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PO Box 176
24497 Mary N. Smith Rd.
Accomac, VA 23301
Phone: 757-787-2504
Fax: 757-787-5606
Herbert Anderson

Herbert Lee "Redboy" Anderson

Wednesday, August 12th, 1953 - Tuesday, July 7th, 2020
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Herbert Lee Anderson was born on August 12, 1953 to the late Booker and Virgie Anderson in Hopeton, Virginia at home. He was affectionately known as “Redboy” or “Redman.” He departed this life at Riverside Shore Memorial Hospital on July 7, 2020.

Redboy began his education in Accomack County Public Schools and then later joined Job Corps. He entered the workforce driving trucks and doing side jobs. He was employed at Perdue before his retirement and entrance into part-time driving for Lilliston Seafood and self-employment.

Redboy loved his Dallas Cowboys, wife, children, westerns, and grandchildren (not necessarily in that order, LOL).

On November 22, 1986, he married Dianna Anderson, who preceded him in death in 2010. They shared twenty-four years of marriage and raised two beautiful daughters as well as other children.

Adams United Methodist Church in Parksley, Virginia was his home church. In later years, he joined Gospel Temple Baptist Church in Melfa, Virginia, where he sang on the Men’s Choir and served on various boards.

In his life he never met a stranger and made a friend everywhere he went. He was considered a father figure, a jokester, and referred to as “cool” by many of his daughters’ friends. In his leisure he loved to play bingo and go to the casino. His smiling face and loving spirit will be missed by all who loved him.

Redboy leaves to cherish his many loving memories: two daughters, Tayannia Ames of Hampton, VA and Nicole (Travis) Hickman of Melfa, VA; sisters, Vanessa (Jeff) Locklear of Onancock, VA and Marlene Chisum of NC; brothers, Warren Northam and Gayheart Northam; grandchildren, Xavier Williams, Nyla Hickman, Isaiah Nock, and Nicolas Hickman; special niece/goddaughter, Jada Locklear; special nephew, Jeffery Locklear; nieces, Felicia Northan of Seafood, DE, Tamesha Giddens of Suffolk, VA, and Monica Upshur of Norfolk, VA; nephew, Terrell Northam; godson, Sherwood Bailey, Jr.; sisters-in-law, Delois (Edward) Jacobs of Onancock, VA, Sharon McClinton of Newport News, VA, Helen Davis of Parksley, VA, and Laura Ames-Umphries of Melfa, VA; brother-in-law, George Ames of NC; “adopted” children, Latasha Matthews, Valecia Tyler, Tylecia Scarborough, and Brent Lilliston; special cousin, Kerwin Northan; dear friends, Jackie Godwin, Oscar Topping, Dewayne Hargis, Perry Bailey, and Darryl Lilliston; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and too many friends to count or name.
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  • Visitation

    Saturday, July 11th, 2020 | 9:00am - 10:00am
    Saturday, July 11th, 2020 9:00am - 10:00am
    Adams United Methodist Church
    23532 Lee Mont Rd.
    PARKSLEY, VA 23421
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  • Graveside Service

    Saturday, July 11th, 2020 | 10:00am
    Saturday, July 11th, 2020 10:00am
    Adams United Methodist Church
    23532 Lee Mont Rd.
    PARKSLEY, VA 23421
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    In the light of the evolving situation with COVID-19 virus, we are making adjustments to adapt to the current health emergency. In order to reduce the spread of the virus in our community, we are limiting the public’s access to our facility. We will continue to serve our families with the utmost dignity, as well as maintain the safety guidelines provided by the Center for Disease Control (CDC).
    Cooper & Humbles Funeral Co., Inc. will comply and hold all services private until further notice. We will not have any public viewings. In an effort to accommodate family and friends, we are posting photos and the funeral/graveside service video of your loved ones on their respective Book of Memory pages on our website, This will allow you to have a lasting memory picture and attend the service virtually. We thank you for your patience and understanding during this difficult time and as soon as this matter is resolved, we will resume our normal practices.
    Rev. Milton P. Bunting
  • Interment

    Saturday, July 11th, 2020 | 10:00am
    Saturday, July 11th, 2020 10:00am
    Adams United Methodist Church
    23532 Lee Mont Rd.
    PARKSLEY, VA 23421
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sandie puchalski

Posted at 05:24pm
Would like to send our condolences to the Anderson family. Red Boy will be missed greatly, seeing him at Lilliston's seafood and always greeting us with that big smile of his. R.I.P. Richie and Sandie Puchalski

Melisa Marshall

Posted at 10:01am
To My Family, I'm sorry to hear about the passing of RedBoy, just know I'm thinking about You Vanesssa, Babe Ruth and the entire Family during this sorrowful time. Stay Strong and God Bless All of You. Love Cousin Melisa "BabyGirl" Marshall.

April Smith

Posted at 06:02am
Sending a heavenly air hug to one of the sweetest fellas I have ever known!!! Always made my day to run into you and hear "How's my girl??" So blessed to have met you and your family. Rest easy, my friend!

Artie Sobol

Posted at 09:57pm
I will always miss you driving by Marks and beeping and yelling "Hey Artie" as you drive to Bowsers with your scrap. You will truly be missed, Love ya Redboy

Bonnie Merritt

Posted at 05:42pm
To me he was rubber band man, that's how I met him at bingo one night. We had a good laugh about that. A sweet kind man who always had a big smile on his face and kind words or a joke for everyone. Bingo will never be the same without that big smile. Our loss is heavens gain. God only takes the best. Sing with the Angels my friend. You will be greatly missed.

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