Marion Eric “Ricky” Anderson

Ricky in the Navy

Marion Eric “Ricky” Anderson went peacefully to his eternal home on February 13, 2024, at the age of 59. Ricky was born and raised in Columbus, Ohio. He graduated from Eastmoor High School in 1983, demonstrating his commitment to education and personal growth. He confessed Christ at an early age and was a member of Elizer Church of Christ. On September 18, 1989, he enlisted in the United States Navy, proudly serving his country with dedication and honor. He attained the rank of Airman Recruit (AR) proving his loyalty to his fellow service members. He received the National Defense Service Ribbon and Southwest Service Medal with Bronze Star. He also worked for Lane, Million Air and Landmark Aviation as a Service Technician, fueling planes.

Ricky discovered a love for music at a young age and pursued his dreams. He became a respected musician in the local community. Ricky was an excellent drummer. It was his passion. He enjoyed teaching youth to play drums at the Masonic Temple. He also wrote heartfelt songs with lyrics that resonated with his audiences.

Ricky is preceded in death by his mother, Alene; beloved wife, Betty Merritt Anderson; grandparents, Marion and Louise Binns Anderson.

Ricky leaves to cherish his memory, aunts, Hannah Anderson, Catherine Anderson, and Sharon Anderson Scott; devoted cousins, Marcus Muhammad, Douglas Hannah; special cousins, Leslie J. Hannah, Dr. Tony Anderson (Angelett), Michael Milton, Akin Hannah and Aries Hollingshead and many other relatives and friends.

Hebrews 10:23 “Let us hold fast the profession of our faith without wavering for he is faithful that promised”

Good night Ricky. Take your rest. We will see you in the morning.

Lovingly submitted by the family.

Visitation 10:00 AM and Funeral Service 11:00 AM Thursday, February 29, 2024 at MARLAN J. GARY FUNERAL HOME, THE CHAPEL OF PEACE EAST, 5456 E. Livingston Ave. (one block east of Noe Bixby, turn North on Lonsdale Rd.). Interment at Dayton National Cemetery.

Condolence Messages

  1. We give our condolences to his family and friends.
    Ricky was a great friend to Scott and I. Ricky was in the band Electionsure with my husband Scott
    He will always be remembered and loved.
    Scott and Holly Miller♥️

  2. I give my Condolences to his family will be missed in apostolic Holiness Church

  3. I’m sorry to hear about Bro Rick. He was and will be missed at Apostolic Holy Temple Church. Praying comfort for his family and our church family.

  4. Columbus Metro Mass Choir

    Our condolences to the family of our beloved brother Ricky in Christ. As a member of the Columbus Metro Mass Choir, your presence will truly be missed.

  5. This is such a surprise. I’ve known Marion since we attended Beatty Elementary School.
    To the family, may God comfort you all during this time of bereavement.

  6. Sharon my prayers are with you and your family and may God mend the broken hearted.

  7. Beverly & E. Louis Joiner

    Sharon Anderson Scott and the family of
    Marion Anderson, I express my deepest condolences to such an incredible person as expressed in his obituary. May the good Lord comfort you during this grieving time and thereafter.

  8. Family, I never forget getting this phone call from RICKY.. Telling me that he felt like he was dying and he wanted to see me. We spoke for a good hour and we prayed up a storm. The next day I spent the entire afternoon with Riki, sitting at his bedside, reminiscing, laughing and talking we talked about everything from Jesus to Jodeci. He wished he could stay, but he knew that although his mind was made up his body was tired. Anointing him for his journey was an honor and labor of love. I want you to know that Ricky was the heartbeat of Election Sure. We travelled across the city, state and country to share the gospel of Jesus Christ. We played to the lost, to the rejected to the forsaken to the found to the saved, and we brought the fusion of gospel and rock together to create a new sound in the kingdom. He will truly be missed. What a wonderful storyteller he was, he was the absolute, most stubborn mule, headed person That I know who would give you the shirt off his back and expect nothing in return except for you to go out to eat with him at Ci-Ci pizza. He prayed often and music was his outlet. God bless you for enduring with him dear aunt, cousins and special cousin. He talked about you guys all the time. You were all he had And he wants you to stay close together. Ricky, spider as we called him when he was playing sleep now. This is what we would say at the end of prayer with the band and I want to share it with you. Thank you for the gift of music and thank you for the gift of each other. Good night Ricky. Family, you are continuously in our prayers. P. MIN Carmen Allen, better known as Laydee C .

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