Julius Lee Anderson, affectionally known as “Bay”, was born September 15, 1934 to the late George Perry and Grace Foster Anderson in Franklin County, North Carolina. He departed this life on May 8, 2018 at his home.
Julius accepted Christ at a young age and joined Jones Chapel Missionary Baptist Church where he remained a faithful member until his health declined. Julius served as a trustee for many years before accepting his appointment to Deaconship. Julius truly loved the Lord and his church.
Julius was an amazing man. He was a “Man’s Man”, self taught he could build anything, could fix anything. There was nothing that was broken he could not make work again. He used whatever he could find. He had a very broad mind, because he could do more than one thing, indeed a man of many talents. Julius was his own man and feared no man, nor felt the need to compete with other men. He was an engineer as he would create things as well. Very patient and detailed oriented, he was a painter and he said he was “the best”. For many, many years he was a tobacco farmer and could grow some of the prettiest tobacco. Julius said he took his time curing his tobacco. He was a hard-worker and in his household there was no choice, you had to get up early to go to the field and work. He also had an eye for beauty as he was a landscaper too. He planted vegetable gardens, shrubs, flowers and trees. Julius was an excellent cook and was known for his fried chicken and his made from scratch cakes he baked.
He was an excellent father as he taught all of his children how to work, cook and drive. Julius spoke his mind and said exactly what he was thinking. He took his frustrations out on inanimate objects that may not have been working at the time, i.e.: the tractor, truck or the tobacco looper. He cursed it out, hit it, or as he would say “knock the **** out of it” and then he turned around and fixed it.
Julius was united in holy matrimony to Dorothy Mae Roberson on October 5, 1953 and to this union five children were born. One daughter, Judy Mae Anderson Hedgepeth preceded him in death.
Julius leaves to cherish his memory: four children, George Anderson of Henderson, NC, Carolyn Boone of Durham, NC, James Earl Anderson (Alison) of Mobile, AL and Cynthia R. Anderson of the home; five grandchildren, Felicia Murph (Andrew) of Apex, NC, Jeremy Allen (Shameaka) of Durham, NC, Bridget Hedgepeth of Hollister, NC, Amber Boone of Durham, NC and James Anderson of Raleigh, NC; three great grandchildren, Jasmine, Briana and Elijah; one brother, Charles Anderson (Mattie) of Decatur, GA; one sister, Marietta Smith of Louisburg, NC; a host other relatives and friends.