Anita Faye Redden, 79, of Salisbury, passed away Tuesday, September 17, 2019.
She was born May 29, 1940, in Pickett County, TN to the late William Hassell and Opal Inez Garrett Gunter. Mrs. Redden was a homemaker and a member of Statesville Seventh-day Adventist Church.
Before moving to Salisbury, Mrs. Redden was a member of the Red Hat Society in Kentucky. She always enjoyed thrift and bargain shopping, often looking for special items for those she might meet who had special needs. Her sense of generosity and compassion was evident throughout her life. She had a knack for looking for the good in others. Her lovely smile drew others to her, making conversation relaxed. People found Mrs. Redden to be a good listener and very accepting. Her adventurous spirit welcomed opportunities to travel. Some of her favorite trips were made in her husband’s homebuilt aircraft. In her early 30’s, she obtained her driver's license which made it even easier to be “on the go”. Favorite activities included being on a bowling league called “The Rolling Stones”, singing, listening to gospel music (especially played by her brother Ronnie, a self-taught professional piano player), visiting her siblings. Her children hold many treasured memories such going to Rocky Fork Lake for swimming and picnics, learning to sing The Lord’s Prayer, playing baseball and spending time with friends. The family felt that Anita’s corn bread was the best!
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her siblings, Jewel Oscher, Glen Gunter, Melvin Gunter, and Ronnie Gunter.
Mrs. Redden is survived by her husband, Clifton M. Redden, Sr., whom she married May 6, 1960; children: Deborah Faye McBride and husband, Sam, Barbara Jean Hobbs and husband, Stan, Clifton M. Redden, Jr. and wife, Vicki, Ronald Noel Redden and wife, Vicki, Donald Joel Redden and wife, Janet; siblings: Joyce Hines, Lois Boerma, Jean Phillips, Patty James, Doris Coop, Gary Gunter and Cindy Rudd; grandchildren: Rachel Elizabeth McBride Koza and husband, Nick, Hannah Rose McBride, Caitlin Susannah Hobbs Kawamura and husband, Jason, Colton Alexander Hobbs, Bethany Rochelle Redden Thompson and husband, Tyler, Nicholas Andrew Redden, Amanda Grace Redden, Jacob Seth Redden, Jonathan David Redden, James Matthew Redden, Abigail Claira Redden, Joshua McKinley Redden, Elaina Noelle Redden, Katherine Joelle Redden, Levi Scott Redden; great-grandchildren, Victoria Elizabeth Koza and Lillian Rose Thompson,
The family will greet friends and relatives on Sunday, September 22, 2019, 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm at Statesville Seventh-day Adventist Church, Statesville.
The funeral service will be held at 3:00 pm on Sunday, September 22, 2019, at Statesville Seventh-day Adventist Church with Pastor Tim Cove officiating.
Burial will follow the service at Pine Grove Cemetery, 2024 Buffalo Shoes Road, Statesville, NC 28677.
The family will accept flowers or memorials may be made to Statesville Seventh-day Adventist Church c/o Women's Ministry or Path Finder’s Club, 2429 E. Broad Street, Statesville, NC 28625.
Powles Staton Funeral Home of Rockwell is assisting the Redden family. Online condolences may be made at www.powlesfuneralhome.com.
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