Deacon Delmonte Anderson was born December 17, 1961 in South Bend, Indiana to Silous Sr. and Ida (Humphrey) Anderson. Del attended South Bend Schools and graduated from Adams High School in 1980. Delmonte accepted Christ at an early age under the leadership of Willie Coats Sr., of Emmanuel Church of God in Christ, where he served as the church drummer. From there, he went on to serve at St. Paul Gospel Mission Church of God in Christ, under the leadership of Pastor Silous Anderson Sr. Deacon Anderson met and married the love of his life, Tanya (Lane) Anderson, on March 5, 1981. After marriage, 3 children joined their union: Michael DeShawn, Julius Jauard, and Destiny Hope Anderson.
Deacon Anderson was a hardworking man who provided for his family. He was the owner and sole proprietor of Del’s Sewer & Drain, while employed for Union 645 as a laborer. Deacon was a faithful member of Pentecostal Cathedral Church of God in Christ under the leadership of Bishop Donald L. Alford and on May 15, 2011 became an ordained Deacon. Deacon Anderson served on the Van Ministries and was pleased to star in Mother Alfords "Christmas at the Cathedral" plays.
"Del," as he was affectionately known, had a heart of gold and would help anyone in need. Although soft spoken, he would stand up when necessary. He loved his family and was a gentle peacemaker. Del, was the life of the party and always made everyone feel welcomed and loved. He was an avid sports fan of both football and basketball, but you could catch him in his favorite spot on the couch watching CNN and his all-time favorite Bishop G.E. Patterson.
Deacon Anderson was preceded in death by his son, Michael DeShawn Anderson; his father, Pastor Silous L. Anderson Sr.; and his mother, Sister Ida Lee Anderson.
Deacon Anderson leaves to cherish his memory his wife of 39 years, Tanya Anderson; four sons: Monte (Pamela) Anderson, Desmond (Adrian) Anderson, Demond Anderson, and Julius Anderson, all of South Bend; two daughters: Crystal Anderson of St. Louis, Missouri, and Destiny Anderson of South Bend; two special daughters: Crystal Seward and Charde Anderson-Williams, both of South Bend; two sisters: Luvenure Barnhill and Cheryl Anderson, both of South Bend; two brothers: Silous Anderson Jr. of Fort Wayne, Indiana, and Leonardo Anderson of South Bend; 14 grandchildren: Mi’Kaiya, Nasya, Honesty, Ty’Shon Crawford, and Destin Warfield-Anderson, of South Bend, Nyla Anderson, of Fort Wayne, Montie Jr., Mylan, Kaliyah, Desmond Jr., Joshua Anderson, and Cameron Lewis, all of South Bend and Malcom Johnson Jr., Lamya Brown, of St. Louis, Missouri; sisters-in-law, Perl (Hardie) Blake of South Bend, Indiana, Trica (Tony) Flemings of Wesley Chapel, Florida; brothers-in-law, James (Yvonne) Lane Jr. of Hartford, Connecticut, Parnell Lane, of South Bend, Indiana and Delbert (Beverly) Lane of Elk Grove, California; special niece and nephew: J.R. and Deserai Alexander; special friends: Tim Pruitt, Betty Weathers, Chuckie and Edward Alexander Sr., all of South Bend; along with a host of family and friends.
Although Del was taken from us far too soon we find comfort in knowing that he was saved and knew Christ in the redemption of his sins. Del and Tanya have a real love story from tragedy to triumph, loving each other unconditionally. Like a diamond is forever and much more precious than a pearl, this same priceless love is what father’s have for their little girls; Destiny was truly the apple of her father’s eye. So this is not goodbye but until we meet again; Rest in Power Deacon Delmonte Anderson.
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