Elijah Anderson

Tuesday, October 13, 2020

Elijah Anderson, 78, of Blytheville passed away on Oct. 6, 2020.

Elijah was preceded in death by his mother, Catherine Anderson-Estes; brother, Freddie Estes; father, Robert Anderson Sr.; spouse, Beatrice Anderson; Robert Anderson Jr. (brother); Margaret Anderson-Keeley (sister); Ida Mae Anderson-Hobbs (sister); Eddie Estes (brother); Jessie Mae Anderson-Winters (sister); Howard Anderson (brother); Mary Catherine Anderson (sister); and Billy Anderson (brother).

He is survived by Ruby Lee Anderson-Wilbert (sister) Little Rock; Frances Nell Anderson (niece) of Jonesboro; Delores Anderson (sister); Bobbie Anderson (sister); Raymond Anderson (brother) Blytheville; James Anderson and Earnest Anderson (brothers); and a host of nephews, nieces other relatives and friends.

Elijah worked as a handyman doing yard work, odd jobs, carpentry and cleaning for several physicians in and around Jonesboro before entering the Rose Care Nursing Home in Jonesboro in 1979. He later transferred to Heritage Square Nursing and Rehabilitation Facility in Blytheville until his passing.

Viewing will be from 1-2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 17, at Wilson Funeral Home located at 1020 S. Division Street Blytheville. Graveside service will be 2:30 p.m. Oct. 17 at Memory Garden Cemetery located at Stuart and Hwy. 61 Blytheville. Both events require that mask be worn.

The family would like to take this time to thank the staff at St. Bernard Medical Center in Jonesboro for the care they provided to Elijah Anderson during his stay; Heritage Square Nursing and Rehabilitation Facility for their many years of care; and Wilson Funeral Home for their special care.

Services are entrusted to Wilson Funeral Home Blytheville.