Gerald was a graduate of Walton County School System and Delaware State University. He retired from the State of Florida Correction as a Sergeant.
Gerald was preceded in death by his parents: Roevell Anderson and Elna Goode Johnson; a brother: Larry L. Johnson.
Sgt. Anderson is survived by his wife, Jessie Pearl Anderson; children: Gerald Anderson, Jr., (Ursula), Jessica Taylor (Gary) and Herman Ramsey (Jason); grandchildren: Justice Taylor, Juwan Shack, Alex Shack, Jayden Oxendine, Gerald Anderson III and Gianni Anderson; great grandson: Declan Farrell; sisters and brothers: Brenda Jackson, Leon (Carla) Anderson, Myrick (Leah) Anderson, Reverend Anthony Johnson(Sharon) and Elvira Goode Jones; aunt and uncles: Jirlean Laird, James Anderson and T.A. Goode; sisters and brothers-in-law: Grady Taylor, Mary Villacorta, Annie Washington, Marilyn (Willie) Scarborough, Lillie Jean (Arthur) and Vanessa Taylor; numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
Public visitation (walk-through with facial covering and social distancing) will be 4-6 PM, Friday, July 16, 2021 at the M. Sue and Rodney D. Pittman Memorial Chapel, 5441 Cooper Street, Graceville, Florida.
A celebration of life (live streamed) for Sgt. Anderson will begin at 11 AM, Saturday, July 17, 2021 at Euchee Valley Cemetery, 5551 CR 183 South, DeFuniak Springs, Florida under the directions Christian Memorial Chapel of Graceville, Florida.