Anne Elizabeth Anderson Schott of Cleveland Township, Johnston County, died Friday, July 12, 2013 of injuries sustained in a car accident that occurred a few minutes away from her home when her car crossed the center line and struck a heavy weight vehicle.
Elizabeth was born on May 7, 1948, in Asheville, North Carolina, to Margaret Z. Anderson and Norman LaRue (“Andy”) Anderson, M.D. Her childhood was punctuated by happy family times spent at the hunting lodge (“Buck Forest”) located in what is now DuPont State Forest, and many happy summer weeks spent at Tybee Beach in Savannah GA with her two sisters and cousins. As an adult, she enjoyed family beach times at “Pink Perfection” near Kitty Hawk NC. She graduated from Lee Edwards High School (now Asheville High) and was studying for a career in business in Atlanta when she met her husband of over forty years, Richard Allen Schott, who survives her.
Elizabeth and Richard have one son Rick Allen Schott, Jr. He and his wife Stacey Tribble Schott are the parents of Elizabeth’s four grandchildren, all of Lewisville NC.
Also surviving are sisters Marjorie Anderson Pipkin of Raleigh, Virginia Anderson Oursland of San Jose, CA, aunt Anne Z. Saunders of Atlanta, two nieces, two nephews, two grandnieces, two grandnephews and twelve first cousins.
Elizabeth loved her family and friends dearly, and they returned her affection. Her joy and the purity of her love while spending time with them, whether participating with Richard in the activities of the Blackbeard Sailing Club in New Bern, engaging in church work, or enjoying her grandchildren and other family gatherings, endeared her to all. Elizabeth was a devoted student of the Bible and her strong faith sustained her.
A memorial service will be held Sunday, July 21, 2013, at 2:00 p.m. at Oakland Presbyterian Church, Cleveland Road, Clayton NC. Visitation will follow.