Colonel Anna Amos

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Colonel Anna Amos (Ret.) COLUMBIA - Funeral services for Colonel (Ret.) Anna Amos will be held Saturday at 11:00 a.m. in the Bible Way Church of Atlas Road with entombment in the Greenlawn Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends Friday evening from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. at the Jannie R. Jackson Women's Center, 2527 Atlas Road, Columbia, SC. Viewing will be held today beginning at 2:00 p.m. at the Leevy's Funeral Home, Taylor Street Chapel. Born in Charleston, SC, she was the daughter of the late George Johnson and Louise Rowe Johnson. She graduated from Charleston High School and attended Baptist College (Charleston Southern University). She began her law enforcement career with the South Carolina Public Service Commission and in 1999 she made history by becoming the first female Lt. Colonel at the S. C. Department of Public Safety. She rose to the rank of Colonel and retired from the State Transport Police Department in 2008 to take a position with the U. S. Department of Transportation as the Director of the Office of Safety Programs. Surviving are her daughter, D'Ann Amos; a son, Daniel Amos; sisters, Betty (William) Kenny, Grace (Harold) Roach, Mildred Pease; brothers, George (Betty) Johnson, James (Jonetta) Johnson, Larry (Diane) Johnson; goddaughter, Jiya Bali McCray; her caregiver, Kaitlyn German; nieces; nephews; cousins; other loving relatives and friends. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the National Ovarian Cancer Coalition; www.ovarian.org/donate.php. Visit our guestbook at www.legacy.com/obituaries/ charleston

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Published in Charleston Post & Courier on Nov. 7, 2014
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