Hattie Anderson obituary: Hattie Anderson's Obituary, Syracuse

In Memory Of
Hattie D. Anderson
1936 - 2023

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Obituary photo of Hattie Anderson, Syracuse-NY

In Memory Of
Hattie D. Anderson
1936 - 2023

Every good gift and every perfect present comes from above
I thank God for a mother so kind, so generous and full of love

Her example taught me how to endure and bear all things
To be resilient and remain strong no matter what life brings

My mother’s kind and heartfelt expressions will continue to brighten my days
Her soft smile and gentle spirit will always warm my heart like beaming sun rays

I long, but know it won’t be too long until I hear her voice and see her again!

It is always difficult when someone we love and cherish passes. It is with sadden hearts we announce of the death of Hattie Anderson, age 86. She passed away from natural causes on February 23, 2023 surrounded by her loved ones. Hattie was born to Edward and Daisy E. Bristow in Marion, South Carolina on August 15, 1936. She relocated to Syracuse, New York with her family at the age of 5 years old. Hattie work briefly in Syracuse, New York as a nurse in Pediatrics, and then devoted her life to become a homemaker to her children and husband.

She married her friend and the love of her life, James L. Anderson. Both Hattie and Jimmy loved to listen and dance to Jazz and Big Band music. They dance together to Count Basie, Duke Ellington and Ella Fitzgerald as a couple for 40 years. Hattie is preceded by her late husband, James Anderson; her brothers, William and Prince Bristow of Syracuse, NY; and a sister, Lottie Graves Claiborne of Detroit, MI. She is survived by her sons, Kermite Bristow of Jacksonville FL., Gordon Anderson (Michelle) of Syracuse, NY and Michael J. Anderson of Apopka, FL., and her daughter, Danette Munger (Charles) of Owings Mills, MD; Twelve Grandchildren, Eleven Great Grandchildren, cousins, extended family, adopted sons and daughters and many friends.

Although Hattie never had piano lessons, she could hear a song, and play it back on the piano with ease and skill. She was a faithful member of the Syracuse East Congregation of Jehovah Witnesses of Syracuse, New York, and lived a life o f serving others. Hattie loved to participate in the ministry; teaching and encouraging others to love and worship Jehovah God. Her generosity, encouraging words, humorous expressions and deeds of love gave many comfort and joy. She loved to write letters, send cards and make phone calls just to say “I Love You”. Hattie enjoyed life and loved spending time with her family and friends. She was affectionately known by her congregation and in the community as “Grandma Hattie”. She will be deeply missed and thought of often.

Calling hours will be in-person on Friday, April 14, 2023 from 4:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m, at New Comer Cremations & Funerals, 705 North Main St, North Syracuse, NY 13212. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, April 15, 2023 at 12:00 p.m. in-person and virtually at the Syracuse East Kingdom Hall of Jehovah Witnesses located at 1900 W. Fayette St, Syracuse, New York 13204. Zoom information, Saturday, April 15th 11am Eastern Time. Funeral program at 12pm. Meeting ID# 89057084210. Passcode, Hattie86.


Every good gift and every perfect present comes from above
I thank God for a mother so kind, so generous and full of love

Her example taught me how to endure and bear all things
To be resilient and remain strong no matter what life brings

My mother’s kind and heartfelt expressions will continue to brighten my days
Her soft smile and gentle spirit will always warm my heart like beaming sun rays

I long, but know it won’t be too long until I hear her voice and see her again!

It is always difficult when someone we love and cherish passes. It is with sadden hearts we announce of the death of Hattie Anderson, age 86. She passed away from natural causes on February 23, 2023 surrounded by her loved ones. Hattie was born to Edward and Daisy E. Bristow in Marion, South Carolina on August 15, 1936. She relocated to Syracuse, New York with her family at the age of 5 years old. Hattie work briefly in Syracuse, New York as a nurse in Pediatrics, and then devoted her life to become a homemaker to her children and husband.

She married her friend and the love of her life, James L. Anderson. Both Hattie and Jimmy loved to listen and dance to Jazz and Big Band music. They dance together to Count Basie, Duke Ellington and Ella Fitzgerald as a couple for 40 years. Hattie is preceded by her late husband, James Anderson; her brothers, William and Prince Bristow of Syracuse, NY; and a sister, Lottie Graves Claiborne of Detroit, MI. She is survived by her sons, Kermite Bristow of Jacksonville FL., Gordon Anderson (Michelle) of Syracuse, NY and Michael J. Anderson of Apopka, FL., and her daughter, Danette Munger (Charles) of Owings Mills, MD; Twelve Grandchildren, Eleven Great Grandchildren, cousins, extended family, adopted sons and daughters and many friends.

Although Hattie never had piano lessons, she could hear a song, and play it back on the piano with ease and skill. She was a faithful member of the Syracuse East Congregation of Jehovah Witnesses of Syracuse, New York, and lived a life o f serving others. Hattie loved to participate in the ministry; teaching and encouraging others to love and worship Jehovah God. Her generosity, encouraging words, humorous expressions and deeds of love gave many comfort and joy. She loved to write letters, send cards and make phone calls just to say “I Love You”. Hattie enjoyed life and loved spending time with her family and friends. She was affectionately known by her congregation and in the community as “Grandma Hattie”. She will be deeply missed and thought of often.

Calling hours will be in-person on Friday, April 14, 2023 from 4:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m, at New Comer Cremations & Funerals, 705 North Main St, North Syracuse, NY 13212. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, April 15, 2023 at 12:00 p.m. in-person and virtually at the Syracuse East Kingdom Hall of Jehovah Witnesses located at 1900 W. Fayette St, Syracuse, New York 13204. Zoom information, Saturday, April 15th 11am Eastern Time. Funeral program at 12pm. Meeting ID# 89057084210. Passcode, Hattie86.


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Friday, April 14, 2023 from 4:00pm to 7:30pm
New Comer Cremations & Funerals
705 North Main Street
Syracuse, NY 13212
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Saturday, April 15, 2023 at 12:00pm
Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses, 1900 W. Fayette St., Syracuse, New York 13204

New Comer Funeral Home (315-214-0400) is assisting the family

New Comer Funeral Home (315-214-0400) is assisting the family

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