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Mrs. Mary Ledlow Anderson

“He that dwelleth in the secret place of the most high shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty.”
The Ledlow and Anderson families announce with great sadness and regret the death of their Matriarch, mother, sister, aunt, grandmother, great grandmother, Mrs. Mary Ledlow Anderson (also known as Mother Dear) of Caldwell Road, Anderson Yard, Monrovia, Liberia.

Mother Dear’s transition from labor to reward occurred at the SOS Clinic in Congo Town, Monrovia, Liberia on Tuesday, May 17, 2016 at 1:00pm. She leaves to mourn her loss, her sister Beollia Myers, nieces, nephews, grandchildren, great grandchildren, neighbors, a host of relatives and very close friends, many children and their spouses including: Robert “Borbor” W. Anderson Jr., Leona “Babysister” Anderson-Waiwaiku, Elizabeth “Hardtime” Anderson-Bowen, Marian “Mam” Anderson-Benson, Al-Rufus “Papa” Anderson, Cecelia “Teta” Anderson-McGee (Charles), Comfort “Kpai” Anderson-Miller (Elijah), Yolanda “Younaway” Browne (David).

She was predeceased by her husband Mr. Robert W. Anderson Sr., her father Thomas Ledlow, her mother Kai Wleh, her brothers Forkay Teah, James Ledlow, her sister Sabor Teah, and grandchild Clarence M. Anderson.

"Naked I came from my mother's womb, and naked I will depart. The LORD gave and the LORD has taken away; may the name of the LORD be praised."
Services as follow:

  • Visitation/Viewing                       Friday June 24, 2016             

Mother Dear’s remains will be removed from The A. B. Anderson Funeral Services at 12:00pm and taken to her home on Caldwell Road – Anderson Yard for 3 hrs. She will then be transported to the First United Methodist Church – Ashmun Street., Monrovia, Liberia.

  • Wake Keeping                              Friday June 24, 2016              6pm-9pm

An evening celebration of songs and praise will be held at the First United Methodist Church – Ashmun Street, Monrovia, Liberia
NOTE: As a wish of Mother Dear, we request that all tributes be paid through song.

  • Funeral Service                Saturday June 25, 2016                       10 am

First United Methodist Church – Ashmun Street, Monrovia, Liberia

  • Burial

Following the service, Mother Dear will be laid to rest in the township of Virginia, Liberia.

Robert W. Anderson Jr. – 231-776613012
Leona Anderson-Waiwaiku – 44-1-268771442
Elizabeth Anderson-Bowen - 231-776613012, (571) 213-7254
Marian Anderson-Benson – (571) 331-2448, (703) 590-9941
Al-Rufus Anderson – (804) 337-5556
Cecelia Anderson-McGee (Charles) – (503) 833-2685, (503) 284-4613
Comfort Y. Anderson-Miller (Elijah) - (804) 337-8128
Yolanda Anderson-Browne (David) – (571) 275-1798

Contributions toward projects honoring Mother Dear legacy can be made to the following account:
Wells Fargo: Account #: 2913887119;  Routing#051400549

  • Yolanda Browne for the benefit of Mary L. Anderson.

Western Union/Money Gram: 
Please reference Yolanda Browne as the receiver and email your receipt or confirmation # to, or text the confirmation information to 571-275-1798.

We will continue to remain grateful to God for the memorable years that he gave us and the impact that Mother Dear made on all of our lives.