Martha Dawn Anderson

Martha Dawn Anderson

November 13, 2022, 82, Goldsboro –

Martha Dawn Anderson, 82, passed away on November 13, 2022. Born in Vancouver, B.C. Canada on February 5, 1940, Dawn was the daughter of the late Mary Isabelle McNaughton Peck and John William Peck. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her brother, John Douglas “Doug” Peck, and nephew, Davie Peck.

Studying at Victoria University in Victoria, BC Canada, Dawn was awarded a degree in Medical Laboratory Technology from Royal Jubilee Hospital in 1961. Following graduation, Dawn worked in the TB Lab as a Lab technician at Montreal General Hospital until 1962. After moving to Goldsboro, she continued employment for 16 years at Seymour Johnson Air Force Base Hospital in the Microbiology Department from 1986 – 2002. Upon retirement from Seymour Johnson, Dawn earned her Real Estate License and continued employment from 2006 to 2010 as a realtor with Houser Associates.

Marrying Wilbur Elmo “Andy” Anderson on February 17, 1962, in Victoria, BC Canada, the two formed a happy home in which they raised their three children. As a member of Saulston United Methodist Church, Dawn faithfully served her Lord as Praise and Worship Leader, a chorister in the choir, children’s choir director, and a Sunday school teacher. Dedicated to the ministries within the church, she utilized the gifts she had been given to offer praise back to her Lord.

Around the home, Dawn enjoyed being one with nature as she planted and cared for many beautiful flowers in her garden. Gifted at nurturing plants, just as she was at nurturing people, she had the ability to make anything thrive. Finding time to explore beyond her home was a deep passion of Dawn’s, as she looked forward to every opportunity to travel and see the beauty of creation.

Maintaining an active role in her community, Dawn served as a member of the Military Officers Association of America as well as the Wayne County Republican Party.

The family will receive friends on Thursday, November 17, 2022, from 6:00 – 7:00 p.m. at Saulston United Methodist Church followed by a service to celebrate Dawn’s life at 7:00 p.m. in the sanctuary with Pastor Howard James officiating. Interment will be at 12:00 noon on Friday, November 18, 2022, in the Eastern Carolina State Veterans Cemetery.

Dawn is survived by her husband, Wilbur Elmo “Andy” Anderson; children, Douglas Arrington Anderson and husband, Robert Massengill, John Michael Anderson and wife, Charlotte Anne, and Paul Wilbur Anderson and partner, Jay Villeneuve; grandchildren, Cody James Anderson and Elizabeth Anne Anderson; and a nephew, Bryan Peck and wife, Patti and their children, Sia, Leo, and Ruby. She is also survived by her special friend and caregiver, Daniel Dudley.

In lieu of flowers, please consider a gift in her memory to her favorite charity
Rehoboth Ministries, Inc. c/o Pritchard and Dana Adams
P.O. Box 8222
Fayetteville, NC 28311

Services are entrusted to Seymour Funeral Home and Cremation Service. Online condolences may be sent to the family at