Obituary of Annie Mae Agee
ANNIE MAE WOODSON AGEE A Time to Be Born ... Annie Mae Woodson Agee was born into this life on September 18, 1928 as one of fourteen children of Jake and, Sarah Booker Woodson. She was baptized and received Christ at an early age and though she attended many churches- in Richmond where she has resided for most of her life, she always considered Petersville Baptist Church her home church. She is preceded from this life by her parents and by eleven of her siblings. Gone home before her are sisters, Edith Dorothy, Thelma, twin Ruby" twins Mary and Martha and brothers, Arthur, Emmett, Jake, Lucious, and George: A Time to Love. . . In May 1944, Annie Mae was joined in Holy Matrimony to Johnnie L. Agee, Sr. From that union they had four children Seal, Queen, Johnnie and Eva. A Time to Live ... And live she did,' for 81 years. "Granny", as she was affectionately called by her children, grandchildren nieces and nephews wi!l: be sorely missed. She started her earthly labors at an early age. When she and her sisters came to Richmond in the early part of her life, it was said that Richmond had never, even seen a group of such pretty women and all from the same family. Annie Mae started working at Otto's Inn located at 314 N, 2nd Street and worked' there for almost twenty years at the time when Second Street was the mecca for African- American gatherings. If her story is to be told,she was the single, driving force for the success of Otto's during those days. She had a smile that would light up the world and a personality that attracted people for miles around. When Pete "li! Pete" Gregnini sold Otto's to new management, she continued to work in a place that by that time had become a large part of her life. By the time she left and with over 20 years of service, she said she was still only 29 years old. She later went to Skull and Bones,and soon found herself at st. Marv's, Bon Secour Hospital working in their employee/visitor's cafeteria, She thought of herself as the unofficial greeter for everyone who entered the doors of the cafeteria. She retired from st. Mary's in 1988 as a cashier. Annie Mae, after retirement became a full time grandmother to many. She took on babysitting for friends and oftentimes ended up with children whose parents were really unable to pay for child care. Some of those children still came back to see her. On January 17,1997, when her health began to fail she went on kidney dialysis where she remained for 13 years. She lostmany of the friends she made there and was often saddened by that. She often remarked and recently recounted that everyone who had started dialysis with her had either died or left for other centers. When the center where she started underwent several name changes, she was also glad at the fact that many of the personnel remained the same. She loved Trevino "vino" Williams, Ruth Smith, Grace Owens, Maelene Simmons; Alnisa Davis of DaVita Dabney Dialysis, Jose Orencia and Thomas Powell (now of American Access). She knew that even though she was a little cantankerous sometimes, the staff at DaVita prolonged her life and allowed her to enjoy the fifth qeneration of her family .. .She recently made plans to stay at dialysis all day so that she could "talk" to Doctor Moffatt. She lived her life' vicariously throuqh him, by recounting all his travels to her family Her latest joy was the two new additions to her family, Serenity and Kennedy. It gave her the biggest thrill when Serenity came to visit, climbed into bed with her and forced her to taste the piece of candy she was licking on at the time. Serenity would say, "Here Granny, take it, take it". And Granny loved hearing how fat and pretty, new little Kennedy's jaws were. It was our contention that Kennedy has Agee jaws and looked just like her great-grandmother. A Time to Die ... In the early morning hours of Saturday, January 16, 2010, God in his infinite wisdom saw the need to dispatch HIS Angels to relieve Annie Mae from the sickness and toils of this world and deliver HIS child back into the bosom of her creator. A Time to Mourn ... With sadness in our hearts, Granny leaves to mourn her passing, daughters, Annie Agee (Daniel Felton), Queen Miller, and Eva Agee; son, Johnnie L. Agee, Jr.; eight grandchildren, devoted: William Miller, Christa Agee Wright, Johnnie Agee, III, Toland Agee, Anthony (Shiris) and Sherwin Felton, Lynette Smith (husband Daynon) and Airrion Curtis Agee, loving, faithful and devoted; eighteen great-grandchildren; one great-great grandson; two sisters, Eloise Fowler and Pearl Cooper; three sisters in law; Marian, Beulah, and Catherine "Peachie" Woodson; a host of nieces and nephews among them a niece Jean Brown, whom Granny has promised to have a switch waiting when they meet again, also a faithful niece and her husband, Edith and Isaac Murray who reside in Louisville, KY; three friends whom she loved dearly and who loved her; Mrs. Mickey Burnette, Mrs. Carolyn P. Johnson and Mrs. Martha Peay.
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