Edna Johnson Anderson Underwood, Knoxville, TN age eighty-nine went quietly to join her parents, Samuel and Edith Armstrong Johnson; sisters, Doretha (Donald) Cunningham and Corrine Martin, November 21, 2022. Edna graduated from Austin High School, Class of 1951. She retired from Standard Knitting Mill after twenty-four years of service. Edna lived her life loving God and her family. She was a faithful member of Oak Grove A. M. E. Zion Church, where she served as the church treasurer for over 45 years and a loyal member of the choir for 74 years. When it came to singing for the Lord, Edna would say, “I’d rather have three who are willing to serve than to have ten who don’t want to be there…”
Edna was preceded in death by husbands; William Anderson Jr. and Herbert Underwood Sr., and sons; James and Wendell Anderson.
She leaves to cherish her memory, devoted daughter, Kimalishea Anderson, loving sons; William II (Paula), Samuel (Jean), John (Anna), and Daniel Sr. (Talisha) Anderson; step daughter, Janice Malone, 25 grandchildren, 42 great grandchildren, and many other relatives, classmates and friends to include special cousin, Shirley Branch.
Family will receive friends, 1:00-2:00 p.m., Monday, November 28, 2022 at Greater Warner Tabernacle AME Zion Church, 3800 Martin Luther King Jr. Ave.; funeral service, 2:00 p.m., Rev. Tiki Dixon, Officiating.