In Memory of




Obituary for Lucretia "Lucy" Anderson

Mrs. Lucretia “Lucy” Faye Anderson, age 82 of Mineola, passed away on Thursday,
November 23, 2023, in Tyler. She was born on June 10, 1941, in Eagle Lake, Texas to the
late Clinton Albert and Augustine Matula Bryant.
Lucy was a member of the Broad Street Church of Christ. A dedicated teacher, she
influenced thousands of children across the state during her 34 years of service to the
field. She was an accomplished musician, playing the trumpet in several community
bands, including the Brazosport Community Band and the Lake Country Symphonic
Band. Lucy loved to travel, fish, read, play card games with her friends and family, and
spend time in the Colorado Rocky Mountains.
Lucy was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother who lived by
the strong family values she passed down to her family. Above all, she embodied a
Christian life well-deserving of being called home to hear, “Well done, good and faithful
She was preceded in death by her late husband Mr. Carl Thomas Anderson, sister Linda
White, brother Roger Bryant, and brother Gary Bryant.
Lucy is survived by her loving daughter, Carla Lynn Anderson Gaynor and her husband
Kenneth of Mineola; son Charles Bryant Anderson and his wife Nina of Katy; five
grandchildren, Whitney Figueroa, Jonathan Gaynor and his wife Kari, Bruce Gaynor,
Nicholas Anderson and his wife Stephanie, and Lauren Calvert and her husband
Geoffrey; nine great-grandchildren, Brandon Figueroa, Sara Figueroa, Abigail Figueroa,
Clayton Gaynor, Jackson Anderson, Ainsley Anderson, Elliot Calvert, Oliver Clavert, and
Blakely Calvert.
Funeral Services will be held on Monday, November 27, 2023, at Beaty Funeral Home, in
Mineola Texas at 11:00 am. John Villarreal will conduct the funeral service and the
Interment, to be held at Staples Cemetery in Staples, Texas on Tuesday, November 28,
2023, at 2:00pm.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Lake Country Symphonic Band or
Hospice of East Texas.

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