Annie Mae Thompson born March 11, 1944 passed peacefully in her Savannah home at the age of 71 in the early morning of Friday, April 24, 2015 after a long illness. “Mrs. Annie” as she was affectionately called, was born in Gifford, South Carolina to the late Warren Thompson and the late Alene Thompson Hill. From their union, her parents had one son, Freeman and one daughter, Annie Mae. Annie’s family moved to Savannah where she met and married her best friend James Ward Jr., on October 25, 1963. From this union they had three children Johnny, Eric, and Mary (Melinda).
She did secretarial work, but her greatest work that she truly loved was teaching Bible truths and taking great care of her family. She dedicated her life to serving Jehovah and was baptized May 21, 1971 along with her husband. She became a full time preacher during that time and did the thing she loved most for 31 years. For those that know Annie she truly enjoyed the evangelizing work. She made sure she imparted a scriptural thought to all that she came in contact with and would be an encouraging hope for all. Annie enjoyed sewing too and taught many others to sew.
Annie is survived by her loving husband, James Ward Jr. (Savannah Ga.) Eldest son, Johnny (Janet) Ward (Brunswick, Ga.) Doting daughter, Mary Melinda Ward (Savannah, Ga.) preceded her in death her middle son, Eric Christopher Ward (Savannah, Ga). One brother, Freeman (Sandra) Thompson (Savannah, Ga.). First cousin, Ms. Deborah Gerrard-Allen (Ken) (Savannah, Ga) who was just like a sister to her. One granddaughter, Johnna Marie Ward. A host of adopted sons, daughters, nephews, nieces, cousins and friends from all over the world.
A memorial service will be Sunday, May 3, 2015 at 4:00pm, Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses 630 East Henry St. Savannah, Ga. 31404. Officiated by Bobby Marcus.
Arrangements are handled by Families First Funeral Care and Cremation Center.
Thanks to ALL friends and family who have been a strong pillar of friendship (Proverbs 18:24), love and support during this tough time not only for our immediate family and friends but our extended families.
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