Zelpha Anderson, 89, went to be with her Lord and Savior on Tuesday, July 17, 2018.
Zelpha was born Nov. 25, 1928, in El Dorado Springs, to the late Henry Howard and Laura Mae Reeves. Following high school, she worked for International Shoe Factory in El Dorado Springs. and later for OA Sutton and Western Control in Wichita, KS. In 1950, Zelpha married the love of her life, Wallace Joseph Anderson, in Huntsville, AR. They relocated to Warner Robins in 1971 where she lived for the rest of her life. A devout Christian, Zelpha moved her letter from West Central Baptist Church in Wichita, KS, to Shirley Hills Baptist Church where she was a member for the past 45 years. She later began her career at Robins Air Force Base where she worked for 18 and a half years before retiring.
Zelpha had a zest for life and loved to travel with her family. An avid Atlanta Braves fan, she enjoyed gardening, working in her flowerbeds and around her house, sewing, quilting and putting together puzzles. However, the love she had for her family was immeasurable. She had an individual love for each of her children and grandchildren.
Preceding her in death were her beloved husband of 64 years, Wallace Anderson; son, Dale Rex Anderson, and sisters, Ivy Byerlee, Violet Mast, Leona Garland.
Her memory will forever be treasured by her children, Sharon Anderson Andrews (Steve) of Warner Robins, Donald Anderson (Glenda) of Centerville, Kenneth Anderson of Woodstock, Connie Anderson Matthews (Gary) of Warner Robins; grandchildren, Ricky Anderson, Steven Andrews Jr., Brandon Andrews (Katelyn), Christopher Matthews (Hannah), Michael Matthews; great-grandchildren, Sadie, Tony, Austin Anderson and many nieces and nephews.
Visitation was at McCullough Funeral Home. Services were held Saturday, July 21, 2018, in the chapel of McCullough Funeral Home. Zelpha was laid to rest in Magnolia Park Cemetery.
Condolences may be left online at www.mcculloughfh.com. Arrangements by McCullough Funeral Home and Crematory.