YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (MyValleyTributes) – A homecoming ceremony in honor of Ms. Donitta Jean Anderson (gater) will be held at the JE Washington Funeral Home, 2234 Glenwood Avenue in Youngstown, Ohio on Friday, September 24th at 1:00 p.m.
Ms. Anderson, 68, lovingly known as Jeannie, was given access to God’s heavenly Kingdom on Wednesday, September 15, 2021.
Jeannie was the shining light in every room she entered and let everyone feel her welcoming and loving soul.
Born October 28, 1952 in Youngstown, Ohio, to loving parents, George Gater, Jr. and Bernice T. Gater (Cunningham), both from Alabama.
On August 25, 1973, she began the most beautiful love journey with her soul mate and husband RD Anderson Jr.
Jeannie was a faithful and faithful servant of God. She began her journey at St. Paul AME, Mt. Zion Baptist Church, where she was baptized and married. She also attended Greater Ebenezer Baptist Church, St. James AME Church, and St. Andrews AME Church. She was part of various programs including; the choirmaster, usher, Sunday School Council, and an avid missionary member; with which she founded the Save Our Soles Back to School Giveaway.
Over the years, she has held many job positions as a teenager. They include; Fast food, buy and retail stores, insurance sales and retirement in the daycare area of Kiddie Daycare & Preschool.
She enjoyed planning events, watching movies, old westerns, shopping, trying new restaurants and traveling. Jeannie’s greatest joy was her family.
To continue her memories, she goes to her husband of forty-eight years; five children, Rachelle (Rodney) Tucker from Jacksonville, Florida, Daryl Anderson, Sr. from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Summar Anderson (William) Slaughter, Sr. from Cleveland, Ohio, Danielle Anderson and Sierra Anderson, from Cincinnati, Ohio; a daughter in love, Rochelle Barlow of Dallas, Texas; eight grandchildren, Brittany Tucker, Jailen Anderson-Jennings, Daryl Anderson, Jr., Raykwan Anderson, Mar’Quel Anderson, William Slaughter, Jr., Tyheim Slaughter, and Messiah Slaughter; four great-grandchildren, Jhai’Lee Jennings, Jayceon Anderson, MiKayla Anderson, and Layla Anderson; five sponsored children, Kiasjia Barlow, Lauren Anderson, Rey’Ven Anderson, DeQuan Forte-Marsico and Derrick Williams, Jr. and a variety of family, friends and loved ones.
They greet their parents in their new home; Brother Daryl Gater; Grandmothers, Glady McCain and Mamie Gater; Grandfathers, William Cunningham, Moses McClain, and George Gater, Sr .; Grandson, Khiman Anderson; Daughter-in-law, Anissa M. Anderson and aunts, Louise Cunningham, Margert Lewis and Willa Fears.
The family will be welcomed to friends at the JE Washington Funeral Home on Friday, September 24, from 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm, before the service takes place.
The repast will take place at The Saxon Club at 710 S. Meridian Road, Youngstown, OH 44509.
Send flowers to Mrs. Donitta Jean Anderson.