Obituaries for Saturday, Feb. 9, 2002
ANNIE MAE WILLIAMS
Retired sales associate of JCPenney
Services for Annie Mae Williams will be held Tuesday at 1 p.m. at the New Cannan Missionary Baptist Church in Meridian. The Rev. Stanley J. Coleman is the pastor and will be officiating the service. Berry and Gardner Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Mrs. Williams, 50, of Meridian, was born Annie Mae Mayhan on Jan. 22, 1952, in Shubuta to the late Lula Mae Hollingsworth and L.T. Mayhan. She attended Shirley Owens in Quitman and later attended Harris in Meridian. She graduated from Meridian High School. After 24 years of dutiful service to JCPenney Department Store, she retired in 1998.
Mrs. Williams joined New Cannan Baptist Church under the leadership of Pastor Matthew Jenkins and has faithfully rendered her service there until her health would no longer permit so. Very active in her community, Mrs. Williams was a Habitat for Humanity volunteer and dedicated member of the Horizon's Christian Fellowship Organization.
This devoted "Mama," "Pammaw," "Teetee," "Annie," sister, church member and very special friend to many, many people from all walks of life will be missed dearly.
She leaves to cherish her loving memory two children, Charles Demetrius Williams Sr.(Jackie Granger) and Angelia Michelle Williams, both of Meridian; four grandchildren, that she adored, Tashee Williams (13), Charles Williams Jr. (7), Charleston Williams (3) and Taylor Andrianna Williams (2), all of Meridian; three sisters, Lee Moore of Meridian, Vira Grace and Jaisy Jordan, both of Pachuta; four brothers, Ernest McFarland Jr. (Odell Cole) of Meridian, Jimmy McFarland, Sacramento, Calif., Herthur Jordan, Jr. (Annie Sherwood) of Bay Springs and Andre Jordan (P.J.) of Indianapolis; her loving devoted soul mate and friend, James Stewart, along with a close-knit group of nieces, nephews, cousins, church members and very, very special friends.
She loved the Lord Jesus Christ with all her heart, gave her life to Christ at an early age and had a light of her own that shined bright as the stars in the sky. Very organized, thorough and more than anything else, always concerned more for others than herself, she left this handwritten note on a small piece of stationary. "Meechie and Angie remember I will always be with you'll because I love both of you so much. I love and care for all of my grandchildren. I hope they will grow up to be something very special in their lifetime. Tell Stewart, Lee, Jr., Jimmy, Kim, Kiara, Jasmine and everyone that is very special to me that I will always cherish and love them very much. Also Pastor Coleman and my church family."
And to you dear lady: We miss you so much… your smile, your hugs, your cooking, your friendship and our conversations… but we know that God loves you more! We will see you again someday.
Visitation and viewing will be Monday 7 p.m.-8 p.m. at the funeral home and Tuesday one hour prior to the service at the church.
ROSA LEE WEBB JENNINGS
Director of activities
HERNANDO Services for Rosa Lee Webb Jennings will be held today at 10 a.m. at Hernando Methodist Church. Burial will be in Pleasant Grove Cemetery in Sardis with Hernando Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
Mrs. Jennings, 61, of Southaven, died Thursday, Feb. 7, 2002, in her home.
Survivors include her husband, Claude Cameron Jennings Jr. of Southaven; a daughter, Lydia Claire Jennings of Germantown, Tenn.; sons, Claude Cameron Jennings III of Horn Lake and Ralph Webb Jennings of Starkville; sister, Faye Webb Tabor of Columbus; and one grandchild.
The family requests memorials be made to Hernando United Methodist Church.
GLORY DEAN ROBINSON
Retired from Burlington
QUITMAN Services for Glory Dean Robinson will be held today at 1 p.m. at Wright's Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Richard Gooch officiating. Burial will be in Odd Fellows Cemetery.
Mrs. Robinson, 50, of Meridian, died Thursday, Feb. 7, 2002, at Baptist South in Montgomery, Ala.
Survivors include her husband, Wayne Robinson of Quitman; sons, Robbie Bowman of Meridian and Jay Ivey of Quitman; stepson, Eddie Robinson of Meridian; daughters, Sondra Bowman Clark of Montgomery, Ala., and LaJena Pierre of Quitman; stepdaughter, Anita Bond of Meridian; a brother, Bill Allen of Quitman; three sisters, Relda Holifield of Quitman, Diane Bowman of Meridian and Elaine Tucker of Quitman; special cousin, Karon Ivey of Quitman; a special friend, Dawn Johnston of Enterprise; and 15 grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Robert Edward Allen and Jeanie Jenkins; two sisters, Bobbie Jean Shotwell and Betty Lou Lee.
Pallbearers will be Joe Bowman, Chris Tucker, Kevin Holifield, Steven Tucker, Lamar Rich and Bob Allen.
ADDIE B. WHITE
Retired selective service clerk
YORK, Ala. Services for Addie B. White will be held today at 2 p.m. at Livingston Presbyterian Church with the Rev. Sandra Price officiating. Burial will be in Myrtlewood Cemetery. Bumpers Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Ms. White, 99, of Livingston, died Friday, Feb. 8, 2002, at Brookwood Hospital in Birmingham.
Survivors include several nieces and nephews.
The family requests memorials be made to Livingston Presbyterian Church, P.O. Box MM, Livingston, AL 35470.
JOHN ROBERT SMITH
Mutual Savings insurance salesman
BUTLER, Ala. Graveside services for John Robert Smith will be held Monday at 2 p.m. at Resthaven Memorial Gardens. Bumpers Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Mr. Smith, 79, of Meridian, died Friday, Feb. 8, 2002, at South Central Regional Medical Center in Laurel.
Survivors include a son, Paul Lucas Smith of Butler.