HJ646: Celebrating the life of Dolson Barnett Anderson, Jr.


HOUSE JOINT RESOLUTION NO. 646
Offered January 29, 2021
Celebrating the life of Dolson Barnett Anderson, Jr.
Patrons-- Carr (By Request), Adams, D.M. and McQuinn; Senator: Hashmi

WHEREAS, Dolson Barnett Anderson, Jr., of Richmond, a longtime postal worker and a hardworking volunteer leader at Westwood Baptist Church, died on April 22, 2020; and

WHEREAS, a native of Delaware, Dolson Anderson grew up in Baltimore and was a talented musician in high school, playing electric guitar and trombone and serving as the drum major in the marching band; and

WHEREAS, Dolson Anderson continued his education at Morgan State University, then served his country as a member of the United States Navy; and

WHEREAS, Dolson Anderson relocated to Richmond and pursued a 30-year career with the United States Postal Service and worked part time in the circulation department at the Richmond Free Press; and

WHEREAS, Dolson Anderson was best known in the community for his long legacy of service to the congregation of Westwood Baptist Church in Richmond’s West End; over the course of three decades, he provided generous assistance with everyday maintenance at the church, and he was ordained as a deacon in 2013; and

WHEREAS, most notably, Dolson Anderson helped Westwood Baptist Church stay engaged with members of the community and share the church’s message with a wider audience by recording services and working with other congregants to post them online; and

WHEREAS, Dolson Anderson served as a past president of the Westlake Hills Civic Association, was a founding member of Jahnke Road Community Development Organization, served as secretary to the Astoria Beneficial Club, and was a graduate of Leadership Metro Richmond with the Class of 2006; and

WHEREAS, Dolson Anderson will be fondly remembered and greatly missed by his beloved wife of nearly 30 years, Lynda; his daughters, Dawn, Isis, and Jana, and their families; and numerous other family members and friends; now, therefore, be it

RESOLVED by the House of Delegates, the Senate concurring, That the General Assembly hereby note with great sadness the loss of Dolson Barnett Anderson, Jr., a respected member of the Richmond community; 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 Dolson Barnett Anderson, Jr., as an expression of the General Assembly’s respect for his memory.