KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT)-- Samuel Anderson was a 4 year old battling cancer for nearly his whole life. On November 4th Samuel lost his battle with cancer. We were invited to the funeral and learn more about this amazing little boy.
His parents says, "We feel blessed that out of all the millions of people that God could have picked from he picked us to be Samuel's parents. He gave us 4 and a half beautiful years and he gave him the best mama that anybody for ever wish for."
Even in their time of need, the Anderson's thought of others at the funeral dealing with Samuel's passing. They say that it's the power of God that will get them through.
"Well our faith in the Lord is getting us through and God has given us a peace that only he could do. We really feel like we need to be comforting the other people here instead of them comforting us"
Roy Anderson spoke for his family saying, "He passed away in his mama's hands and I thought how in the world could he have passed away any other way because he never left her hands"
He was buried with a lock of his mother's hair which was something he relied on as comfort. Now they hope he find comfort with the Lord.
Roy tearfully said, "He would probably be playing with the Lord's hair twisting it around and saying would you please take care of my mama to make sure she is okay. He loved his mama and he had the best mama."
The family remembers the wonderful traits that Samuel had and how his memory will live on. His mother said "He was a singer. He sang a lot and he loved other people even when he was so sick"
The love that Samuel had for others was seen even when he was suffering. Now that love is reciprocated back to the Andersons as they explain the out pour of love from the community.
"Somebody put some money into an account to help pay for his funeral and we don't even know who they are. But thank you for doing it because it was exactly what we needed"
Also, the family wanted to say something to you, the viewers.
"We love you all. We thank you all and you can continue to pray for healing for my children, my wife and myself too. We miss him dearly but we're thankful for the time we had with him.
Samuel's service was at Temple Baptist Church in Fountain City. He was the youngest of 8 children and was born on May 2, 2006.