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Benjamin A. Anderson, Jr.
October 23, 2023 (age 77) 77 Years Old
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Benjamin A. Anderson, Jr. was born October 1, 1946, in Pensacola, Florida to the late Rev. Benjamin, Sr. and Eleanor Anderson. He accepted Christ at a young age and was Baptized by his father at St. John Baptist Church.
Ben was educated in Pensacola Public Schools and graduated from Washington Senior High School in 1964. He loved sports and was a prominent football player and member of the band. He attended both Bethune Cookman College and Central State University where he also played collegiate football. In 1968, he made Cleveland, OH his home where he enrolled and graduated from the Police Academy. Ben then joined the Cleveland Police department in 1970, honorably serving for over 20 years and retiring as a Detective. After retirement, he also continued to serve in Public Safety working in security at Cuyahoga Community College. In his spare time, he enjoyed playing softball with the Cleveland Police Athletic Association, fishing, bowling, barbecuing, gardening, coaching, traveling, working with the youth and spending time with family and friends.
He leaves to cherish his memory: his wife of 18 years, Razelia, his children from previous marriage (Maggie D. Anderson): Benjamin A. Anderson, III of Arlington, TX and Dana C. (Rev. Theodore) Sherrer of Cincinnati, OH, step-daughter Ruby Ann (Charlie) Mondragon of Manila, Philippines, grandchildren: Gabrielle Sherrer and Theodore “T.J.” Sherrer Jr. of Cincinnati, OH, Roiben Credo and Esmerelda Mondragon of Manila, Philippines, three sisters: Eva “Bettye” Anderson of Cleveland, OH, Judith Williams of Akron, OH, Ann (Charles) Vincent of Westlake, OH, and a host of loving family and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents Benjamin, Sr., Eleanor Anderson, beloved niece Monique Bradley and his brother-in-law Roger Williams.
Ben will be remembered for his unique sense of humor, great barbecues, photography and love of sports and family.