Note: Sumter Dailey Item, Sun. Oct. 16, 1994
West Columbia - Crystal Lynn Phillips and Brian James Anderson were united in marriage at 6 p.m. Sat., Oct. 15, 1994, at Westside First Church of God, West Columbia, SC.
The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Bobby George Phillips of Lexington, and the granddaughter of Mr. & Mrs. Edward V. Rylant and the late Mr. & Mrs. Paul W. Gunter, all of Columbia. She graduated from Lexington High School and Midlands
Technical College. She is employed as a certified dental assistant by Columbia Periodontal Assoc.
The bridgegroom is the son of Mr. & Mrs. Francis H. Anderson, III of Sumter, and the grandson of Mr. & Mrs. James C. Owens of Sumter and the late Mr. & Mrs. Francis H. Anderson Jr. of Milmont Park, Pa. He graduated from Sumter High School and
attended the University of S. C. at Sumter. He is employed as a correctional officer by the Sumter County Correctional Center.
The Rev. Richard Lyttleton and the Rev. Ron Bower officiated at the ceremony.
Music was provided by Annette Lyttleton, pianist; Joyce Moore, organist; and the vocal group, Counterpoint; as well as Jeff Ardis and Tommy Bower, vocalists.
Given in marriage by her father, the bride wore a satin floor length gown edged in lace and pearls and featuring puffed short sleeves adorned with sequins and pearls, and a chapel train.
Pansy Shull, sister of the bride, served as matron of honor. Bridesmaids were Stacy Anderson, sister of the bridgegroom, Shelly Clemons, Cindy Esbenson, Nicole Taylor and Ginger Yandle. Lauren Phillips served as flower girl.
Mark Anderson, brother of the bridgegroom, served as best man. Groomsmen were Liston Gainey, Billy F. Martin, Jr., David M. Peek, Jr., Bobby Phillips II, brother of the bride, and Dr. G. Franklin Shull Jr. Ushers were Jeff Ardis, Marty
Atkinson, Tommy Bower, and Chris Shaffer. Joshua Goldsberry served as ring bearer.
Prenuptial parties were held in Sumter and Columbia.
The bride's parents held the reception at the church fellowship hall.
The rehearsal party was given by the bridgegoom's parents at the chuch fellowship hall.
After a wedding trip to Nassau, Bahamas, the couple will reside in West Columbia, SC. Brian and Crystal had 3 beautiful children that Brian was very proud of and was a great dad to.
Brian and Crystal DIVORCED IN 2010, they shared custody of their children.
Several years later, Brian met Christy Grooms and it was a match made in heaven; they loved and respected each other; they married in 2014 and had six wonderful years together. They blended their family; he had 3 and she had 2 boys and they all made it work. In 2019, Brian had to have heart surgury due to a defective valve since birth; he had a valve replacement as well as an aortic root replacement and the doctors said it went great and was perfect. After that he and Christy discovered that they were expecting a new child together. They were ecstatic!! Our darling Blayne James Anderson was born 12-23-2019.They had a wonderful seven months together with all of the children; then Brian started having pains in his arm and up his chest. The Doctors said his was fine, did tests, saw nothing , told him to wait six months!! The whole family went to the beach in July, had a great time and the last nite, Brian had a massive heart attack and died before they got him to the hospital
Obituary, Sumter Daily Item, July 21, 2020:
Brian James Anderson, 50, husband of Christina Grooms Anderson, died Saturday, July 18, 2020, at Waccamaw Community Hospital in Murrells Inlet, SC
Born April 21, 1970, in Sumter, he was a son of Jimmie Anne Owens Anderson and the late Francis Henry Anderson, III. He was a member of Sumter First Church of God and was employed as a Data Analyst at the University of South Carolina.
Survivors include his wife; his mother; children, Bethany Knight, Megan Anderson, Amber Anderson (Trey), Zane Anderson, Blayne Anderson, Mason Eaddy, and Tyler Eaddy; a brother, Mark Anderson of Swansea; a sister, Stacy Veldman (David) of Lexington; and several nieces and nephews.
A memorial service will be held at 10 A.M. Wednesday at Sumter First Church of God with the Rev. Ron Bower officiating.
The family will receive friends at the home of his mother, 472 Cedarwood Dr., Sumter.
Memorials may be made to Sumter First Church of God, 1835 Camden Hwy., Sumter, SC 29153.
Elmore-Cannon-Stephens Funeral Home and Crematorium of Sumter is in charge of the arrangements.
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