LeeAnn Anderson was born on September 30, 1965 in Hope, Arkansas to the proud parents of John Henry Nichols of Los Angeles, CA and Louise Bradford of Hope, Arkansas. Both of whom preceded her in death.
LeeAnn relocated to Los Angeles, CA at the early age of 6 years old, where she was raised by Ellaree Lane known to her as “mama” and Mavis Vasquez known to her as “mommie.” LeeAnn attended Budlong Elementary, John Muir Middle School and Manual Arts High School from which she graduated in 1983 and achieved her Diploma, all of Los Angeles, CA
She was so eager to start her first job at the age of 17 years old with a well known food chain, McDonalds Restaurant. She was so proud to jump into her uniform every day and head off to work. LeeAnn loved to dance, she was always involved with some type of drill team organization. One of her favorites was the neighborhood drill team called, “Mavettes,” they would practice and perform weekly. She loved, adored and was very protective of her family, especially her children and grandchildren with whom she spent valuable time.
LeeAnn entered her journey into motherhood at the age of 21 years old, where she went on to add 6 more additions to the family. LeeAnn raised her 7 beautiful children with pride, love and devotion. She was very protective of her children. LeeAnn was also like a mother to her children’s friends whom she supported and encouraged. LeeAnn was known for standing her ground and holding her own.
As LeeAnn’s children begun to have children, she went from mama to granny. LeeAnn was a pillar of strength to her children and grandchildren. LeeAnn’s entire life since adulthood was children and grandchildren. There will never be a day she will not be missed. She will forever be the bond that holds her family together even in spirit.
Others who preceded her in death are Snow Williams (grandmother) of Hope, Arkansas; Ellaree Lane (mama) and Jimmey Williams (brother) both of Los Angeles, CA; and Dorothy McPherson of Texarkana, Arkansas
She leaves to cherish her memories 7 children: Darrell Lashaw Sally, Tiesha Renee Anderson, Gabrielle Glenette Justice, James Bernard Lee Jr., Chantille Vaughns, Aja Janelle Harris and Giovanni Jaime Cutkelvin Jr.; a very special nephew Michael McFarland; 11 grandchildren: Destinee Shepard, Marlon Dewayne Towery Jr, Stephon Darrell Sally, De’Mia Tyesse Cole, Leroy Freeman Jr., Le’Andre Freeman, Darrell Lashaw Sally Jr, Lahjè Na’Lyla Bryant, Nazair James Lee, Silas Edmund Ridley III and Deshaun Christopher Thomas Jr.
Mavis Vasquez (mommie) and 9 siblings: Jeanette Gardener, Lisa Stewart, Ocki Vasquez and Kiwanna Hines all of Los Angeles, CA; William Bradford, Eddie Jewel Woodberry of Texarkana, Arkansas; Ruby Miller, Larry Williams and William Clark all of Hope, Arkansas. She also leaves to cherish a host of aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.