Jean Anderson

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Jean (McKlin) Anderson, 76, of Boonton Township, NJ, entered eternal rest on Monday, May 27, 2024, at home surrounded by her family.

Jean was born to Arthur J. and Melvina (McCullough) McKlin in Morristown, NJ on July 6, 1947. She attended the Boonton Township public school system and graduated from Boonton High School in 1965.

Jean was a lifelong member of the Mount Zion Baptist Church in Boonton Township. Following in the footsteps of her mother, Melvina and her stepfather, Louis C. Hutchinson, Jean was an active member of Mount Zion Baptist Church. She joined under the pastorate of the late Rev. Owen W. Rogers, who was the Sr. Pastor, and under the supervision of First Lady Odessa Rogers for over 43 years. She heard the word of God being preached at an early age at Mount Zion and confessed Jesus Christ as her personal Lord and Savior, was baptized, and became a full pledged member. 

Jean remained faithful to the commitment of the church. She loved to sing and was singing since the age of 6 in the Rose Bud Choir under the direction of Sis. Rosie Violet Foote-Foster. Jean was a member of the Junior, Young Adult, Voices of Zion and the Combined Choirs. She also was an active member of the Sunday School, Junior and Senior Usher Board, Jr. Missionaries, Hospitality Ministry, the Dr. Robert O. Stafford Scholarship Ministry where she served as Treasurer, and was Chairperson of the Trustee Ministry.


Jean retired after working over 30 years for Westinghouse Electric of Bloomfield, Prudential Insurance of Roseland, and IBM.


Jean was predeceased by her parents, Arthur J. McKlin and Melvina Hutchinson; stepfather, Louis Hutchinson; siblings, Samuel McKlin, Louise Beatty, Gertrude Ramsey, and Betty Wallace.

Jean is survived by her cherished sons, Keith Anderson and his wife, Joey Lynn of Manchester; and Jayson Anderson and his fiancée, Audrey Davis of Montclair; brother-in-law, Alfred Wallace; sister-in-law, Minnie McKlin; many nieces and nephews, great-nieces and nephews; neighbors and friends.

“Cast your burden on the Lord, and He will sustain you; He will never allow the righteous to be shaken.” (Psalms 55:22 HCSB)


A Celebration of Jean’s Life will be held on Saturday, June 15th at 12:00 Noon at Mount Zion Baptist Church, 4 Church Road, Boonton Township, NJ. Arrangements are by the Codey & Mackey Funeral Home of Boonton, NJ. To share condolences with the family, please visit


Celebration of Life

12:00 pm
Saturday, June 15, 2024
Mount Zion Baptist Church
4 Church Road
Boonton, New Jersey, United States
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