SALTILLO - Annie Mae Hester Sudduth, 83, died Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2012, at Gilmore Memorial Hospital in Amory. She was born on Jan. 31, 1929, in Pontotoc County to Alvis and Ollie Mae Shempert Hester. She married Billy Francis Sudduth and they made their home in the Tupelo area where she worked as a seamstress in the garment industry, attended Grace Memorial Baptist Church and raised a family. She was a very good cook and enjoyed preparing meals for her family. Her greatest joy in life was her children and grandchildren.
A celebration of life service will be at 2 p.m. Thursday in the Tupelo Chapel of Holland Funeral Directors with Bro. Joey Holcomb officiating. Private burial will follow in White Zion Cemetery. Holland Funeral Directors is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include her son, Jimmy F. Sudduth (Lora) of Lake Piomingo; one sister, Dot Griffin of Houlka; four grandchildren, Tim Sudduth of Tupelo, Mickey Sudduth (Jennifer) of Lake Piomingo, Donald Sudduth (Rebecca) of Tupelo and Sue Brunty (Demian) of New Carlisle, Ind.; 11 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild; and a host of nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; one son, Donald Lynn Sudduth; three brothers, Alton, Ottis and Willis Sudduth; and very close friend, Mary Hester.
Pallbearers will be Tim Sudduth, Mickey Sudduth, Donald Sudduth, Tommy Sudduth Jr., Chris Sanchez and James Tate.
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today and from 1 p.m. to service time Thursday.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the Alzheimer's Association, Mississippi Chapter, 1900 Dunbarton Drive, Suite 1, Jackson, MS 39216.
Wednesday, February 22, 2012
Remembering Mrs. Annie Mae Sudduth