Ricky Anderson


Very private, beautiful heart, would surprise his family occasionally with visits.  He was a momma’s boy.  He loved his mom. He had many friends.  youngest of his mothers 6 children.  He loved to fish.  He loved his job, driver for Elite Transportation.  very head strong, stood on what he believed in.  graduate of Malibar High School.  Preceded in death by his parents Louise Parker Anderson and Roscoe Rice and sister Juanita Ross.  Loved watching football, especially The Denver Broncos.  He loved listening to music.

Ricky Anderson, a beloved and cherished member of the Mansfield community, passed away on September 16, 2023, at the age of 58. Born on November 9, 1964, Ricky was the youngest child of Louise Parker Anderson and Roscoe Rice. He was a man of great character, whose kindness and generosity touched the lives of everyone he encountered.

Ricky grew up in Mansfield, Ohio, where he attended Malabar High School and graduated with a diploma that marked the beginning of his journey. He found fulfillment and purpose in his career as a dedicated transporter for Elite Transportation, where he was trusted with transporting patients to their medical appointments with precision and reliability. Ricky’s sincere dedication and love for his job were evident to all who worked alongside him.

Beyond his career, Ricky was a man who cherished his family above all else. He had a special bond with his beloved mother, Louise, and always carried a deep appreciation for her presence in his life. Ricky was a proud father to his son Jamar Lindsay and his daughters Sentaria (Tony) Williams and Ashanti Hudgens. He showered them with love, support, and guidance, ensuring that they would carry his legacy of kindness and compassion into the future. Ricky will be missed by his companion of 12 years, Regina Bigger. Ricky was also a cherished brother to his sisters Carol Peggy (Willie) Bronson, Gloria (Iradell) Johnson, Fatina Rice, Debra (Nole) Caffey, and Kathryn Rice, and his brothers W C (Julia) White, Larry (Lucille) Anderson, Charles (Anna) Anderson, and Portis (Nakesha) Rice; 10 grandchildren, nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. His loving presence and joyous spirit will be deeply missed by his entire family.

Ricky was a man who found solace in the simple pleasures of life. He treasured his downtime and would often surprise his family with impromptu visits, creating priceless memories that will be cherished forever. He had an unwavering passion for fishing, finding peace and tranquility in the company of nature. Ricky’s love for football was evident, and his unwavering support for the Denver Broncos was unrivaled. In his moments of solitude, he found solace in the melodies of his favorite music, which uplifted his soul and formed the soundtrack of his life.

Ricky Anderson’s legacy will forever endure in the hearts and minds of those who were fortunate enough to have known him. His unwavering faith, his kind and gentle spirit, and his steadfast commitment to his family and friends will be remembered and celebrated with reverence. While we mourn his loss, let us remember Ricky’s vibrant spirit and the love he bestowed upon us all.

Funeral arrangements have been made to honor Ricky’s life and memory. Visitation 1:00pm and Funeral 2:00pm Saturday September 30, 2023 at MARLAN GARY FUNERAL HOME, THE CHAPEL OF PEACE MANSFIELD 753 McPherson St. (formerly Williams Funeral Services). To stream the service and to order flowers visit www.TheChapelofPeace.com

In accordance with Ricky’s wishes, a private cremation will take place on October 2, 2023. May his soul find eternal peace and serenity as we bid him a final farewell.

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  1. Rest in peace

  2. Evangelist Dr. Ella Bond-Mullens

    Sincere condolences to our family. Ricky will be missed by many. I will always cherish the big hug he gave me on my birthday 2022. RIH and I will always love ❤️ you. Heaven gained another angel.

  3. Kim Y.Hairston-Dismuke

    Praying for the Family.

  4. Condolence to the Family of my Beloved Brother and Friend Slick Rick as we called you gone to soon My friend I shall always remember and hold on to the good times we shared.im sure the Creator was well pleased with your service. REST EASY SLICK.

  5. Praying for the family.

  6. Terry and Kay Chambry

    Prayers for the family. RIP. RICKY.

  7. Tony and vivian Davis and Family

    We the Davis Family send our Deepest Condolences to all of the Family members in this Difficult time. We love you all forever.

  8. Gwen and Chester Butler

    Praying for the family. Rick was a very kind young man. God bless you family.

  9. Minister Behavior Bryant & Family

    Our sincere condolences to Ricky’s entire family and loved ones. We’re praying for God to comfort, give you all strength, and carry you through this painful and sorrowful time.

  10. My condolences to the family may God continue to bless you during these difficult days ahead

  11. To the family of Ricky Anderson sending my heartfelt condolences, Rick was such a nice person and always showed so much respect. Gone to soon R.I.H.

  12. Betty Palmer-Harris

    My heartfelt sympathy for the family of Ricky Anderson. My prayers are with you at this time of sorrow. May God bless and keep you.

  13. Rinky. Pixie. Muffin

    Deepest condolences to the Anderson Family. Another one of our West Fifth Sreet family entering the Golden Gates. Love you all.
    The Black Family

  14. Terry and Kay Chambry

    Prayers going out to the family RIP RICKY.

  15. Words can not describe how I feel right now my heart is broken he was just my driver Thursday the 13th we was laughing joking catching up on old times kicking it on 5th street whenever I was at Ms Allen’s house I am so glad I got those moments with him to catch up on old times I will cherish them always. To one of the coolest most chill dudes I’ve ever known. Fly high king you will truly be missed love ya my friend. My condolences to Regina,Charles, Anna his children and the rest of his entire family you are in my thoughts and prayers. Danielle K Parks

  16. Kimberly Thompson-Kelly

    Sending prayers R.I.P.classmate c/o 83

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