HAMILTON - Annie Lee Jamison Alvin, 91, died on Saturday, November 2, 2013, at Hamilton Continuing Care Center, Hamilton.
Born in Orangeburg County, S.C., Annie attended the local public school system and at an early age joined the Cedar Grove Baptist Church in Norway, S.C. She married Gary Alvin Sr. and this union was blessed with two sons. In 1944, the family relocated to Trenton. Annie soon joined Macedonia Baptist Church under the pastorate of the late Rev. James A. Killingsworth, and shortly thereafter she became a member of the Gospel Chorus. From 1986 -1988, she served with the Trustee Board and Missionary Circle and was active in the Sunday School. She sang faithfully with the Killingsworth Choir until her health prevented her from serving. She sang with the White Robes Gospel Chorus during the 1960s at area churches. Annie was employed at Skillman Hospital in Princeton as a cook and retired after several years. She later did domestic work for a private family. She enjoyed driving her General Motors
cars and sometimes putting the pedal to the metal.
In July 1975, Annie was acknowledged as a 20 year member of the I.F.A. & A.M. Masons and Order of Eastern Star. In 1982, Annie was acknowledged as a 20 year member of Lady Princess Ellen No.136 and Lady Ruth No.12 Order of Eastern Star. She enjoyed cooking for holiday occasions and attending family barbecues or any event involving food. Her presence will be missed by everyone at family events.
She was predeceased by her husband of 56 years, Gary Alvin Sr., a son, Jerry Alvin, one grandson, Victor Alvin, her parents, Henry and Lumisha Jamison, three brothers, Samuel Jamison, Herman Parlor, Leroy Parlor and two sisters, Martha Usery and Maggie Lou Parlor. She leaves to cherish her memory, one son, Gary Jr. (Eleanor) of Trenton; a sister, Louise Wright, of Trenton, 10 grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren, five great-great-grandchildren, one sister–in-law, Bernice Hopkins of Orangeburg, S.C. and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends, including the staff at Hamilton Continuing Care Center, Hamilton.
Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Friday at Macedonia Baptist Church, 1300 Greenwood Ave. with Pastor Keith A. Marshall officiating. Calling hours are from 11 a.m. until time of services at the church. Interment at Greenwood Cemetery, Hamilton. Arrangements are by Anderson Funeral Service.