Mr. Kevin Wayne “Keke” Anderson was born August 18, 1966. He was the son of Lorraine A. Bradley and James Evans. He passed away on Saturday, March 5, 2022 at Banner University Hospital in Phoenix, Arizona.
“Keke” as he was affectionately called was reared in the home of his grandmother, the late Josephine P. Anderson along with his brother, Craig “Big Horse” Anderson , and Seneca P. Flynn.
He received his elementary education from Holmes Elementary School. He was crowned King twice while attending along with Clarinda Gillard and Yolanda Smalls.
Kevin later attended Williams Middle School and was an A - B honor roll student. He was a proud graduate Wilson High School Class of 1984 graduate. He was also a member of the Wilson High School Marching Band, under the leadership of Mr. Leon Harvey. He loved his saxophone section. He also loved the band competitions and was very proud to compete. After each competition, he would always come home with a “BIG” smile on his face saying, “Ma we got a superior rating.”
He enlisted in the United States Marine Corps in August 1984. His most favorite tour of duty was Japan. He also attended the Department of the Army United States Army Ordnance Missile and Munitions Center and School (OMEMS) Redstone Arsenal, Alabama. He graduated as an Ammunition Specialist in April 1985.
Kevin joined Trinity Baptist Church in Florence, South Carolina and was baptized under the leadership of Dr. William P. Diggs. He was a member of the Youth Choir, Sunbeam Club, and Junior Ushers.
Kevin an avid Pittsburg Steelers fan, hobbies were watching his Pittsburg Steelers play football, lifting weights, and riding his bicycle.
After relocating to Florence, Kevin enrolled in classes at Virginia College majoring in Medical Assistant. Kevin maintained an A average and was on the Dean’s List at graduation.
Kevin was small in statue and all the Woodmont Boys looked up to him.
Left to cherish his precious memories are his wife, Linda M. Anderson of North Carolina; three daughters, Shurika R., Kierra Lorraine, and Keeya Waynee'; his mother, Lorraine A. Bradley; four brothers, Craig “Big Horse”, Kevin Durant of Atlanta, Georgia; Rasheed Evans, and Ryan Evans; his father, James Evans of Atlanta, Georgia; six grandchildren, Kaviyohn, Kemaurion, Kaishaun, Ka’meron, Alexander, and Khristian; six aunts, Lillian D. Grant, Thomasina Foster, Cynthia (Jerome) Andrews, Joyce (Richard) Flynn, Dorothy Johnson and Alfreda Coppage; nine uncles, James (Teresa) Anderson, Russell (Gloria) Anderson, Ralph Anderson, Phillip (Diane) Anderson, Danny “Goosie” Foster, Morris Evans, Billy Johnson, Heyward Black and Alexander Bradley his favorite Marine conversationalist - countless discussions about the Marine Corps. I finally learned what “Semper Fi” meant; one niece, Crashonda as he called her “SHAWNDA;” a special aunt that lived in the home, Renee' M. Martin; one sister in-law, Valerie Mouzon; and a host of cousins – all his cousins were his favorite; other relatives and friends.
Please keep the family of Kevin Wayne Anderson in your thoughts and prayers.