Elijah Anderson III, affectionately known to family and friends as Chuck, was born on September 17, 1953, to the late Elijah Anderson, Jr. and Emma Leola Welch Anderson. He was the younger brother of Marjorie Anderson Pierre and Dallas Anderson Campbell and older brother to Namon Cleon Anderson (Deceased).
Chuck was a third-generation member of the West Hunter Street Baptist Church, having been baptized by the late Reverend A. Franklin Fisher. He received his early education at E.C. Clements Elementary and Booker T. Washington High School. He developed a love for music at a very young age. He became extremely proficient in the tuba, his instrument of choice, that he was invited to become a member of the Morris Brown College Marching Band, while still in high school, and traveled to New York City to participate in the Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade.
Upon graduation from Booker T. Washington High School, he enrolled in Morehouse College, where he continued his love of music by becoming a member of the Morehouse College Fighting Tigers Marching Band. He graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in the field of political science. After graduating from Morehouse in 1975, he became employed at, what was then, Southern Airlines. He enjoyed a 20-year career with Southern, retiring after it became Northwest Airlines.
He became one of the first African-American male flight attendants. During his tenure at Northwest Airlines, he became a world traveler. He traveled to many cities in the United States as well as abroad to several countries like Korea, Japan, China, the Caribbean, and even France.
He married the former Maxine Rucker on June 14, 1980. To this union were born three (3) children: Latasa Roland (Audrey), Dari Anderson, and Elijah Anderson, IV. He is survived by his children, two (2) grandchildren, Zuri and Gavin, sisters Marjorie Anderson Pierre and Dallas Anderson Campbell, brother-in-law Attorney H. Pierre, Jr, sister-in-law Rhonda Anderson, and a host of nephews, nieces, cousins, and friends.
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Tuesday, February 09, 2021
1:00 PM - 6:00 PMMurray Brothers Funeral Home Cascade Chapel
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Wednesday, February 10, 2021
2:00 PMLincoln Cemetery
2275 Joseph E Boone Blvd NW
Atlanta, Georgia 30314
Elijah Anderson, III
September 17, 1953 - January 31, 2021
Dedicated to Friends, Past and Present