He was also the father of Dora Lambert, who married John Thomas Anderson–a cook in Minnie Lacy’s boarding house. In his later years at the college, he worked with William Paige as a janitor in Cushing Hall, and served as Head Deacon at Mercy Seat Baptist Church. John and Dora had seven children: William (b. 1918), John H. (b. 1919), Catherine (b. 1925), Elsie (b. 1928), Edward (b. 1933), Louise (b. 1931), and Dorothy (b. 1934). His daughter Catherine married Lester Stokes, who worked in the college gym washing uniforms. Catherine and Lester’s sons, James, Alton, and Rudolph, also went on to work at the college. Specifically, Rudolph did yard maintenance at H-SC in the late 1950s/early 1960s following the infamous school closings in Farmville. Members of this wonderful family still reside in the Mercy Seat community. John and Dora Anderson are buried in the Mercy Seat Baptist Church cemetery.