HR600: Celebrating the life of Raymond Anderson, Jr.


Offered September 11, 2020
Celebrating the life of Raymond Anderson, Jr.
Patron-- Tyler

WHEREAS, Raymond Anderson, Jr., an esteemed musician, talented mechanic, and beloved member of the Greensville County community, died on April 17, 2020; and

WHEREAS, born in Emporia, Raymond Anderson was a graduate of Greensville County High School and an active citizen of Greensville County all his life; and

WHEREAS, over 33 years at the Greensville County bus garage, Raymond Anderson established a reputation as a hardworking and accomplished mechanic; and

WHEREAS, Raymond Anderson was happiest working on automobiles and his farm and provided untold assistance to the citizens of Greensville County as owner and operator of Bad Boys Auto & Body Shop in Emporia; and

WHEREAS, Raymond Anderson was a lifelong musician who inspired many over the years through song; he played bass guitar with several gospel groups, including the Gospelettes and the Anointed Voices of Heaven, and sang in his church’s choir; and

WHEREAS, guided throughout his life by his deep and abiding faith, from a young age Raymond Anderson enjoyed worship and fellowship with his community at Little Shiloh Baptist Church in Emporia; and

WHEREAS, Raymond Anderson will be dearly remembered and fondly missed by his children, Kanisha, Jaleesa, Keandra, Tiffany, Jalen, Michelle, Raven, and Rashard, and their families; his mother, Cherry; and numerous other family members and friends; now, therefore, be it

RESOLVED, That the House of Delegates hereby note with great sadness the loss of Raymond Anderson, Jr., who touched countless lives in the Greensville County community through his good humor, integrity, and charm; and, be it

RESOLVED FURTHER, That the Clerk of the House of Delegates prepare a copy of this resolution for presentation to the family of Raymond Anderson, Jr., as an expression of the House of Delegates’ respect for his memory.