Minister Adele Anderson (Little River)
Minister Adele B. Anderson, 92, was born on December 17, 1924 in Barnwell. The gentle touch of our Heavenly Father beckoned her home to rest from the Pruitt Health Center in Barnwell on Sunday, Sept. 10, 2017.
Minister Anderson was a daughter of the late Rubin and Della Collins Priester. Minister Anderson was affectionately known as “Nana” and “Doot”. She began her spiritual development at an early age when she accepted Christ as her Lord and Savior and was baptized at Morris Chapel Baptist Church in Barnwell.
Nana was educated in the public school system in Barnwell County. She continued her education at the Apex Beauty School in New York. She received additional training to become a nursing assistant. Nana was a lifelong learner who truly enjoyed acquiring new skills and knowledge for personal development.
In 1989, she was ordained and received her license to preach the gospel at Bethlehem Baptist Church in Brooklyn, New York. In 2012, she joined Saint Paul AME Church in Little River, S.C. where she lived for the past five years.
Nana was united in holy matrimony to Herman Brown Sr. They relocated to Charleston and years later migrated to New York where she lived until she retired.
Giving was the fabric of Minister Anderson’s being. Nana was a role model for unselfish giving. She freely gave whatever support she deemed necessary to help her family, including a kidney to her daughter. She was happiest when giving. Nana enjoyed singing, reading and going to church.
Nana was a beautician in Brooklyn, N.Y. for more than 30 years. She retired from Bernard Fineson Developmental Center as a nursing assistant. After retirement, she moved back to South Carolina where she met her late husband, Rev. Joseph Anderson of Denmark.
Nana was preceded in death by her husband, Rev. Joseph Anderson; two daughters, Annette and Deborah; five brothers, Rubin, John, Robert, Arbon, and Lonnie; five sisters, Mary Alice, Gladys, Melva, Janie Lou and Mazzie.
Nana leaves to cherish her memories: two sons, Herman Brown Jr. (Alice) of Little River and Gary Brown (Sylvetiis) of Orangeburg; two daughters, Patricia Brown Dudley and Charlene Jeanty, both of Brooklyn, N.Y.; two sisters, Edith Ridling and Juliette Williams (Donald), both of Barnwell; one brother, James Priester of Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.; 15 grandchildren, Gary Brown Jr., Regina Duffy, James Dudley, Tiffany Cook, Melody Davis, Chantell Haswell, Jessica Jeanty, Brandon Jeanty, all of Brooklyn, N.Y., Dana Price of Oxford, Ga., Monique McKenzie of Charlotte, N.C., Rodney Brown of Burbank, Calif., Sylvett Porter of Orangeburg, Tania Boston of Lexington, Garro Brown and Shikira Honore, both of Columbia; 20 great-grandchildren; special friend, Farrah Dixon of North Myrtle Beach; and a host of other relatives and friends, all of whom will miss her dearly.
Informal visitation was held Friday, Sept. 15, 2017 from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Guinyard and Sons Funeral Home Chapel. A funeral service was held Saturday, Sept. 16, 2017 at 1 p.m. at Morris Chapel Baptist Church in Barnwell. Interment followed at Hope Memorial Park in Barnwell.
Guinyard and Sons Funeral Home assisted the family with arrangements.