Richard Leroy Anderson

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Richard Leroy Anderson, affectionately known as “Rick,” was born to Henry Lee and Alfredia Anderson on January 1, 1969, in Asheville, North Carolina. He was the second son in the Anderson family, growing up alongside his older brother Lee and younger brother Courtney. In 1971, the family relocated to Columbus, Ohio, where they embraced their new home and became avid fans of the Ohio State Buckeyes.

Rick, a proud “Girl Dad,” cherished his role in raising his daughters. His journey into fatherhood began with Tiarra in 1987, followed by Da’lynn in 1996, and Adalinah in 2013. Despite the passage of time, Rick remained his mother’s baby, a bond that endured throughout his life.

Raised in Columbus City Schools on the Southside of Columbus, Rick forged lifelong friendships both in his neighborhood on South 22nd Street and on the football field with the Mohawk Raiders. Alongside his big brother, Lee, Rick was a well-known figure, surrounded by friends who were like family. The establishment of the Eastside Freeze Crew in the early ’80s solidified these bonds, creating a brotherhood that would last a lifetime.

Rick shared his life with Monica Bayne for 13 years, a relationship filled with love and care. On February 19, 2024, Rick was called home to be with the Lord, leaving behind a community shattered by his unexpected passing. Yet, in the midst of grief, his loved ones find solace in the words of Psalm 34:18-22: “The Lord is near to the brokenhearted and saves the crushed in spirit.”

In addition to his parents, Rick was preceded in death by his grandmother, Mae Bell Cureton; grandparents, Frank and Alice Williams; and his beloved fur baby, Mr. Bentley.

Rick’s memory lives on through the legacy he leaves behind: Three cherished daughters, Tiarra Keene, Da’lynn Anderson, and Adalinah Cundiff; his devoted significant other, Monica Bayne; his brothers, Anthony Lee Anderson and Courtney Lemont Anderson; his grandson, Jaiden Keene; nieces, nephews, and a multitude of loving aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends; The Eastside Freeze Crew; the extended Anderson, Byrd, Jackson, and Williams families.

Though Rick’s physical presence may be gone, his spirit remains eternally vibrant in the hearts of all who knew and loved him.

Visitation 8:30 AM and Funeral Service 9:30 AM Friday, March 1, 2024 at Christian Valley Baptist Church , 3330 Scottwood Rd.

Interment at Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens.

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  1. To the family and friends of Rick I send my deepest condolences and ask God for strength and comfort in theses trying times, Rick was one of the realest and coolest dudes and will truly be missed rest easy now my brother I love you always ~Carmie Carm

  2. R I P
    Big homie respect

  3. Vonticia Edwards

    Sending my deepest condolences to the Anderson family for the loss of a real one RIH Rick , u will truly be missed and always loved. May God be with the family in this time of sorrow .

  4. Rick you are certainly missed. Condolences to your family. I have yah lifted in prayer.

  5. Many happy memories of Rick be with you, and may God comfort (Philippians 4:6-7) and strengthen you when your hearts ache and your tears flow.

  6. Michelle Reynolds

    To the family of Rick Anderson,
    My sincere condolences and prayers are extended during this hour of bereavement. Rick and I attended Mohawk Middle School and graduated from Briggs High School in 1987.
    His transitioning is quite a shock and incredibly sad. I pray for all touched by his life. John 14:2-3
    In the grace of God,
    Michelle (McDowell) Reynolds

  7. To Monica and the Anderson Family, my family sends our sincerest condolences and prayers for the loss of “Rick”. He was a great friend to many. He was a caregiver to his mother and to “his beloved Monica”. Rick you left too soon but we know you are watching over those you left behind. You touched many lives. You will be sadly missed.

    Rita and Weenie Ziegler

  8. To Monica and the Anderson family, my condolences to you during this time. I offer you prayers of peace and comfort. RIP Rick, you will be sorely missed.

  9. I’m so sooty to hear about Rick’s passing. My deepest sympathy, condolences & prayers go out to his family and friends during this difficult transitional time. May God and your happy memories of Rick give you peace and comfort during this challenging time.

  10. Michelle Watson

    With a heavy heart, I send my sincere condolences to the family of Rick Anderson. “Though you have departed this earth, the fond memories will never depart from the hearts of those you left behind”. You have now entered into a realm that we on earth can only dream of, in the presence of the LORD. RIH Rick. Rest in HIS presence.

  11. Monett Ector' Thigpen

    To Monica and Lee Anderson and Ricks 3 daughters and family! We often dont see the warning signs, when life is about to take an unexpected turn. An now we have to watch another brother/family/friend leave us. Rick was very different than others, he was always more laid back, as I would call him (“Slick Rick”). He was my brother/friend. “Rick my heart goes out to you my brother, you will truly be missed. We are often dealt a hand that we clearly dont understand, (When God call us home, we have to answer that calling. I give my condolence to the family. I’m so sorry for your loss Monica, Lee and the family, most of all those 3 baby girls he leaves behind. We shall forever cherish you Rick” you are in our and our hearts, souls and thoughts spiritually, You’ll never be forgotten! May God take you home to be with ur loved ones in peace my baby brother. ❤️❤️❤️❤️ . Love Monett Ector Thigpen/The Ector family!’

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