ForeverMissed
This memorial website was created in memory of our loved one, Garrick Anders. We will remember him forever.
Posted by gloria adams on April 9, 2021
Guy we miss you. Rest in peace Adams family.
Posted by C Hobson on April 7, 2021
So glad that we had a chance to chat, talk and catch up after fifteen years since you moved back to Chicago from L.A. It brought me much joy. I will miss you.
Posted by judy jenkins on March 30, 2021

Mr. Guy, The one thing, we had in common was travel, and now you, are off on your "FINAL", journey, which we all will have to make. Meeting you, through my brother "Bill", made you, my adopted brother, as I always teased you, so, continue on your travel, until we all meet again.

Judy Jenkins
Bill's sister
Posted by Bill Jenkins on March 29, 2021
A friend that I had known for 40 years...we even moved to LOs Angeles at the same time and had a ball while we lived there. He will truly be missed.
Posted by Lenon Terrell on March 27, 2021
Guy was and is my best friend. He was my go to person to talk about anything and everything. My 40 friendship ended to sadly. One day I know I will laugh often at a lot of our conversations. Right now I am just sad. 
Posted by Roberta Webb on March 15, 2021
A Few Things to Remember About Guy …

Friend -When he was your friend, he was a great friend! He was always most thoughtful in his ways of giving to and supporting his friends.

Favorite Things - His dot clock was one of his favorite possessions. He gave versions of the dot clock to his closest friends. The clock is a true work of digital art, produced in limited editions. He always said, “make sure Glenn gets the clock”. Also, he was proud of the wall clocks he created. Another favorite thing was playing Scrabble. He thought he was one of the best Scrabble players – he was. Finally, this is one of Guy’s favorite times of the year – Oscar season. He had much fun going around the city and suburbs to see all the nominated “best” in movies before Oscar night.

Music – His love of music was evident in many ways – his massive collection of music videos, his quest to be a great guitar player and, oh yeah, Guy could really sing. What a treat it was to hear him sing a Frank Sinatra or Bobby Darin song. Some of his favorite musicians were Kenny Rankin, Ricki Lee Jones, Steve Winwood and Diana Krall.

Dancing - As for dancing, he was part of Chicago’s true ”steppin” community as one of the most respected and respectful of steppers.

May you rest in peace Guy,
Roberta
Posted by Millicent Smith on March 13, 2021
Guy,
You were such a joy to be around. I am glad that we met. The stories and visuals you shared were very impressive and entertaining. I admired your outlook on life and your wisdom. You lived life as if you would live forever and that showed your resilience and strength. The day you transitioned left me in disbelief because you always seemed to bounce back in the past. I know that a higher source had another assignment for you and I know that your soul will replicate your actions here on earth. I hope we meet again. God Bless Your Soul. I miss you dearly! Love you Guy!❤️❤️

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Recent Tributes
Posted by gloria adams on April 9, 2021
Guy we miss you. Rest in peace Adams family.
Posted by C Hobson on April 7, 2021
So glad that we had a chance to chat, talk and catch up after fifteen years since you moved back to Chicago from L.A. It brought me much joy. I will miss you.
Posted by judy jenkins on March 30, 2021

Mr. Guy, The one thing, we had in common was travel, and now you, are off on your "FINAL", journey, which we all will have to make. Meeting you, through my brother "Bill", made you, my adopted brother, as I always teased you, so, continue on your travel, until we all meet again.

Judy Jenkins
Bill's sister
his Life

Acknowledgements




Antoine Turner, for the comfort you gave to him in the end


Millicent Smith and Angela Fitz, neighbors who always helped out on an ongoing basis  



PALLBEARERS IN SPIRITS

Loyall Wilson

Kenny Goss

Lenny Terrell

Morris Beeks




Obituary

Garrick Mandel Anders, affectionately known as “Guy” was born June 1, 1953 to 
Claretta and Glenn Anders.  He along with his two siblings, Patrice Anders and Glennetta Anders Grays were born and raised in Chicago Illinois.  Glennetta had one daughter, 
Nicole Grays.  His sister, Glennetta and mother and father, Claretta and Glenn Anders all preceded him in passing.

He was married twice to Sheila Anders and Arteria (Terry) Martin.  Sheila had a son before their marriage ,”Jeffrey”  that we all called Snoopy.  Terry had one son who was named after his grandfather, Glenn Alfred Anders.  Guy also had another child in California with
Lula Mae Rankin, a daughter named Bree Shay Maelia Anders. Bree had a daughter, 
Maelia Marie Taylor.

Guy attended school in Chicago and graduated from Dunbar Vocational High School.

Guy was gregarious, funny and he lived his life unapologetically on his own terms.  He loved playing chess and basketball with his friends, Lovise Jiles and Arjester (JR) Reed at Long Grove on 20th and Michigan.  

Guy loved Richard Pryor so much that he perfected and performed a pantomime routine at several clubs across Chicago’s southside.  His favorite pastime was stepping at the 50 Yard Line.

While living in California, Guy worked for Bullocks and MTA, the Metropolitan Transportation
Authority.  There he met many of his lifelong friends.  

Guy tried out for many game shows.  He made it on to three, Wheel of Fortune, 
$10,000 Pyramid, and Family Feud.  

Everyone that knew Guy would agree that HE DID IT HIS WAY!

Rest in Peace


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