TARBORO, NC – Anne Haskins Tucker, 95, formerly of Ahoskie, passed away on Wednesday, January 13, 2021 at The Fountains of the Albemarle in Tarboro, NC.
Mrs. Tucker was born on January 14, 1925 to Robert Haskins and Sallie Zehmer Haskins in Dinwiddie County, VA. Anne married a local young man as he returned home from World War II. She loved spending time with time with family, especially if a meal or watermelon was involved. Anne was a devoted servant to her community and church. She was never one to stay busy and learn something new. She was one of the first staff at Roanoke Chowan Technical Institute (now Community College), rising through the ranks to serve as Registrar and Financial Aide Officer. After retirement, she sold real estate. She and her husband, Tommy, Sr., moved to The Fountains of the Albemarle in their later years, where they celebrated their 75th wedding anniversary and where she played bridge, introduced herself and visited with every resident.
Along with her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Thomas T. Tucker, Sr., and son, Michael Tucker.
Anne is survived by two sons, Thomas T. Tucker Jr. and wife Judy of Greenville, NC, and R. Marshall Tucker and wife Tina of Wilmington, NC; a daughter, Lucie Tucker Bosi and husband Jim of Nashville, TN; two granddaughters, Kathryn Tucker Thurston and husband Douglas of Herndon, VA, and Kelly Tucker Hylton and husband David of Wake Forest, NC; three grandsons, Jimmy Bryant and wife Erin of Nashville, TN, Michael Tucker of Honolulu, Hawaii, and Steven Tucker of Wilmington, NC; great-granddaughter, Hilary Thurston of Herndon, VA; and four great-grandsons, Tucker Thurston of Fairfax, VA, Andrew Hylton of Wake Forest, NC, Tyler Hylton of Wake Forest, NC, and Connor Bryant of Nashville, TN.
A graveside worship service for the family will be held on Sunday, January 17, 2021 at 1:00 pm in the garth at St. Thomas Parish, with The Rev. Jeff Douglas officiating.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Thomas Episcopal Church, PO Box 263, Ahoskie, NC 27910 or online by clicking here
Garrett-Sykes Funeral Service – Ahoskie Chapel is handling the arrangements for the Tucker family and online condolences can be directed to the family by visiting www.garrettsykesfs.com.
MY FEELINGS ARE EXTREMELY LATE! I HAVE HAD ANNE ON MY MIND FOR A LONG TIME. I CALLED THE ALBERMALE THIS YEAR. I ASKED FOR ANNE TUCKER. I WAS TOLD HER NAME WASN’T LISTED. I HAVE HAD ANNE ON MY MIND SO LONG. I COULDN’T GET ANY INFORMATION UNTIL I RENEWED MY SUBSCRIPTION FOR THE NEWS HERALD. UPON RENEWAL, I ASKED THE PERSON TO HELP ME FIND OUT SOMETHING ABOUT ANNE. SHE DID BY A RETURNED PHONE CALL. I AM JUST NOW READING WHAT I FELT IN MY HEART . ANN SOLD ME MY FIRST HOUSE IN COLERAIN. SHE HELPED ME FIND AID FOR A YOUNG GIRL WITH A LARGE FAMILY IN NEED. I KNOW NOW THAT ANNE IS WITH OUR LORD JESUS CHRIST. I AM SO SORRY FOR YOUR LOSS AS WE AS HUMAN BEINGS BUT SHE IS WHOLE NOW! WITH LOVE AND SYMPATHY!!! ANN MITCHELL LADD
I remember Anne from many years ago at Roanoke Chowan technical Institute. She was such a nice lady and everyone there liked her. Good people like Anne make our world a better place.
Sorry to hear about the loss of your mother.
Lucie, Tommy & Marshall your mom was such a sweet lady always having a smile on her face & so kind to all. Sending hugs & prayers to comfort you in your loss.
Tommy, Judy and family, my thoughts and prayers are with all of you doing this trying time. I always enjoyed taking my Mom to get her hair done and listening to your Mom and mine telling their stories. They kept me in stitches.
I know she will be missed but she has gone home to be with her family, friends and her Lord. ♥️
Mrs Tucker was such a special. Lady I worked for her while attending Communty College. She was a lovely person. Sympathy for your loss.
Lucy, I am so sorry to hear of your Mom’s passing. You are so blessed to have had her well into your 60’s. Their generation sure knew how to raise appreciative and respectful children. My thoughts and prayers are with you all during this time.
This is very sad news. She always was involved in everything at St. Thomas and I recall her warmth, humor and bright outlook so clearly. I just never remember her being, acting or seeming old. Maybe that was her secret to longevity. The last time I remember running into her was at Mizelle’s pharmacy. She disapproved of my referencing my father as “Pharaoh”, too disrespectful, but not so much that she didn’t laugh. She’ll be missed by everyone who knew her.
Lucie so sorry to hear of your loss. You and your family will be in my thoughts and prayers