Annie B. White Thomas

April 18, 2009


Annie B. Thomas

Aulander – Annie B. White Thomas, 95, of the 900 block of NC Hwy 561 West, died Saturday, April 18, 2009, at Sentara Leigh Hospital, Norfolk, VA.

Mrs. Thomas was born in Bertie County, a daughter of the late Jordan Albert and Sarah Ann Butler White. She was a member of St. John‚??s Baptist Church where she was a member of the W.M.U. and taught Sunday school for many years. She was retired as a hairdresser and seamstress. Annie B. was the widow of Lee Anderson Thomas.

Left to cherish her memory is a niece, Merilyn Taylor; and a nephew, James W. White, who she raised; grand nieces and nephews, Billy, Edie, Anne and Tom and numerous other nieces, nephews, and grand nieces and nephews.

A graveside celebration of life service will be conducted at 1:00 p.m. on Tuesday, April 21, 2009, at Highland Memorial Gardens, with the Rev. Woody Copeland officiating. The family will receive friends at Garrett-Jones Funeral Home from 7:00 until 8:30 p.m. on Monday, and other times at the home of Billy and Stacey Taylor.

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Donald "Donnie" Shores
14 years ago

Merilyn, I am very sorry about Ms. Annie. Remember I talked to you and Ms. Annie at BoJangle in Ahoskie one afternoon? That was the last time I saw her. She was in good spirit and enjoying her meal while I was talking with her. I was told in Wal Mart by a friend that she had been in the hospital due to a fall in her home and was in the nursing home. I just found out about Ms. Annie’s death while looking at the News Herald on the internet while at home. Her husband used to work on my dad’s lawn mowers for many years. Merilyn, you have took good care of her and taking her to places for her enjoyment. I thought she was doing great for her age. I will remember you and your family in my prayer. God Bless. ~Donald Shores,, my webpage:

Donna Zelinsky
14 years ago

Merilyn, we are all so sorry about Annie B. and will pray for all of you during this hurtful time. Take care and we will see you soon. Love Donna Z. and your co-workers.