Mercedes Cecile Harris Anderson, age 88, of Los Angeles, California, passed away on Sunday, August 11, 2013, at Brotman Hospital. She was born on April 26, 1925, in New Orleans, Louisiana, to her parents, George Harris, Sr. and Arment Harris.
Mercedes was the oldest of eight children. She married Thomas T. Anderson in Los Angeles, California on January 17, 1948. This union was blssed with two children, Thomas “Ted” Theodore Anderson, III and Arment Anderson. Mercedes attended Xavier University with studies in Education. She was a current resident of Los Angeles, CA, for 71 years. Mercedes was employed by Mercy Convalescent as an Administrator for eight years. She was a member of St. Bernadette Catholic Church. Mercedes enjoyed traveling and shopping.
Mercedes was preceded in death by both parents, George and Arment Harris; two brothers, George Harris, Jr. and Sterling Harris; two sisters, Marion Salter and Gloria Johnson; one sister-in-law, Earlee Harris; and two brothers-in-law, Randy Salter and Sherman Johnson, Sr.
Mercedes will be remembered by her loving husband of 65 years,
Dr. Thomas “Tom” Anderson, and their children: Thomas “Ted” Theodore Anderson, III and Arment Anderson Guillaume. She is also survived by four grandchildren, Alyssa and Ashley Guillaume and Sean and Richard Anderson; three sisters, Claudette Blakes, Jackie Washington and Beverly Tillis; four brothers-in-law David Blakes, Edward Washington, George Tillis and Samuel Anderson; two sisters-in-law, Yvonne Anderson and Lee Ethel Anderson; a host of loving nieces and nephews; and caregivers, Alva Vasquez, Maura Fordich and Ami Tanato.
August 16, 2013 • 2:00 p.m.
Father Allan Roberts, Celebrant