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Louise Johnson Gayle Anderson was quietly called into eternal rest while in her home on Tuesday morning, February 6, 2018.
She was born to the late Sarah Harper Johnson Gay and Alonzo Alfonzo “Buster” Johnson on June12, 1935 in the Hickory, VA. Louise was educated in the Princess Anne Technical School. As the oldest girl and very much a nurturer, she was the caregiver to her younger brothers and sister,, and other friends and relatives on Doziers Lane in Virginia Beach. Many found comfort
around her, and thought of her in a mothering way. Finding the love of her life, Louise married Mack L. Anderson, who was in U.S. Navy. They became loving parents to two children: Mack, Jr., and April. They relocated and made a home for their children in California. As a military family, they traveled often; moving to Escondido, Poway, El Centro, and San
Diego. Louise furthered her education, receiving an Associate’s Degree in Business in El Centro, California; and was employee as a Bank Teller there for many years.
In 1983, the family returned to Virginia, making Virginia Beach their residence. Louise continued her employment at the NAS Oceana Commissary and Farm Fresh Stores, working as a
Cashier. Her dedication to her family was endless; supporting her husband while he was promoted to Chief Warrant Officer in the Navy. Louise soon joined St. Mark A.M.E. Church,
continuing her active membership there for over 3 decades. She served faithfully as a member of the Stewardess Board, and the Daughters of St. Mark. Louise loved her church dearly and
always shared her smiles with everyone.
Preceding her in death were four brothers: Alfonzo Harper (Queenie), Stirlee Johnson (Hazel), Alton “Ralph” Johnson (Judy), and Leon Gay (Zella).Louise was a beautiful person, always giving her all with a smile.
She was friendly, loved people, and enjoyed socializing with her two best friends of over 50 years, Ann Burch and Moncella McCree. Her untimely passing was felt by many, and she will be sorely missed. Louise Johnson Gayle Anderson legacy continues. She leaves to cherish her memory: one son, Mack L. Anderson, Jr (Sharon); one daughter, April Gayle - Fuller (Ellis A.); four (4) grandchildren: Marcus Anderson, Crystal L. Tyler,Tashandra Gardner, and Preston Gardner (Maidina); four (4) delightful great grandchildren: Emory Thornton, Mackayla Reyes, Mya
Gardner, Londyn Thornton; one sister, Joyce Moses; five brothers, Edward Johnson (Ruth), Earl Johnson Sr., Mack Gay,Jr. (Mary), Milton Gay (Gisela) , and Larry Gay, all of Virginia
Beach, VA; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and countless extended family members, and friends.
It is 2022
I still forget that you have been called home.
So many times I want to pick up the phone to tell good and bad things that have happened.
I STILL MISS YOU MAMA!!
April L Gayle Feb 3 2022 3:29 PM
My sincere sympathies to the Anderson and Gay family for your loss..May God be the source of your strength during this time..Minnie
Minnie Rigged Beary...God Bless Feb 12 2018 12:00 AM
I Miss You... So So Munch
April Gayle Feb 11 2018 12:00 AM
I can't believe the time has come for you to fly away. I know that you spirit lives on.
Joyce Moses Feb 11 2018 12:00 AM
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Expression of Sympathy Feb 9 2018 12:00 AM