Barbara Gordon (Nall) Anderson

Born: Fri., Jul. 30, 1937
Died: Sat., Oct. 10, 2015


2:00 PM to 3:00 PM, Tue., Oct. 13, 2015
Location: Lake Oconee Lutheran Church

Funeral Service

3:00 PM Tue., Oct. 13, 2015
Location: Lake Oconee Lutheran Church

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Barbara Gordon Nall Anderson of Greensboro, Georgia went to be with the Lord on Saturday, October 10, 2015. Barbara was born on July 30, 1937 in New Orleans, LA to Robert Lauren Nall and Effie Grassie Keith Nall. She graduated from Fortier High School in New Orleans in 1955, attended Lindenwood College in St. Charles, MO for two years and graduated from the University of Iowa. She married Neil Martin Anderson on June 11, 1960 in New Orleans and moved to Nashville, Tennessee where they raised their two children. Barbara was an active member of the Nashville community, serving as the Tennessee State President of the PEO Sisterhood from 1984-1985. Barbara was a Founding Member of the Nashville Hospital Hospitality House and also served on the Board of the Atlanta Hospital Hospitality House when she and Neil moved there in 1985. In 2000, they moved to Greensboro, Georgia where Barbara was an active member at Lake Oconee Lutheran Church and volunteered with the Greensboro Dreamers for several years. Barbara was a proud member of the Georgia Society of Mayflower Descendants.

Barbara – or Bam as she was called by her family – loved Jesus, spoke her mind, and was the happiest person every day despite many physical illnesses. She loved spending time at their cabin on Lake Burton and on Madeline Island, Wisconsin at her family’s 110-year-old cottage. Bam was a fighter and is survived by her husband of 55 years, Neil; son, Keith Anderson, daughter Sally Anderson Rosenlund (Brad), former daughter-in-law Debbie Anderson, and grandchildren: Stacey Rosenlund Stephens (Patrick), Erin Rosenlund, Sarah Anderson and William Anderson.

The family thanks Betty Jones for her friendship and the great care she has provided.  

The funeral will be held at 3:00 pm on Tuesday, October 13, 2015 at Lake Oconee Lutheran Church, 1089 Lake Oconee Parkway, Eatonton, GA 31024. Family will receive visitors at 2:00 at the church, prior to the service. In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to Atlanta Hospital Hospitality House or Lake Oconee Lutheran Church Debt Reduction Fund.  A reception in celebration of Bam will be held at the Anderson home following the service. McCommons Funeral Home, 109 W. Broad St., Greensboro, GA, (706) 453-2626, is in charge of arrangements. Visit us at to sign the online guest register.



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Dick and Marilyn Schneider
   Posted Sun October 11, 2015
Neil, Marilyn and I have you and your family in our thoughts and prayers. She will be missed by her church family!

jane cobb
   Posted Sun October 11, 2015
My love, prayers and deepest sympathy. So glad to have had Barb as my friend in CBS and the neighborhood. Love to all the family, Jane

John & Marie Brumbach
   Posted Mon October 12, 2015
Neil, we are so sorry to hear about Barb's passing. May the Lord bless and take care of her in Heaven.

Pastor Ron and Karen
   Posted Mon October 12, 2015
What a blessing Barb was to us and to Lake Oconee Lutheran. Neil, God comfort you with His presence in your sadness and with the certainty of heaven to come.

Rachel McAllister
   Posted Mon October 12, 2015
Dear Neil,Keith and Sally, Joe and I were so saddened to read of Barb's death. We go back a long way even if we have not seen much of one another these past few years. I am so glad we got in a brief visit at the Nashville party last month. We cannot get there tomorrow but you will be in our prayers and thoughts. Condolences to the entire family. Rachel and Joe McAllister

Nancy and Charlie Bedford
   Posted Mon October 12, 2015
We have many fond memories of being with you, our neighbors, on Brookhaven Square. Know that we care and are thinking of you, Neil, at this difficult time. Peace and love, Nancy and Charlie

Chris Bertucci/ Fortier High School Graduate, 1955
   Posted Mon October 12, 2015
I remember Barbara from High School and how nice she was to everyone. My condolences to her family.

Danny and Karen Lovell
   Posted Mon October 12, 2015
We are so sorry about Mrs.Barbara and want you all to know that you are in our thoughts and prayers. May God comfort your hearts and fond memories occupy your minds.

Henry Knowlton
   Posted Mon October 12, 2015

I was very sorry to hear of Barb's death. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

Jim & Mary Ann Currey
   Posted Mon October 12, 2015
Neil, We were so sorry to read about Barb's death in this mornings paper. Our prayers will be with you, Keith, and Sally as you go through this very trying time. Our thoughts will be with you especially on Tuesday afternoon during the funeral.