Anderson, Fred "Sonny" Lewis Jr. The oldest of six children, was born April 22, 1948 to Fred and Bernadette Anderson. He was raised in Minneapolis, attended Grant elementary, Lincoln Junior High, and in 1966 graduated from North High School. He later attended the University of Minnesota studying criminal justice. He served in the United States Army from May 1968 to May 1970 and was stationed in Fort Bragg, North Carolina. Fred worked for over 25 years as a Criminal Defense Investigator, first with the Legal Rights Center and most recently the Hennepin County Public Defender's Office. He was an avid fisherman, bowler, backgammon player, and an all-around sportsman. Fred was a committed and loyal father, son, brother, uncle, grandpa and friend who was loved by many. Sonny departed this life on Saturday, June 19, 2010. He is survived by his father, Fred Anderson Sr.; wife, Dianna Anderson; children, Alicia Anderson, Tara Starks, Brandon Washington; and stepchildren, Denise Palmer, Lisa Palmer, Patricia Green, Maurice Green, Angela Palmer, Robin (Ben) Smith, and DeeDee Brown; brothers, Edward Anderson and Andre (Katherine) Anderson; special brother, Anthony (Kristen) Torres; sisters, Sylvia (Donald) Amos, Patricia Anderson and Linda Anderson. He also leaves to mourn three grandchildren, Dante and Thunder Anderson, Tierre "T-T" Starks; 17 nieces and nephews; close friends Ronny Majors, Demetrius Clemmons and John Jefferson, and a host of other relatives and friends. Sonny was preceded in death by his mother, Bernadette Anderson. Services will be held Thursday, June 24, 2010, 11 a.m., at Greater Mt. Vernon Missionary Baptist Church, 1800 Dupont Ave. No., Mpls., with visitation 1 hour before service at the church. Visitation also Wednesday, June 23, from 5-7 pm at: Washburn-McReavy Swanson Chapel 612-529-9691 1600 Lowry Ave. N., Mpls.
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