Lynn Anderson Funeral Arrangements Announced
A public visitation and funeral for singer Lynn Anderson will take place this week in Nashville. The 67-year-old “(I Never Promised You a) Rose Garden” singer died on Thursday (July 30) in Nashville after suffering a heart attack. She'd been battling pneumonia.
Visitation is set for Tuesday night (Aug. 4) from 5-8PM. The next day, a funeral will be held at 11AM. Both will occur at the Woodlawn-Roesch-Patton Funeral Home and Memorial Park in Nashville, the same place the late George Jones and several other country stars are buried.
Anyone thinking of sending flowers is asked to send roses, as Anderson, the 1971 CMA Female Vocalist of the Year, "had an affinity for roses." However, several charities are named should any fans or friends prefer to send money. The Proverbs 12:10 Animal Rescue, Stray Hearts Animal Shelter and the Careity Foundation were the legend's chosen charities, in addition to Semper Fi Fund of Oceanside, Calif.
In addition to her CMA honor in 1971, Anderson also won two ACM Female Vocalist of the Year Awards and a Grammy for Best Country Vocal Performance, Female in 1971. She notched a dozen No. 1 hits and became the first female country singer to headline and sell out Madison Square Garden. “(I Never Promised You a) Rose Garden” and “Ride, Ride, Ride” were two of her signature songs. Anderson recorded music and remained active until her death. Since the CMA Music Festival began in 1972, she’d missed only one.
Anderson’s final release was a gospel album called Bridges. It was released in June.
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