History of the Restoration Movement

Lawson Jackson Anderson


The Life of L. J. Anderson

Lawson Jackson Anderson was born the 12th of August, 1920 in Harvest, Madison County, Alabama. He was the son of James Edward Anderson (1887-1954) and Amanda Jane McFarlen (1890-1966). He was married on September 24, 1942 to Pearl Esther Kirk (1921-2007) of Ethridge, Lawrence County, Tennessee, and the daughter of Fred Clarence Kirk (1896-1985) and Cora Olive Staggs (1896-1980). The two were joined in marriage by W. Gaddys Roy. They had two children, James. O. and Charles R.

At the age of fourteen, Lawson was baptized into Christ by J.D. Boyd, August 8, 1934. He soon determined to preach the gospel of Christ, and began so doing in at Brownsboro, Alabama October 20, 1940. He attended David Lipscomb College for two years, and began preaching in several locations over the course of his lifetime. He preached in Wells, Nevada from 1942 through 1944. Then he preached at Midvale, Idaho from 1944-1949. Then he was at Peace Creek and Sylvia, Kansas from 1949-1951. From there they family worked in Kalispell, Montana from 1951 to 1953. For the year of 1954 they were involved in a work in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. Then it was back to Huron, S. Dakota in 1954. In the 1970s and 1980s the Andersons worked in York, Nebraska.

While preaching was his passion, he supported himself mainly through carpentry work. He conducted mission meetings in several places, and even did some radio work in Calgary, Alberta, Canada and in Huron, S. Dakota on KIJV.

During the last years of his life, the Andersons moved back home to North Alabama. He preached when and where he was able to assist good works. He passed from this life January 23, 2013. Burial followed in Athens Cemetery.

-Source: Preachers of Today, V.2

-Scott Harp, 09.07.2020


Lawson Jackson Anderson, 92, of Madison passed away Wednesday, January 23, 2013 at Madison Hospital.

Mr. Anderson was born in Harvest, Alabama August 12, 1920.

Mr. Anderson was preceded in death by his wife of 64 years Pearl Kirk Anderson.

Mr. Anderson was a life long member and minister of the Church of Christ.

Mr. Anderson is survived by two sons Jim and wife Kathy Anderson; Charles and wife Cathy Anderson; six grandchildren and their spouses; 10 great grandchildren; sister Ermagene Laxson and a number of nieces and nephews.

Funeral service will be Saturday, January 26, 2013 2:00pm at the West Huntsville Church of Christ with Glenn Colley and Paul Owen officiating. Burial will follow at Athens City Cemetery. Visitation will be from noon until 2:00pm at the church.

Contributions to West Huntsville Church of Christ Building Fund or charity of your choice.

Berryhill Funeral Home is assisting family.

Source: http://www.themadisonrecord.com/2013/01/28/lawson-jackson-anderson-jan-23-2013/

Directions To Grave

In North Alabama, take I-65 to Exit 351, Hwy. 72, in Athens. Head west and turn right on Hwy. 31. In about a half mile, turn left on Hobbs St. Go a quarter mile and you will see the cemetery on the left. Enter the main entrance up the hill. There will be a parking are on the right, but go left to get into the cemtery. Turn left at the top of the hill, and in about 30 yards bear to the right. Go to the second crossroad and look to your left for an upright marker: ANDERSON. This is the grave location of Lawson Jackson Anderson. Actual GPS Location of grave: D.d. 34.802198, -86.961803

Pearl Kirk Anderson
Mar. 12, 1921
July 16, 2007
In Loving Memory

Lawson Jackson Anderson
August 12, 1920
January 23, 2013
He Fought The Good Fight

Photos Taken 2.6.2015
Webpage produced 6.6.2016
Courtesy Of Scott Harp

Special Recognition: Thanks to C. Wayne Kilpatrick for helping to find the grave of L.J. Anderson.

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