SSG Anderson “T-Boy” Ferrell — 1926-2019

Published 5:51 pm Friday, December 13, 2019

SSG Anderson “T-Boy” Ferrell, 92, died peacefully in his West Point, home on Dec. 7, 2019. SSG Ferrell was born on Dec. 17, 1926, in West Point to the late Jim Ferrell and the late Cora Higgins.

After serving 21 years in the U.S. Army, Anderson retired as a Sergeant. He served tours of duty in the Vietnam War and the Korean Conflict as part of the Corps of Engineers. Sergeant Ferrell was born on Dec. 17, 1926, in West Point, to Jim Ferrell and Cora Higgins. Completing only an 8th grade education at the Tenth Street School in West Point, he went on to complete his high school G.E.D. while in the military and later completed Engineering School, as well.

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He is survived by his sons, Jerome Pittman, Marvin Ferrell (Joyce), Darryl Ferrell (Lisa), and Keith Ferrell; his daughters Annie Ruth Ferrell, Sylvette Andry (Frank), and Cheryl Collins (Edward, Sr.); his grandchildren Tabitha Truitt (Virgil), Timothy Winston (Roxie), Jeffery Ferrell, Jennifer Ferrell, Melody Zeidan (Ali), Darryl Ferrell, Jr., Harlan Martin, Jr., Edward Collins, Jr., Christian Collins, and Cameron Collins; his step-brothers Horace Higgins and Tony Higgins; his step-sisters Ruby Jones (Clarence) of Lithonia, Mary Alice Brewer of LaGrange, Doris Higgins of Atlanta, and Katie Thomas of Buffalo, New York; 12 great-grandchildren; and a host of nieces and nephews.

Funeral Services for SSG Anderson Ferrell will be held on Tuesday, Dec. 17, 2019, at 1 p.m. EDT in the sanctuary of the Keeney Memorial United Methodist

Church with the Rev. Brenda Pritchett Rhodes, Pastor, Rev. Charles Trammell, Eulogist.

Interment will follow in the Marseilles Cemetery with full military honors.

The remains will lie in state at the church on Tuesday, Dec. 17, 2019, from noon until the funeral hour.

Public viewing will be on Monday, Dec. 16, 2019, from 1 p.m. EDT until 8 p.m. at the mortuary.

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Final Arrangements entrusted to M. W. Lee Mortuary of West Point.