Annie Dean Williams

Published 12:08 am Saturday, January 7, 2012

Annie Dean Williams

Annie Dean Williams passed away on December 28, 2011.  Funeral services will be held on Saturday, January 7, 2012 at 11 a.m. at Union Missionary Baptist Church in Brundidge with Pastor Alonzo Daniels officiating.  Interment will follow in Lakeview Cemetery in Brundidge under the direction of George F. Grubbs Funeral Home of Troy.

Annie was born to the late Alonzo Gibson and Renner Johnson on April 27, 1933, in Pike County.  After doing some traveling along the East coast and residing in cities like New York and living twenty-seven years in Miami, she returned home to Pike County in 1987.  She was a dedicated member of Union Missionary Baptist Church where she served as an usher.  “Ms. Annie” was a much loved and well respected resident of the Brundidge Community.

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Annie was preceded in death by both her parents; her foster mother, Mattie Grace Green; her brother, Samuel Johnson (Wilese); her sister, Callie Murphy; her son, Billy Griffin; and grandson, Diego Mays (LaKisha).

To honor her memory Annie leaves her daughter, Wyndell Smith; her son, Jeffery Gibson, Sr.; her sister, Maureen Scisney; foster sister, Loretta Seright (R.C.); and best friend, Verdell Nelson.

Annie would say she did not have a nickname until the birth of her first grandchild.  That nickname was “DeeBee.”  DeeBee’s grandchildren are, Crezonzo Mays II (Deronia), Farrell Mays, Sr., Quentin Gibson, Sr., Demetrius Gibson, Antionette Andrews, Jackie Elmore, Wyndell Gibson, Jeffery Gibson, Jr., and Cedric L. Woods (adopted). Also, Kisha Mays, NaKeima Jordan, and Deronia Mays, who were also like her own grandchildren.  They will cherish her memory as well.  She loved and treated them like they were her own children and for that they will be forever grateful.  They will continue to keep her memory alive for her eighteen great-grandchildren and the great-grandchildren who have yet to come.  Annie also leaves behind nieces, nephews, goddaughters, godsons, and friends.