Claytie Vernell Cheek Anderson

Published 8:51 am Monday, May 23, 2016

Mrs. Claytie Vernell Cheek “Nell” Anderson, 87, was born to the late Bob and Selma Cheek of Cooleemee on June 15, 1928. She died on May 19, 2016, at the Kate B. Reynolds Hospice Home.

She was preceded in death by husband Carl Anderson and siblings Ruby, Sonny, Lorene, and Bobby.

Survivors: her sons, Robert “Cap” and wife Wanda of Lewisville, Carl and wife Teri of Mocksville, Ricky and wife Cindy of Stuart, Va., Michael and wife Pam of Mocksville, and stepson Bill Burrell and wife Linda of Wilmington; grandchildren, Carl Anderson and wife Lee of Maui, Hawaii, Eric Anderson and wife Stephanie of Dallas, Texas, Meredith Bradshaw and husband Dean of Winston-Salem, Megan Anderson of Winston-Salem, William Anderson and wife Jessica of Mocksville, Alex Anderson, Amanda Anderson;  step-grandchildren, Stacie Burrell and Woody Burrell, both of Wilmington; great-grandchildren, Audrey Bradshaw, Evelyn Bradshaw, Juliet Bradshaw, Hunter Alexander, Dawson Anderson; and step-great-grandchildren, Aubrey Philpott and Cali Philpott.

Mrs. Anderson worked as a nurse’s aide at the VA Medical Center in Salisbury for 16 years before she retired in 1993, and continued to do in-home nursing until 2004. She was a devoted member of Victory Baptist Church in Cooleemee, and was an active Sunday school teacher and choir member for many years. She enjoyed good food and travel, going on eight cruises with her sister-in-law and best friend, Dot Cheek. She loved spending time at the beach with her grandchildren, cooking for her family and friends, especially baking cakes, breads, pies and cookies.

The family received friends at Victory Baptist Church in Cooleemee on Sunday, May 22, from 1:30-3. Funeral services were held at 3 p.m. Sunday, May 22 at Victory Baptist Church in Cooleemee with pastor Shelby Harbour officiating, followed by a graveside service at Ijames Baptist Church Cemetery in Mocksville where she was laid to rest next to husband, Carl Anderson.

Memorials: Camp Manna Ministries, 243 Gibson Way, Mocksville, (336)284-2267 or