Lynn Anderson’s Funeral Arrangements Announced
Funeral arrangements for country star Lynn Anderson have been announced.
A visitation is scheduled to take place on Tuesday (Aug. 4) from 5PM to 8PM at Woodlawn-Roesch-Patton in Nashville, and a celebration of life service is scheduled for Wednesday (Aug. 5) from 11PM until 12:30PM in Dignity Hall at Woodlawn-Roesch-Patton. Both the visitation and service are open to the public.
For those wishing to commemorate Anderson's life through a donation, her family has asked that the following organizations be considered: Proverbs 12:10 Animal Rescue in Dickson, Tenn.; Stray Hearts Animal Shelter in Taos, N.M.; the Careity Foundation in Fort Worth, Texas; and the Semper Fi Fund in Oceanside, Calif.
Anderson passed away on Thursday (July 30), after suffering a heart attack. She had been hospitalized with pneumonia following a trip to Italy and died at Vanderbilt Medical Center. She was 67.
Many country stars paid their condolences to the Anderson family by recalling sweet memories they had with the singer. Before her Friday night show in Music City, Dolly Parton said, “Lynn and I were buddies backstage. We didn’t hang out. We weren’t, like, girlfriends, but you always have the friends that you have backstage that you enjoy more than others. We were, I guess, basically the same age. So she was having her hits, and I was having mine, and I just loved her to death … She was a good gal. I’m gonna miss her."
Country singer Bill Anderson also released a statement following Anderson's passing.
"She and I had so much fun over the years, teasing people and telling them we were brother and sister, or sometimes even man and wife, when they would ask. I could always get a rise out of her when I would say, 'Actually, Lynn is my mother!' Trust me, she always had a sharp comeback!" he recalls. "Rest in peace, my talented and special 'kin.' Love you always."
Brenda Lee also paid her respects to the singer, saying, “I’m reminded of a lyric from "Rose Garden": 'Along with the sunshine, there’s got to be a little rain sometime.' For all of us in the creative musical family in Nashville that loved her — as well as a world of Lynn’s fans around the world — this is that rainy day.”
Anderson was best known for her rendition of the song "(I Never Promised You a) Rose Garden," which became a massive pop crossover hit in the early 1970s and nabbed the singer a Grammy.
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