Annette Smith Anderson

25p1Annette (“Rooster”) Smith Anderson, 65, of Oakland, Calif., entered eternal rest on Thursday, Oct. 16, 2014, in Oakland.

Born in Cherokee County, she was a daughter of the late Herman and Rosetta Clark Crosby- Smith. She was a 1968 graduate of Granard High School and former member of Bethel C.M.E. Church in Blacksburg. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a sister, Barbara Woods.

Surviving are a daughter, Yolanda Jackson of Suffolk, Va.; two sisters, Judy Carr Smith of Gaffney and Catheline Hamilton of Las Vegas, Nev.; three brothers, Roosevelt Crosby of Lawrenceville, Ga,, Bennie Smith of San Francisco, Calif., and Terry Smith of Taylors; several nieces and nephews; and best friend, Modestine “Tina” Earls of Charlotte.

Memorial services will be held in Newport News, Va., and the date will be announced later.

(Courtesy of The Gilmore Mortuary)