Her sunrise dawned on October 9, 1960 in Stuttgart,
Arkansas born to the late Rev. Theodius and Mrs. Elizabeth (Stewart) Anderson. Leslie’s high noon of life shines throughout as she impacted family, friends, and the community while serving her Heavenly Master.
Her sunset of life was early morning on January 28, 2020. She was proceeded in her address change by her
mother, father, brother, cousins, daughter, granddaughter, nephew, uncles, and aunts.
In her early years, Sis. Leslie accepted Christ as her Savior and was a member of Allen Temple M.B. Church in
Stuttgart, AR under the leadership of Rev. G.H. Wade and eventually Rev. Gilbert Byrd. She later united with
Mt. Calvary COGIC in Casscoe, AR under the leadership of the late Pastor Clarence Guydon where she became a student of the WORD of God and Faith. After the transition of Pastor Guydon and much consideration of her spiritual wellbeing, Sis. Williams received more spiritual guidance from a plethora of anointed men and women of God in the Stuttgart community. She found her peace with the Bible Believes House of Faith Family under the leadership of Pastor Steven Reed until her name was called by God.
Because of her love for God, youth, and singing, she served in numerous positions such as, but not limited to the youth choir director, praise &
worship leader, VBS teacher, intercessory prayer warrior, and adult choir director. Sis. Leslie, as long as her health allowed, served and declared the works of the Lord with all of her heart wherever she resided.
Her entire education was in Stuttgart Public Schools where she graduated in 1979 from Stuttgart High School. Sis. Leslie continued her education at the University of Arkansas Phillips Community College in Stuttgart
pursuing an Associate Degree in Business Administration. She was a dedicated business professional until her health declined.
She had the opportunity to work for Sears Roebuck, DHS-Stuttgart, Walmart, Hickory Grove Apartments as a manager, and Stuttgart Regional Medical Center present-day Baptist Health Stuttgart Medical
Center as switchboard operator/outpatient admissions.
Sis. Williams loved her classmates (SHS Class of 1979) and was noted for having a big heart and impact on everyone that crossed her path. She was also known by her classmates for her spectacular performance of “Sunny” by Bobby Hebb. In her ultimate purpose, she used her angelic voice for God as a tool in the earth to touch the souls of many which resulted in the ultimate goal of Jesus…Salvation.
She had a tough exterior, but once you were able to penetrate it, Sis.
Leslie loved everyone, especially her children, grandchildren, and the rest of her family with all of her heart.
She lived an active, loving, giving, faith-filled, and joyous life. Sis. Leslie taught everyone she encountered that JESUS is our salvation, solid foundation, and the supplier of ALL of our needs.
Her memories will be forever cherished by: daughter LaTaaka Harvey of Wilmar, AR; daughter Ashley Anderson of Little Rock, AR; goddaughter Michelle Fells of Pine Bluff, AR, son Jaylin Anderson of Little Rock,
AR; godson Randy Butler of Columbus, Ohio; brother Waymond (Deloris) Stewart of Little Rock, AR; brother Lonnie (Debra) Burton, Ronnie Burton both of Stuttgart, AR; sister Patricia Stewart of Jacksonville, AR;
spiritual sister Evangelist Rose Stovall; grandson Davian Mayo of Wilmar, AR; grandson Taj Anderson of Conway, AR; nephew Waymond (Robbie) Stewart Jr of Houston, TX; nephew Avery Williams of Little Rock,
AR; great-nephews Jaylun Bullock, Issac Wilson both of Little Rock, AR; nieces Lakeitha Stewart Bullock, Raina Stewart, Amanda (Justin) Stewart Wilson, and Rokeisha Winfrey all of Little Rock, AR; great-niece Jayli Bulluck of Little Rock, AR special friends Helen, Carolyn, Cherion, Terry, Schenia, Beverly, Montina, and Geraldean, Bonnie, Margret, Doris, Grace, Lisa, Wylanda, Isiah, Phillip, Kenneth, and a host of other relatives and friends.
We are grateful for Leslie Annice “Lisa” Anderson Williams’ high noon of life. We pray that we will be granted the power to appreciate the Godly inheritance bequeathed us through her sunset.
A Homegoing Celebration will be held Saturday, Feb. 8 at Victor’s Empowerment Center, located at 802 N. College, St., Stuttgart, AR at 2:00 p.m.