Mary Shaw Anderson

  • Born: November 21, 1931
  • Died: October 6, 2021
  • Location: Charleston, South Carolina

J. Henry Stuhr West Ashley Chapel

3360 Glenn McConnell Parkway
Charleston, SC 29414

Tel. (843) 763.7664

Tribute & Message From The Family

Mary Shaw Anderson, 89, formerly of Charleston, SC, died peacefully on October 6, 2021, in her home in Laurens, SC. She was surrounded by the love of her family.

Mary was born November 21, 1931 in Atlanta, GA, daughter of the late Bulmer and Alma Shaw. She is preceded in death by her devoted husband, Tom Brooks Anderson in 1992, her dear twin sister, Martha Griffith in 2009 and her son-in-law, Stuart Langston in 2017.

She met Tom Anderson at the Fort Sumter Hotel in Charleston, SC while Mary ran the hotel's catering department. Each of them brought two children to their blended family and then had two more, for a total of six (6) children. They continued their work in the hospitality field, owning restaurants and catering businesses, while also traveling the world, until Tom's death in 1992. They were immensely proud of all of their children and grandchildren.

She is survived by her loving children, including: her son Gary Jackson (Rhonda) of Westminster, SC; daughter, Kathy Langston (Stuart) of Goose Creek, SC; daughter Susan Anderson (Susannah) of Atlanta, GA; daughter Julie Anderson, mom's faithful caregiver in her last years, of Laurens, SC; daughter, Lanny Pruitt (Terry) of Spartanburg, SC; son Skip Anderson (Joanne) of Columbia, SC; bonus daughter, Amber Watkins of Laurens, SC; her grandchildren: Scott Matthews, Jamie Walker, Kyle Walker, Amy Huller, Todd Jackson, Caroline Pruitt, AnnaBrook Anderson, LauraKate McAllister and McKinley Werts; her nieces: Terri Stephens, Becky Long and Cindy Ledford.

Special thanks for the tender and compassionate care from Health Related Home Care and Homestead Hospice.

A celebration of her life will be held at the graveside at Live Oak Memorial Gardens in Charleston, SC on Saturday, October 23, 2021 at 12:00 pm.

Arrangements by J. Henry Stuhr, Inc., West Ashley Chapel, 3360 Glenn McConnell Parkway Charleston, SC.


Condolence & Memory Journal

My deepest sympathies to Mrs.Anderson's family. She was such a sweet lady and will be missed by many.

Posted by Bonnie Cooper - Moncks Corner, SC - Friend   October 08, 2021

Please accept our sincere condolences for the passing of Miss Mary. May her spirit surround you all with Iove and live on through each member of her amazing family. Our thoughts and prayers are with each of you during this time. Andy and Bill

Posted by Andy and Bill    October 08, 2021

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