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Mary S. Anderson

The Governor of South Carolina advises to limit public gatherings to 50 guests or less to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Smith Funeral Home of Florence, LLC carefully considered this recommendation and ask that additional guest please participate via live-streaming if it is authorized by the family.

Funeral service for Mrs. Mary L. Anderson will be conducted 12 Noon Thursday, November 12, 2020 at J. O. & Annette Smith Memorial Chapel, 307 South Johns Street, Florence,South Carolina. Interment will follow at Sunset Memory Gardens, directed by Smith Funeral Home of Florence, LLC.

Public Viewing will be from 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM Wednesday, November 11, 2020 at J. O. & Annette Smith Memorial Chapel, 307 South Johns Street, Florence, South Carolina.

Mrs. Mary L. Anderson, daughter of the late Mr. David Smith, Sr. and Mrs. Mary Gurley Smith was born August 25, 1936 in Florence, South Carolina. She was called home to rest on Friday, November 6, 2020 at the age of 84 years young.

“Boot” as she was affectionately called was educated in the Florence County Public Schools.

Mrs. Mary devoted her years to being a loving wife, mother and grandmother. Mrs. Mary worked at Sunshine Day Care Center located at the Boys & Girls Club of Florence.

Mrs. Mary was a faithful member of Trinity Baptist Church, where she served under the leadership of Reverend Dr. William P. Diggs, Sr. She was a committed member of the Women’s Missionary Society, a dedicated doorkeeper on the Usher Board and had an angelic voice the Choir, until her health declined.

Mrs. Mary was united in holy matrimony to the late Mr. Sam Anderson, Sr. and to this union three children were born.

Mrs. Mary was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Mr. Sam Anderson, Sr; a son, Daniel Roy Anderson; a sister, Helen E. Cooper; and three brothers, David Smith, Jr., Bobby G. Smith and Ernest A. Smith.

Those left to cherish her memories include: a daughter, Mrs. Sylvia L. (Willie) Tucker; two sons, Mr. Sam (Diane) Anderson, Jr. and Mr. Kenneth L. Anderson; three sisters, Lurlia Mae Ellerbe, Ruth Ann Wilson, and Martha L. Barr; two brothers, Morris L. (Doreatha) Smith and Glenn E. Smith all of Florence, South Carolina; and a host of grandchildren; Smith all of Florence, South Carolina; and a host of grandchildren; great grandchildren; great-great grandchildren; nieces; nephews; other relatives; and friends.

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My mom "Odessa Phillips" and Mrs. Mary was classmates of the class of 1954 at WILSON HIGH SCHOOL. My son who is 31 years old now went to Sunshine Day Care and he loved her, he told my mom since Mrs. Mary works at his school she was his classmate too. Mrs. Mary was a sweet, humble, and loving person and She will be missed. Gods WILL, Gods WAY, continue to rest in JESUS sweet lady until we meet again Dorean Phillips Jones

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Hello family, I was sorry to hear about cousin Boot. Please know that our thought and prayers are with you. LaTonya Leonard and Family (Hattie Mitchell's daughter)

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The Smith Family, My prayers are with you during this very difficult time. Continue to trust God and He will see you through, Your cousin, Anne Brown New Jersey

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I'm so sorry for your loss. Praying the God of all comfort helps you at this difficult time. (2 Corinthians 1:3,4 & Psalms 83:18). Jesus told us to pray for God's Kingdom because the Bible promises it will end tears pain and death. (Revelation 21:3-5 & Daniel 2:44).

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Our staff will continue to keep your family in our prayers. We thank you for allowing us to serve your family.

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