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John Anderson Memorial Service

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Welcome and Prayer (Pastor David Welch)

Sharing John’s Story (Eulogy/Obituary - Pastor Aaron Morris)

John Anderson, a cherished son, brother, husband, and father, and friend went home to the Lord on Wednesday, February 17, 2021. 📷
He is survived by his parents Donnie and Donna; his children Hunter, Hailey, Caleigh, John, and Aubree; his grandparents Don, and Myrtle; brothers Matthew and Alexander; and will be lovingly remembered by all of his family and friends. He is predeceased by his wife of 10 years, Jamie.
John was born in Houston, TX on December 14, 1980. He graduated from Canyon High School in 1999 before joining the Navy, where he served as a Petty Officer 1st Class.
He was a devoted family man, always striving to provide the best for them. A faithful Christian, never missing an opportunity to let people know he cared. A son who made his mother and father proud. A role model as a big brother. A reliable friend and mentor to others. A comic relief when he sensed sadness in the room.
His goal in life was to attend Texas A&M, from childhood. He achieved that goal, obtaining his MBA, while working for the Memorial Hermann Hospital where Hailey was born. He later moved onto CHI St. Luke's as a Director of Performance Excellence. As John did, he excelled in his work, leading him to an executive position as Vice President of Business Development for Houston Heavy Machinery. You'd think he would stop there, but he also mentored students at the Mays Business School at Texas A&M. Lastly, his final career venture was to teach Lean Six Sigma at A&M, as a junior professor.
He will always be remembered for his laugh, his bear hugs, his generosity, his thoughtfulness, his love for everyone, his presence, and will be greatly missed.

Slideshow

Personal Reflections

The Kids

Hailey

Caleigh

John

Aubree

Diana Whitfield - His Aunt

Poem

John Greenwood - Navy Shipmate

Ashley Gibson - Friend from MBA

Song - 10,000 Reasons - Molly Milillo

vocal and guitar

Message (Pastor Aaron)

A Word to the Kids

I don’t know why.
God loves you.
You are not alone.

The World is Incredibly Broken

Romans 8:18–21 ESV
18 For I consider that the sufferings of this present time are not worth comparing with the glory that is to be revealed to us. 19 For the creation waits with eager longing for the revealing of the sons of God. 20 For the creation was subjected to futility, not willingly, but because of him who subjected it, in hope 21 that the creation itself will be set free from its bondage to corruption and obtain the freedom of the glory of the children of God.

All of This Is Meaningless Without Jesus

Romans 8:22–25 ESV
22 For we know that the whole creation has been groaning together in the pains of childbirth until now. 23 And not only the creation, but we ourselves, who have the firstfruits of the Spirit, groan inwardly as we wait eagerly for adoption as sons, the redemption of our bodies. 24 For in this hope we were saved. Now hope that is seen is not hope. For who hopes for what he sees? 25 But if we hope for what we do not see, we wait for it with patience.

We Don’t Have to Have all the Answers Right Now

Romans 8:26–28 ESV
26 Likewise the Spirit helps us in our weakness. For we do not know what to pray for as we ought, but the Spirit himself intercedes for us with groanings too deep for words. 27 And he who searches hearts knows what is the mind of the Spirit, because the Spirit intercedes for the saints according to the will of God. 28 And we know that for those who love God all things work together for good, for those who are called according to his purpose.

In a Broken World, Without All the Answers We Have Hope Because of Jesus

Romans 8:35–37 ESV
35 Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or danger, or sword? 36 As it is written, “For your sake we are being killed all the day long; we are regarded as sheep to be slaughtered.” 37 No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us.

Song - It is Well - Sarah Morris

Vocal and Piano with Jeanna Baibos

Closing and Dismissal (Pastor David)

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