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The Helena Arkansas Daily World - Helena, AR
  • Mae Cora Anderson Obituary

  • Funeral services for Mae Cora Anderson will be held 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 26 at New Light MB Church. Rev. Calvin Frierson will officiate.
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  • Funeral services for Mae Cora Anderson will be held 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 26 at New Light MB Church. Rev. Calvin Frierson will officiate. Visitation will be Friday, Jan. 25 at the Second Baptist Church at Lexa from 5 to 7 p.m. Burial will be in Jackson Memorial Gardens, Lexa. Mae Cora Anderson was born April 20, 1943 to the late Sammy Frierson and Etta Smith-Frierson in Poplar Grove. She spread her wings and departed this life's journey on Jan. 16, 2013 at the Baptist Health Medical Center in Little Rock. She confessed a hope in Christ at an early age. She attended the Pleasant Hill M.B. Church. She later joined the Second Baptist Church of Lexa, where she remained a faithful and active choir member until her health begin to fail. She was a graduate of Lake View High School. She was a proud band member and majorette for the Lake View Dragons. She continued her education at Phillips County Community College pursuing a degree in nursing and later fulfilled her career in cosmetology. Mae Cora was a well-known beautician in the Helena-West Helena community for over 30 years. Mae Cora was married to Wardell Anderson for 14 years. No children were born to this union. She was a loving and devoted wife and mother. She loved her children and family. She had a special heart for giving and loving others in the community. She will be remembered for her fun loving, witty spirit and personality. Family and friends enjoyed her humorous character. She enjoyed cooking, baking and sharing special dishes with others. She is preceded in death by her parents, her adopted mother, Evia Holmes, three children, Valarie Holmes, Ray Holmes Sr., and Rickey Briggs, her siblings, Robert Lee Moore, Herman Houston, Ernestine Gross, Edward Frierson, Rev. J.W. Frierson and Felecia Frierson, two stepsons, Dwight Thomas and Daryl Thomas, and an aunt Naomi Smith-Patrick. She leaves to cherish her memory, a devoted and loving husband Wardell Anderson of Helena; three children, Eyvonne Holmes-Glinsey of Helena-West Helena, Raymond Briggs and Laverne Thomas (Ervin) Tucker of Los Angeles; 11 grandchildren, Chevon Lee, whom she raised, of Helena-West Helena, Vellette Glinsey, LaDesha Tucker, Ervin Tucker Jr., Destin Tucker, Indyia Tucker, Ray Holmes Jr., Lavisha Holmes, Kaylyn Briggs, Karmon Briggs and Deangelo Briggs; four great-grandchildren, Christopher Haggan, Vaylen Haggan, Cadraunnean Lee and Marzelvalon Johnson, whom she was raising, ; stepchildren, Jason Anderson, of St. Louis, Cassandra Anderson, Kimberly Ralleigh, Darius (Valarie) Holmes, James Holmes Jr., of Helena-West Helena, Pamela Thomas, Thelia Thomas (Henry) Jones, Sandra Thomas, Tony Thomas, Gregory Thomas and James Thomas of Memphis; six brothers, Roosevelt (Bertine) Frierson, of Calico Bottoms, Sammy Frierson Jr., of Kansas City, Mo., Alphonzo (Valarie) Frierson, Leandrew Frierson, Keith Frierson of Atlanta, Ga. and Rinalldo Holmes, of West Memphis; six sisters, Josephine Randall and Ernestine Kincaid of Chicago, Billie Jean McCray, Patricia Moore and Polly (Orville) Jiles of Helena, San Jose (Lloyd) Fraction of Marion; two daughters-in-law, Cheryl Holmes of Harvey, Ill., and a Connie Briggs of Marianna; a special sister-in-law, Bealice Frierson, of Lexa; special friends, Ida B. Johnson, of Little Rock and Darrius (Cookie) Jackson, of Helena; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends. Family and friends may sign the guestbook at: www.brownshomeforfuneralsinc.com.
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