Mary Louise Anderson was born to Mr. Jonnie Andersonand Mrs. Annie Mae Allen on February 5, 1951 in Orlando, Florida. She spent her entire life in her hometown buildingher career and taking care of her family. While putting herself through college she started working for Arthur Treacher’s Fish & Chips. Mary successfully graduated from Valencia Community College going on to work as a Teacher’s Assistant and Substitute Teacher for the Orange County School Board. She continued to work on furthering her education at VCC while employed for Red Lobster where she not only served as a Cash Receivables Clerk, but she also traveled the country as a restaurant auditor. In addition, she worked as a Store Clerk at Zayers DepartmentStore. Between classes and semesters she worked as a General Cleric for an insurance company. Working for the Metropolitan Orlando Urban League as a Secretary/Receptionist speaks to the level of work that she was highly skilled and anointed to do. In 1981, Mary started what would be a long 33-year career with Westinghouse (Now Siemens). While working hard as an academician and employee she received many honors ranging from the Black Incentive Award (VCC) to the American Business Women’s Association Award. Furthermore, she received many prestigious honors from Siemens Westinghouse. Mary loved people so much. She spent many years working in prison ministry. However, there was no better honor that she could have been given than giving birth to four amazingly beautiful and talented children to which she leaves to celebrate her life, legacy and lessons that she taught them. She loved them with all of her heart and soul. Becoming affectionately known by many as “Sugar Bear”, she leaves to mourn her children: Diane Y. Richardson, Robert J. Stevenson, Jr. (Chantal Stevenson), Nancy L. Stevenson, Jesse L. Stevenson (Lakeisha Stevenson). Siblings: Irma Anderson and ArthurL. Anderson (Ethel Anderson), one uncle Mr. Willie C. Anderson (Betty Jean Anderson), a host of nieces, nephews, grandchildren, great grandchildren, and a host of friends.
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