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Lula Bell Anderson, affectionately known as “Lulu” was born on August 18, 1929 in Hoke County, North Carolina to the late John and Mariah Graham. Lulu left this earthly life for an eternal one on September 3, 2021. Although she never had children, Lulu was adored by all who knew and loved her. Lulu was preceded in death by her siblings: Avery Baldwin, James Baldwin, Will Baldwin, Rosetta Carthens, Gus Graham, Harty Graham, Virginia Mosley, Amelia Phew, and Nora Tyrrell. Two of her nieces also preceded her in death: Arlevee McRae and Audrey G. Stewart.
Lulu received her formal education from the Hoke County public school system. After high school, she moved to New York where she lived for more than 65 years. Lulu worked as a Caregiver for the Greystone Hospital in New York for more than 40 years.
Lulu loved animals and they loved her back! She also enjoyed cooking, traveling and meeting new people. One of Lulu’s favorite pastimes was visiting the New York City pier and striking up conversations with passerbys, especially those with animals.
Lulu was a member of First Baptist Church, in Crown Heights Brooklyn, under the tutelage of the late Reverend Clarence Norman. She loved the Lord and found courage in His Word! Lulu lived her life as a “Virtuous Woman” as she led with integrity and used her gifts to serve the Lord (Proverbs 31).
In 2015, Lulu moved to Linden, New Jersey to be closer to family. She remained a resident of New Jersey until her passing. In her twilight years, Lulu continued to travel, and devoted time to her family, animals and the Lord.
Lulu leaves to cherish her memory: one nephew, Daryl Graham; four nieces Gerline Carpenter, Brenda Conley, Vicky Ennis, and Debbie Graham; two great nephews Michael Hollingsworth Jr. and Claude Jed Stewart Jr.; four great nieces Jacquetta Carpenter, Michelle Carpenter, Patricia Reid, and Andrea Stewart; a close family friend, Thomas Jones who she affectionately called “Tomboy” and a host of other loving relatives and friends.