Billy Gene Anderson

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premium website buildersBilly Gene Anderson passed away Tuesday, October 18, 2022.

Visitation: 5 – 7PM Tuesday, October 25, at Lake Shore Funeral Home Chapel

Funeral Service: 11AM Wednesday, October 26, at Pleasant Olive Missionary Baptist Church, 1600 League Ave. in Waco. Burial will follow at Doris Miller Memorial Park in Bellmead.

Billy Gene Anderson was born on February 26, 1945 to the parentage of Mr. and Mrs. Walter Anderson, Sr. On April 9, 1965, he united in Holy Matrimony to Laura Washington where they were married for 57 years and to this union their only child was born, Gina Letrece Anderson. He departed this life on October 18, 2022 at the Atrium of Bellmead.

Mr. Anderson attended J.H. Hines Elementary school. He also attended G.W. Carver High School where he graduated on May 31,1962 in Waco. After graduating high school, he was the first African American male to attend the Hillcrest School of Nursing becoming an LVN. Mr. Anderson graduated from McLennan Community College with an Associate in Applied Science.

He served his country in the United States Army serving a tour in Vietnam where he was honorably discharged on October 11,1972.Mr. Anderson was employed at the Doris Miller Veteran Administration Medical Center where he was a Registered Nurse. He received numerous awards for his nursing acumen and knowledge of patient care. He worked for many years in the Post-Traumatic Stress Unit where he received numerous Certificates of Appreciation to honor his dedication to the field of nursing. He truly enjoyed working with others and never met a stranger.

He received his final service award on February 13, 2003 for 35 years of service and retired with 41 years of faithful service to the United States Government in 2009.

Mr. Anderson was a faithful member of Pleasant Olive Missionary Baptist Church of Waco, Texas until his health declined. He served on the Usher Board, Male Choir, Sanctuary Choir, and also served on the Board of Trustees.

His hobbies included hunting, fishing, gardening, barbecuing, camping and spending time with his beloved family.

Billy Gene Anderson was preceded in death by his parents, Walter Anderson Sr. and Lucille Horne-Anderson; and three brothers; Walter Anderson Jr., Bobby Anderson, and Kenneth Anderson.

Many of his loved ones will cherish his memory. He is survived by his loving wife of 57 years, Laura Anderson; one child, Gina Letrece Anderson; two grandchildren, Jada Dona’i Boyd and Gianna Elise Boyd of Cedar Hill, TX.; two sisters, Erma Sterling and Pearl McKnight of Waco, Tx; sister-in-law, Brenda Anderson and Rosalind Anderson of Waco, TX, and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Place of Service: Pleasant Olive Missionary Baptist Church , 1600 League St.; Waco, TX 76704



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Condolence Messages

  1. BETTY HALIBURTON WILLS

    to the family of BILLY ANDERSON whom I finish high school with and work with my condolence to the family my prayer are with you all.

  2. Barbara (Freeman) Dever-Henson

    My deepest sympathies to Laura Jo Anderson and all other family members of Billy Anderson. May your wonderful memories bring you comfort, and may your faith in God bring you strength and peace. God’s blessings to all of you.

  3. Barbara (Freeman) Dever-Henson

    My deepest sympathies to Laura Jo Anderson and all other family members of Billy Anderson. May your wonderful memories bring you comfort, and may your faith in God bring you strength and peace. May God bless each of you during this difficult time.

  4. The Shaw and Jones Family are praying for your loss. We know Heaven us receiving him with open arms.

  5. Melvin & Joyce Bradford

    Our sincere condolences to this family. May God bless and keep you during this time is our prayer.

  6. There was never in my life anyone I was happier to work along side of than Billy. I was lucky to work with Billy so many years in the PTSD program, where he provided constant, dependable and inspiring care to veterans and the team. He was a gentle rock. I often told him I envied the size of his hands – literally, his hands were so big – but also his hands could hold so much. He could handle a lot. Only outdone by the size of his heart.

    Thank you, and rest in peace, dear Billy.

  7. Thoughts and prayers are with you Sis Laura and your family. May God bless and keep you during this time.

  8. Community Healthcare of Texas

    Thank you for the opportunity to care for your loved one. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

  9. Kathy Brem McNair RN

    Much love and many prayers for the Anderson family. Billy was a good man and dedicated co-worker. Eternal rest grant unto Billy oh Lord and may the perpetual light shine upon him.

  10. Al”zada Kennedy

    I’m so sorry I missed attending Mr. Anderson (Billy) service. We shared a love for the Lord in ALL season s. We worked together on PTSD unit. Mrs. Laura thank you for sharing your husband with the program. He was a educator, mentor, encourager, supporter and true friend. I know many days I would have given up, but the God in him prayed for me like I was his daughter. I will forever be grateful. Ms. Laura, I personally know how blessed Billy felt having you as his wife, and he loved you, his daughter and granddaughters so very much. I called him a man’s/man”s he was always the gentleman and those are hard to see these days. I’ll be in touch I promise and know you and family are in my prayers!!!

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