Annette E. Williams Whitted
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CONCORD - Annette E. Williams Whitted, 78, of 240 Branchview Drive NE, Concord, passed away Thursday, Aug. 7, 2014 at the Tucker Hospice House, Kannapolis.
Born Oct. 6, 1935 in Mocksville, she was the daughter of the late Otis L. Williams and Mary A. Hosch Williams. Educated in the public schools of Davie County, she was a graduate of Davie County Training School. The first in her family to go to college, she enrolled at Livingstone College in Salisbury and completed her Bachelor of Arts degree in education in three and a half years, graduating in 1957. She was honored as a Golden Grad in 2007.
She furthered her educational pursuits at New York University and Hunter College of New York, N.Y. She was dedicated to educating young minds and retired from the New Rochelle School System in New Rochelle, N.Y. in 1990.
She was joined in holy matrimony in 1957 to the Rev. Dr. Andrew E. Whitted. They enjoyed 57 years together working in the life of the AME Zion Church. She was actively involved in the activities of each pastorate they served.
Her involvement in her husband's ministry allowed her to travel to many areas nationally and internationally. Much of her work was done in the overseas missions, especially in Jamaica. She was active in the Women's Home and Overseas Missionary Society (WHOMS) and served as General Secretary of the Bureau of Overseas Supply from 1995-2003. She was also a Christian educator. Upon retiring, she returned to North Carolina and continued her work.
She was a member of Miller's Chapel AME Zion Church, Salisbury. Recently, she joined Price Memorial AME Zion Church, Concord. She was a Life Member of the National Alumni Association of Livingstone College, a member of the Salisbury-Rowan-Davie Alumni Association, Life Member of the NAACP and a member of the Democratic Women and Senior Democrats.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a sister, Ophelia White.
Left to cherish fond and loving memories is her husband, Rev. Dr. Andrew E. Whitted of the home; devoted sister, Novella (Richard) Synder of Salisbury; uncle, James Hosch of Mocksville; brother-in-law, Frederick O. Whitted of Fayetteville; sisters-in-law, Lula B. White of Piscataway, N.J., Exie L. Mitchell of Charlotte and Sarah (John) Spells of Ridgewood, Tex.; a special niece, Evelyn G. Robertson of Whiteville; and a host of other nieces and nephews, other relatives and friends.
Memorial Service: Tuesday, Aug. 12, 2014 at 2 p.m. at Price Memorial AME Zion Church, 192 Spring Street, SW, Concord. The visitation will be from 1:30-2 p.m. at the church. All other times, the family will be at the home on Branchview Drive.
Memorials:In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to: The Andrew and Annette Whitted Scholarship Fund, c/o Livingstone College, 701 W. Monroe Street, Salisbury, NC 28144 and Hood Theological Seminary, 1810 Lutheran Synod Drive, Salisbury, NC 28144.
Online condolences may be sent to: firstname.lastname@example.org. Mitchell & Fair Funeral Service, Salisbury, NC is serving the Whitted family.
Mitchell & Fair Funeral Service
418 S Craige St Salisbury, NC 28144
Published in Salisbury Post on Aug. 10, 2014