Doris Ann Anderson-Smith was born January 26, 1946 to Eldridge Anderson and Rachel Byrd Anderson. Doris was called home to God, April 20, 2020. Doris attended school in San Antonio, Texas until she moved to Southern California where she resided for many years until she returned to San Antonio approximately twenty five years ago. She was a very loving and happy person who loved to socialize and enjoyed the company of other family oriented friends. Doris was extremely independent and had a great work ethic, often working two jobs. She had a diverse work history with several careers in which she performed in an outstanding manner. She worked many years at a factory in Southern California and retired. She worked many years as a disability provider and recently was employed as a physical therapist with the University Hospital Health System. Doris accepted Christ as her Savior at a young age and had a personal relationship with God most of her life. She was never condescending toward others and was kind, generous and very empathetic to all. She attempted to reach out to others that needed assistance and exemplified loving her neighbor as herself. She was always pleasant and outgoing. Doris is survived by her son, De'Shawn Williams; husband, Deryn Smith; sisters, Dorothy M. Collier and her husband Isaac and Marjorie Nell Smallwood Todd; brother, Eldridge Ray Anderson; stepchildren, Deon Smith, Derrick Smith, Eric Smith and Britany Smith; granchildren, Dedrick Wiliams and Seth Williams along with numerous nieces and nephews. Doris was preceded in death by her parents; Eldridge Anderson and Rachel Odessa Byrd Anderson Smallwood; sisters, Linda Jean Smallwood, Diane Smallwood; brothers, Larry Donell Smallwood and Alvin Odis Anderson. Alvin was a retired decorated Vietnam Veteran that served in the U.S. Army for over twenty years. Doris was loved and appreciated by all and never saw a person that she could not positively interact with. Doris will be missed!

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  1. Prayers to the family . I first met Cookie in 1995 . Cookie and Deshawn immediately excepted me and my siblings as their family . Cookie had a heart of gold and sweet as pie Thank you for being the person you were. Love Derrick Smith.

  2. Cookie was like my step mom from a distance, she loved my Dad and me and my brothers like her own family. I will always love her for that. We had a special bond towards the end, and I will never forget that laugh she would do. We had an inside joke when I asked her how she was doing she would say “as good as I look” and then we would fall out laughing. I will always remember her. I know the heavens opened up when they saw her coming. She was a good person who had a good heart. I know her work here on earth was done, so she had to transition with the angels above. Her spirit will live on through her loved ones and all the lives that she touched. She will be forever missed. Love always Brittney Smith.

  3. She used to pick me up from the stables and we’ll be rolling down Cherry Street in Long Beach pass the cemetery flying anybody know what I’m talkin about it’s a big drop Betty wright blaring out the speakers tonight is the night that you make me wanna I love her I’m going to miss her I have enough memories to keep me smiling rest in heaven a strong black woman

  4. To the BEST AUNT in the world, man I’m going to miss you so very much. Words can’t describe how I feel. I appreciate the love, support, and advice that you have giving me over the years. There won’t be another AUNT COOKIE. I Love you so much LOTS OF HUGS AND KISSES.

  5. Dearest Auntie Cookie this seems so unreal you leaving us so soon, I am so glad that I was able to express to you how much meant to me while you were still here. I Think About You Every Night and Day Since You Spread Your Wings and Flew Away…You are my Jewel that will forever shine. Rest well Young Lady I’ll be Loving You Always. Forever Young ❤️

  6. My Mom and Aunt Cookie met when I was about 8 months old I’m now 49. When I say this lady was my 2nd Mom and NO one could ever say any different. I have so many wonderful memories to many to share. My Aunt Cookie was so happy when my husband and I move to San Antonio, TX 13 years ago. I spent alot of time with my Aunt Cookie playing cards, shopping, cooking and if we weren’t together we were on the phone. My life will never be the same without you. I love you so much, and will forever miss you. Your daughter/ niece Tasana

  7. I send my condolences to the family doris was a loving and caring person l had the privilege of working with her back in the day she was funny and made me happy even when l felt sad. I will always keep her in my heart she was a beautiful spirt. God bless her now and may he strengthen her family at thier time of need rest in peace my friend .

  8. Aunt Cookie, was the best her spirit was always so happy, she always tried to make people laugh when they was feeling down.. She was always there for people in they’re time of need.. And she was always there to lend a helping hand for people.. She will be very missed.. I love you so much auntie.. Now you have you’re wings to fly with the heavenly Angels.. Until we see eachother again..

  9. Aunt Ann we will miss your smile, your laughter, your sense of humor. The Lord called you home way too soon. He called you home to be one of his angels to watch over his flocks. You are. running up in heaven free as the doves. We love you.

  10. Cookie just a couple of weeks ago we talked and laugh together about this Rona we call it I will never forget our days together in Long beach RIH my lovely friend

  11. Cookie just a couple of weeks ago we talked and laugh together about this Rona we call it I will never forget our days together in Long beach RIH my lovely friend

  12. I remember my cousin Ann when I was little, coming over to visit when we lived on Normandie Ave and 29th street in LA, California, she always wanted to comb my hair. I’m in my chapter 55 Lol.

  13. Rest in peace my lovely cousin. we had fun time together. Love you Cuz Madeline M Robinson-Spraggins

  14. The Lord surely receive another angel , you’re going to really be missed cookie you were a good friend and a wonderful neighbor with a golden heart and a great bid-wiz partner and dominoes player . Oak Timber SA,TX Clyde & Karen was blessed have you in their lives Thank God in Heaven for that season in your life . May eternal Peace be with you Always!

  15. Unbelievable news … Cookie was a 💪 strong young woman with a lot of charisma, outgoing, fun, and loving. She had a heart of gold, caring for her loved ones and friends, a very welcoming spirit. I am saddened by her passing away. May God bless her soul to Rest in Heaven.

  16. This is your VG cookie some one call me please we been friend over 40 year i just got the sad sad new at 310 -6387609 please call me you so missed I called last week you RIP

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