Barbara Ann Gibson Anderson

Barbara Ann Gibson Anderson, age 84 of Cornelia, passed away on Thursday, April 8, 2021.

Born in Rabun County, Georgia, on May 20, 1936, she was a daughter of the late James Carl Gibson and Mary Louise McDowell Gibson. Mrs. Anderson retired from Johnson & Johnson, formerly Chicopee Manufacturing, after 42 years of service. Mrs. Anderson was a member and former deacon of the First Presbyterian Church of Cornelia, the Ladies Auxiliary of VFW Post #7720, and the Johnson and Johnson Retiree Association. She enjoyed reading, cooking and was well known for her Red Velvet and Italian Cream cakes. Mrs. Anderson was a loving mother, companion, Mema, sister, and friend.

In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by her husband, Ezekiel Mack “Zeke” Anderson, Jr.; brother, Clyde Gibson; sister, Evelyn Gibson.

Surviving are her son and daughter-in-law, Clete & Mysti Anderson of Mt. Airy; daughter and fiancé, Kathy Anderson & Mark Simmons of Cornelia; loving companion, Claude Hall; grandchildren, Amanda Stewart and her husband, Zane, Kayla Anderson & fiancé, Caleb Tyre, Joshua Shipp, Jared Shipp, Kyndal Anderson, and Sebastion Dodd; great-grandchildren, Benjamin Stewart, William Stewart and Connor Stewart and Elijah Westmoreland; brother and sister-in-law, Larry Harold “Bud” & Rosemary Gibson of Connecticut; sister and brother-in-law, Delores “Boots” & Dale Medford of Waynesville, North Carolina; several nieces, nephews, other family and friends.

A Celebration of Life Service will be held at 3 pm, Sunday, April 11, 2021, at the First Presbyterian Church of Cornelia, with Rev. Andy Chambers officiating. Services will be live-streamed on the First Presbyterian Church of Cornelia’s Facebook page for those unable to attend. For those in attendance, masks are required in the church. A private interment will be held at Yonah Memorial Gardens.

The family will receive friends from 6-8 pm on Saturday, April 10, 2021, at the funeral home.

Those in attendance are asked to please adhere to the public health and social distancing guidelines regarding COVID-19.

An online guest register is available and may be viewed at

McGahee-Griffin & Stewart Funeral Home of Cornelia, Georgia (706/778-8668) is in charge of arrangements.

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