the Southern University System Family and Community:
Southern University System family extends our deepest condolences to Johnny G.
Anderson, former Chairman of the SU System Board of Supervisors. On
yesterday, Sonja Pullen Anderson and Jonathan Anderson, the wife and son of
Johnny Anderson passed away. The untimely death of both Sonja and Jonathan has
saddened the hearts of all throughout the
Southern University System family and the Baton Rouge, St. Landry, and
Alexandria communities. We will continue to uplift the Pullen / Anderson
family in prayer. Moments ago Mr. Anderson released the following
son Jonah and I want to thank the community for their prayers and the
incredible expression of support in our grief stricken dawn following
yesterday's tragedy. We also want to thank the emergency responders, doctors
and nurses who worked to save my wife, Sonja, and our son, Jonathan. Sonja was
the light of my life. Her world was filled with caring for our two-year old
twin boys Jonathan and Jonah. Her actions yesterday were a true testament to a
mother's love. Jonathan was a happy and outgoing little boy with unlimited
potential. While my heart is broken, I will lean on my faith in God and
devote myself fully to the care of our son Jonah. We ask for continued prayers
and privacy during this difficult time."
arrangements have not been made at this time. We will promptly relay
information once received.
are committed to supporting the needs of the Anderson family during their time
of bereavement. Our system family will remain prayerful," said Interim
President, Kassie Freeman.