"Sunset," it said. "5-28-14."
That was the morning her eighth-grade language arts teacher and cheerleader coach,
"I wrote 'Sunset' because I believe she was an angel," said Katavia, 14.
She added musical notes to the design because Anderson loved to dance, she said. She drew a crown above the "S" in "Sunset" "because she would always say, 'I'm the queen,' " Katavia said with a smile.
Katavia wore pink slippers and a pink top to school in remembrance of Anderson, while classmate
"I will miss her love and her respect for me," Katavia said.
"I will miss her sense of humor," said Trey, "and how she made everybody smile even though she wasn't feeling well."
Friend and colleague
Anderson was a native of
"She loved teaching, and she loved the students, there and wherever she'd taught,"
Although the couple couldn't have children because of her condition, "she was a mother to thousands" through her teaching,
Even former students who are now grownups with children continued to call her,
She wanted everyone to know that she died peacefully surrounded by her loving family, Williams said.
She wanted her students to "give their best" on end-of-grade testing, and she said she wished she could be there with them.
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