Yvonne Riggs Anderson of Minden, Louisiana entered her heavenly home on Sunday, September 11, 2022. She passed at home surrounded by her family after a brief illness.
She was born November 25, 1934, in El Dorado Arkansas to DeVaughn and Gladys Riggs. She graduated from North Little Rock High School before attending the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville, where she received a degree in Biology She married her late husband Eddie Lloyd Anderson, Sr in Senatobia, Mississippi on February 19, 1955. They lived at Marine bases around the United States before settling in Shreveport, Louisiana where she worked as a Medical Technologist at Doctor’s and Highland Hospitals. They lived in many places, and she enjoyed the culture of each city and state they lived in. She worked for Quest Diagnostics as a territory sales rep for 27 years before retiring in 2004. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Shreveport.
Yvonne was a die-hard LSU football fan. She enjoyed spending her Saturdays watching her Tigers play ball and loved attending the games in person. She had a passion for politics, reading, Coca-Cola and Willie Nelson music. She loved cooking for her family and making every holiday special. She was known to feed any stray animal that arrived on her doorstep, often making them her pets. She was loving but fierce and taught her family to always stand up for what you believe in and work hard at all that you do. She had a determination like no other and displayed that strength and grace until the end. She touched many lives and will be greatly missed by those who loved her, especially her family.
She was preceded in death by her husband of 67 years, Eddie Lloyd Anderson, Sr., her parents DeVaughn and Gladys Riggs, son Eddie Lloyd Anderson, Jr. and daughter Deborah Lynn Anderson.
Left to cherish her memory are her daughter Laura Dickerson-Harvey of Cypress, TX, daughter Angela Anderson and son-in-law Douglas Spiegelberg, Jr. of Arp, TX, grandchildren Jason Anderson and wife Kaylin of Paulina, LA, Sean Moe of Minden, LA, David Dickerson, III and wife Katie of League City, TX, Ashleigh Fuller of Arp, TX, Rachel Klein and husband Chase of Spring, TX, Evan Anderson of Portland, OR, great-grandchildren Peyton, Brody, Lincoln, Harper, Abigail, Anderson, Amelia and Anson, sister Mary Riggs Hudson of Houston, TX and her children Patrick, Meredith, and Holley, as well as her faithful companions Daisy, Miss Priss and Callie Ann.
A special thank you to St. Joseph Hospice and their angels who cared for her, Christina Sebastian for her prayers and wisdom and Graydon Kitchens, III for his care of the family.
A celebration of life will be held at a later date.
Rose-Neath Funeral Home
211 Murrell Street
Minden, Louisiana 71055