Betty Anne AndersonName: Betty Anne Anderson
Date of Death: October 16, 2013
Age at death: 83
Betty Anne Stutts Anderson passed away on October 16, 2013. She was born on January 22, 1930 in Bradenton to Willie and Blanche White. Betty Anne lived in Bradenton most of her life, and she graduated from Manatee County High School in 1947. She went on to college at Stetson University and Florida State University and to business school in Atlanta. She lived in Miami in her early years, and it was there that she met her husband, Kress Stutts of Sherrills Ford, NC. Betty Anne and Kress and their children moved back “home” to Bradenton in 1971, and after enjoying many happy years together, Kress passed away in 1994. She later reconnected with and married her high school sweetheart, Frank Anderson, who passed away in 2011. Betty Anne is survived by her two children, Susan Stutts and Paul Stutts, both of Bradenton. She has four grandchildren: Keith, Taylor, Tara and Kaleb Stutts, and very recently welcomed her first great-grandchild, Sadie Lanay Stutts.
Betty Anne grew up in First Baptist Church of Bradenton, where she was a member for a long time, and later in life she belonged to Northwest Baptist Church and Southside Baptist Church. She loved her church families in all these places, and she enjoyed serving in different ways throughout her life, whether as a children’s Sunday School teacher or helping out in the kitchen.
Betty Anne worked as an executive secretary for most of her career, including a long time at Miller Trailers. She later worked as a materials buyer there, and counted many of her co-workers as friends.
Betty Anne’s greatest love and joy was her family. She felt blessed to have wonderful Christian parents, and Betty Anne’s children likewise feel truly blessed and thankful to have her as their mother. She loved and treasured all of her family, including her many cousins and her aunts and uncle.
Visitation was held on Monday, Oct. 21 from 6-8 pm at Shannon Funeral Home Town Chapel, 1015 14th St. W., Bradenton, and a Celebration of Life service was held at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 22 in the Memorial Chapel of First Baptist Church of Bradenton, 1306 Manatee Ave., W, Bradenton. Committal services followed at Manasota Memorial Park, Bradenton.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Southside Baptist Church “New Roof Fund”, 1604 17th St. W., Bradenton, Fl. 34205.