Betty Ree Johnson AndersonSeptember 18, 1961 ~ March 19, 2020 (age 58)
Betty Ree Johnson Anderson was born on September 18, 1961 in Monroe, Louisiana to the late Jessie Jean Criff and Peair Lee Young. On March 19, 2020, God saw that she had gotten tired. He stopped by Glenwood Medical Center in West Monroe, Louisiana, and said to His angel, "It's time to rest."
Betty, or Banny as her family and friends affectionately knew her, accepted Christ as her personal savior at an early age. Betty joined the Morning Star Baptist Church under the leadership of Reverend Elijah Holland. Later in life, Betty joined the Philadelphia Baptist Church of Crowville, Louisiana, under the leadership of Reverend Nolan Mock. Betty remained a faithful member until death.
Betty attended school in Mangham, Louisiana. As an adult, Betty began her career working as a seamstress at LaSevilla Fashions and Rivercity. After over 20 years of service as a seamstress, Betty changed careers and worked as a Dietary Manager at Legacy Nursing and Rehabilitation (formerly Charlyn). Betty loved to feed her family, clients, and staff, and see the smile her cooking put on their face. Betty remained a faithful and dedicated worker until God decided it was time to take her rest.
On August 6, 1994, Betty married her husband of 25 years, Pastor James Anderson, III. Betty was the epitome of a First Lady. She was an active participant in each of her husband's churches. From sitting on the Mother's Bench to singing in the choir, Betty was wherever God needed her to be at the moment to serve.
Betty was a loving mother, wife, daughter, sister, aunt, cousin, and friend. Her memory will be cherished by many forever. Betty was preceded in death by both of her parents, two brothers, Michael Ray Jones and Michael Johnson. She leaves to cherish her memory: her husband, Pastor James Anderson, III; one daughter, Bernice Robinson of Winnsboro, Louisiana; two sons, Joseph Johnson, Jr. (Deloise) of Houston, Texas; Charles Kadeem Johnson of Winnsboro, Louisiana; eight grandchildren, Keidrick Johnson, Sr. DeMarquise Robinson, BreAndria Robinson, Jacobi Johnson, Tierra Sutton, Tyron Woods, Byron Woods, and Brittany Woods; six great-grandchildren, Keilee Johnson, Amari Robinson, Keidrick Johnson, Jr., Kalasia Allen, Bryson Woods, and Xander Woods; eleven sisters, Mary Francis Johnson, Rose Jackson (Jerry) of Shreveport, Louisiana; Barbara Johnson of Houston, Texas; Mary Louise Ausberry, Jennifer Williams, Bobbie Criff of Monroe, Louisiana; Sandra Elmore (Larry) of Rayville, Louisiana; Denise Jones and Delores Simmons of Mangham, Louisiana; Gloria Perry and Linda Hart of Winnsboro, Louisiana; two brothers, Henry Johnson of Atlanta, Georgia and Jessie Criff of Liddieville, Louisiana; one god-son whom she helped to rear, Kemo Wilford; one god-daughter, Gwendolyn Collins, and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other family and friends.