Donald Royce Anderson

Published 11:25 am Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Donald Royce Anderson

February 16, 2017

Donald Royce Anderson, 50, of the Vada Community, passed away Thursday, February 16, 2017.

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The funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, February 22, 2017, at Calvary Baptist Church with Rev. David Pickering officiating. Interment will follow at Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church Cemetery with Keith Brock, J.W. Jones, Tony Kissell, Marvin Rhymes, Bill Reynolds, Jamie Singleton, Scott Lewis and Peanut Enfinger serving as active pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers will be Bobby Harrell, Stacey Harrell and Employees of Anderson Manufacturing.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, February 21, 2017, at Ivey Funeral Home. Online visitors may sign the guest register at

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Ronald McDonald House at: Atlanta RMHC, Inc., 795 Gatewood Road NE, Atlanta, GA 30329.

Donald Royce Anderson was born May 3, 1966, in Orlando, Fla., the son of Royce Anderson and Winfred Dollar Anderson. He lived most of his life in the Vada Community and was of Baptist faith. Donald was the owner of Anderson Manufacturing Inc.

With such an entrepreneurial spirit, it comes as no surprise to hear Donald described as “a self-made man.”. He was always busy and could do most anything with his hands. His mind was like a machine of its own. His work ethic was unmatched, as those who worked by his side at Anderson Manufacturing can testify. Donald had a need for speed, which included every vehicle from cars to motorcycles to airplanes…anything that would go. He lived life to the fullest and believed life is truly a gift to be enjoyed.

Survivors include his fiancé, Leslie Brock of the Vada Community; his children, Riley Anderson and Morgan Anderson, both of the Vada Community, and Robert Watson of Cairo; his father, Royce Anderson of the Vada Community; his siblings, Tammie Anderson, also of the Vada Community, and Debra McDonald of Pelham; and his grandchild, Kabrey Watson. Donald was preceded in death by his mother, Winfred Anderson.