Annie Cornelius Brown Roberts
a Canton native, departed this life to be with her Lord on Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2013. Annie was the daughter of the late Louie and Lillie Hewitt. She was one of eight siblings. She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles F. Roberts, three brothers, James Moore, Minister Daniel Hewitt and Billy Cook & one sister, Shirley Anne Hewitt- Smith.
Annie worked in various retail industries in Canton, Ohio. After she and her husband moved to Atlanta 40 years ago, she worked in secretarial & administrative assistance positions with a variety of Atlanta City government and nonprofit agencies. Annie was a Notary Public in Fulton County in Ga. Annie demonstrated a lifelong love for both formal and informal learning. She was a consistently loving and loyal to her family and friends. Annie was a strong and vocal advocate for social and economic justice.
Annie leaves to cherish and celebrate her life and memory a sister, Agnes Townsend-Hewitt (James) of Canton, Ohio; brothers, Dr. Robert Hewitt (Nicole) of Chambersburg, Pa. and Quentin Hewitt of Massillon, Ohio; nephew, Clennon Vasser (Kathy) of N.C.; and a host of other nieces and nephews, uncles, and sister-in-laws.
Her Home Going Service was held on Feb. 1, 2013 at the Thornton Funeral Home, Atlanta, Ga.
Published in The Repository on Feb. 17, 2013