Brother Raymond Anderson II departed this life Monday, April 25, 2022, in Tampa, Florida. He was the son of the late Raymond David Anderson Sr and Katie Simmons, and brother of Burma Anderson, Katie Anderson, Diego Anderson, Segi Simmons, and the late JohnnyLee Levon Simmons.
Public viewing will be Thursday May 5, 2022, 12:00 noon-7:00 pm at the Jackson McGill Memorial Chapel.
Graveside services are scheduled to be held at St. James AME Church Cemetery on Friday May 6, 2022 at 10:00 am. Services will be live-streamed on the Jackson & McGill Facebook Page.
~ Reflection of Life ~
Raymond David Anderson II entered into eternal rest on Monday, April 25, 2022, in Tampa, Florida. He was born in Columbia, SC, a son of Ms. Katie Simmons and the late Raymond David Anderson Sr.
Ray, as he was known to many, received Christ at an early age at Saint James AME. He was a graduate of Terrell’s Bay High School and received an Associate of Science in Computer Information Systems from West Hills College in Lemoore, California. Ray was a highly decorated, proud 20-year veteran of the United States Navy. He retired from the Naval Air Station Lemoore, where he worked as a Supervising Electrical Technician. In his spare time, Ray enjoyed building computers. He also had a love for playing pool and played competitively with a league for many years. He was adored by many because of his artful storytelling and infectious laughter.
Ray was preceded in death by his brother JohnnyLee Levon Simmons.
He leaves to cherish his memory his siblings, Burma Anderson, Kattie Anderson, Diego Anderson (Regina), and Segi Simmons; uncles Marvin Stevenson (Doris), Benedict Stevenson, Reverend John Anderson Jr. (Carrie), Alphonso Anderson (Shirley), Chester Anderson (Lucille), Lester Anderson (Sharon); aunts Nevada Stevenson, Deborah Gideon (Fletcher), Vivian Stevenson, Dr. Ernestine Anderson Glenn (John), Jessie Turner, Maletha Anderson, Sitrena Candela, Patricia Anderson, Olivia Anderson; godparents Reverend Lonnie Robinson and Joan Robinson and a host of nieces, nephews, and other relatives too many to mention, but all are loved.
The family of Brother Raymond Anderson II in consideration of the current health crisis facing our world, nation, state, and local community, will hold a 100 person or less funeral service for their loved one with interment immediately following. While the Anderson family would love to be surrounded by your presence, they acknowledge the health risks to family, church members, friends, and particularly to those who are most vulnerable to this disease, the elderly, and those with chronic health conditions. What the family needs most at this time are your prayers and understanding. Thank you for your concern and cooperation.