We are here today to honor and give much respect to Lorenzo Anderson. Better known too many as "Blue".\n \n Lorenzo Anderson, "Blue", was born in Norfolk, Virginia on May 15, 1914. He was the first born of three children to Malcolm and Maudina Anderson. His siblings, who are deceased, were Charles Anderson and Dorothy Woodard, both of Norfolk, Virginia and stepbrother Bobby Anderson, of Cambridge, Maryland.\n \n Blue, along with his mother, Charles and Dorothy later moved to Harlem in New York City. While there, Blue enlisted into the United States Army serving during World War II.\n \n After he was discharged from the military he returned to New York and met Bloyce Poole. From this union a son, Lorenzo Anderson, Jr. was born.\n \n In the early 1950's, Blue established "Frank's Soda and Seltzer." He was the first and only Native American Indian to have a company that distributed soda and seltzer to all of Harlem, which ran from West of 155th Street to East of 110th Street.\n \n During the late 1950's and early 1960's, he transferred the business to friend and move to Cambridge following his father, Malcolm. His father had several businesses in the area, but Blue had business ventures of his own. He became the first Native American Indian in Cambridge to own a taxi service known to local residents as Blue's Taxi. Other business ventures in Cambridge include grocery stores, bar and restaurant.\n \n Blue met and married the late Mildred __________ Anderson. He loved many things, to name a few, his immediate and extended family and friends, his cars and definitely his independence.\n \n He is survived by his son, Lorenzo Anderson Jr.; daughter in-law, Jeanette Anderson; sister in-law, Louise Anderson; grandchildren, Shavon and Lorenzo Anderson; great grandchildren, Je'Tiya and Michael Royster and Nya Anderson.\n \n The family would like to extend special thanks to Sharon Banks for her 15 years and Vanessa Warner serving as home attendants for Blue. Thanks also to the Nurses and staff of Mallard Bay Nursing Home. Your professionalism and courtesy are highly recognized and appreciated.\n \n Blue, you have lived your life beyond unexpected years and you have livedit to the fullest. You will be deeply missed but always loved. May youreternal life be just as joyous as the one you had here on Earth.\n \n Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, Dec. 22, 2009 11am Waugh Chapel United Methodist Church 425 High St Cambridge, MD with a viewing one hour prior to the services only. Interment in Bethel Cemetery.