of Benton, AR
December 11, 1934 - August 8, 2017
Janice Lee (Jan) Anderson, 82, of Benton passed away Tuesday, August 8, 2017. She was born December 11, 1934 in Navasota, Texas to the late Albert L. and Moselle Showalter. She was preceded in death by her husband, Ray W. Anderson, son, Al Anderson, and sister, Dorothy Gilcrease. Survivors include her daughter, Lisa Anderson of Benton; nephew, Roger Gilcrease of Austin, TX; niece, Gail Ashworth (Eric) of The Woodlands, TX; great nephews, Garrett Gilcrease, Matt Macek, and Cam Anderson; and great niece Meagan Macek. After moving to Benton in 1993, she gained many new Arkansas family members. Her Arkansas children include Rick and Daralina Hodge of Benton and Betty Nannie of Bauxite. Other members of her Arkansas family include grandchildren Ryan Hodge (Amanda) of Little Rock and Ben Hodge (Nichole) of Benton; and great granddaughter Skylar Hodge of Benton. Jan was a member of First Baptist Church of Benton and was also a secretary for Boling School District in Boling, TX.A funeral service will be held at 10:00 a.m. Saturday, August 12, 2017 at First Baptist Church of Benton with Dr. Rick Grant officiating. Interment will follow at Pinecrest Cemetery in Alexander. A visitation will be held from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Friday evening, August 11, 2017 at Roller-Ballard Funeral Home (501)315-4047.In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Building Fund of the First Baptist Church of Benton, Arkansas Baptist Children's Homes, or South Texas Children's Home.
Jan Anderson or Grandma as we called her was a very special lady. We have so many special memories of times spent with Grandma and Grandpa Anderson as the boys were growing up. The love, embracing hugs, laughs, and special times will always be treasured. Ben will greatly miss sitting by Grandma in church. We will all miss Grandma's smile, her words of wisdom, and her nurturing ways. We also rejoice that she is with our Lord now and we will see both Grandma and Grandpa again one day.
We loved Jan & will miss her dearly.
So sorry to hear of Jan's death. Weldon & I loved she & her family dearly. Praying for your comfort and peace.
Sorry for your loss. Jan was such a kind and loving person. She will be missed but we all know she is in a better place. Prayers for you and her Family during this time.
I'm so sorry. Praying for you all.
I am so sorry to hear of Jan's passing.Sending you all love and condolences.
Condolences to the family. Mrs Anderson was always such a kind and authentic Christian woman. A great example. Fond memories of her as a child growing up in Newgulf Baptist Church. Mother would send her condolences too if she could.
Lisa, your Mother was a constant source of encouragement to me. I loved seeing her smiling face from the choir loft! God's blessings to you are having wonderful memories and allowing me and many others to share our love and appreciation of her. Peace to you Sister.
Jan will always be missed by those who knew and loved her. What a wonderful woman.
I'm so sorry for your lost. I only met her a couple of times she touched my heart. Praying for the family
Jan's departure to go be with our Lord seemed extremely abrupt and so very unexpected. We certainly always felt like family when I was still living in Benton or able to visit. Loss of her beaming smile, when able to visit with many, many friends and loved ones, was always a joy to anticipate in the future. Memories of past joy shared will be bountiful until joined together again. Blessing of great peace and grace to you, now and always.
Lisa, I'm so sorry for the loss of your mother. You have a precious guardian angel watching over you now. Hugs and prayers your way giving you strength during this difficult time. Love ya!❤️
There are so many things to say about Jan Anderson. Her smile and welcoming personality, the feeling of warmth and love that oozed from her being. You always came away feeling happy and inspired after spending even a brief moment with her. I will miss her and fearful I will never meet another that touched me as she did. Much love to Lisa and Darlena.
I am so sorry to hear of Jan's passing.God bless each and every one of you during this time.Much love to you all.
I am terribly sorry to find out that Jan is no longer on this earth. She was a sweet and kind lady to all she came in contact with. Heaven has got another good one! Lisa we will all be together soon and very soon. We shall see the King.
I am so sorry to hear that Jan passed away. I loved her too. She always called me for our class prayer chain, but quickly became a friend I looked forward to hearing from. She always brightened my day. I didn't expect to love her so quickly. I will miss her so much.
Lisa, I am so sorry to hear of your precious mother's passing. She was truly an angel on earth. I know that she is rejoicing in Heaven with your dad.. Your family was such a wonderful loving and caring family. May God give your the grace needed at this very difficult time.Karen Cathey
Dear Lisa & Family: Please accept my deepest sympathy on your loss of Jan. You are in my thoughts. Our Lord Jesus & His Word will comfort you now and always. Your brothers and sisters in the Lord are here for you also. Amen.
I am so sorry to hear of your great loss. Recently I lost my dear mother, and found great comfort in the Holy Bible, like at Isaiah 25 verse 8 - "The Sovereign Lord will swallow up death forever, and wipe away the tears from all faces." Also at Revelation 21 verse 4, we find God's promise to remove both pain and death. I hope these verses will give you a measure of comfort during your time of grief.