auton, Victor Auton, and Luna Auton; sister, Elva Brittain Strickland; and a number of nieces and nephews.
In addition to her parents, Jerome was preceded in death by her husband, Thomas Carl Dewitt Anderson; son, Tommie C. Anderson, Jr.; daughter, Carliss J. Anderson; daughter-in-law, Linda W. Anderson; sister, Irilda Brittain Williams; and brother, Hamilton Brittain.
The family will receive friends from 2 to 3:30 p.m., Sunday, November 10, 2019 at First Baptist Church of Glen Alpine (205 Church Street, Glen Alpine). The funeral will follow at 3:30 p.m. in the church with Pastor John Terry, Dr. Ed Yount, and Pastor Ed Braswell officiating. Burial will follow in Burke Memorial Park.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to First Baptist Church, P.O. Box 557, Glen Alpine, NC 28628.
Sossoman Funeral Home and Crematory Center is assisting the family with the arrangements.
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