Wednesday, November 21, 2018 | 10:00 AM
Mt. Canaan Baptist Church
1666 Alston Street | Shreveport, Louisiana 71103
MR. ARTHUR LEE ANDERSON, 69
Celebration of Life services for Arthur Lee Anderson, 69, will be Wednesday, November 21, 11:00 AM. The family will receive friends on Tuesday, November 20, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM. Both services will be held at Mt. Canaan Baptist Church, 1666 Alston. Surrounded by his family and pastor, Mr. Anderson peacefully transitioned to his heavenly home on November 15 after a brief illness.
He attended Stoner Hill Elementary, J.S. Clark Jr. High and Booker T. Washington High School. While at Booker T., he was jailed for his bravery during a non-violent student protest for equal rights. In later years, he was honored as a civil rights icon. An honor graduate of Valencia High, he attended Grambling State University on scholarship, and received the Bachelor’s degree in 1970. Returning from service in Vietnam, he received the Master’s degree from Central Michigan University.
Mr. Anderson began his professional career in Columbus, Ohio but returned to Shreveport in 1977, distinguishing himself as an independent insurance broker and financial planner. He served on the Police and Fire Civil Service Board and received a governor’s appointment to the Louisiana State Insurance Board. A member of Mt. Canaan, he was a charter member of the North Louisiana Civil Rights Coalition.
Forty-eight years ago, he married his high school sweetheart, Burnadine Moss, and together they had two children.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Tarris and Veola Hawkins Anderson and four siblings.
Forever cherishing memories are wife, Burnadine; daughter, Ayodele Edith Anderson; sons Derrick Hall (Lisa) of Oklahoma City, OK, Calvin Hall (Tina) of San Antonio, TX and Dakarai Akil Anderson of Dallas, TX; five grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; one sister; one brother; four brothers-in-law; godmother, Mrs. Carrie Grossley; nieces, nephews, friends and many young men whom he mentored.