Mother Annie M. DuBose was born September 29, 1935, to Willie Williams, Sr., and Eddie Mae Singleton in Leary, GA. She attended Cansler and Green School and was a graduate of the 1952 Class of Austin High School.
She enjoyed cooking and feeding people, baking cakes and cookies, puzzles, sewing, and working in her garden with flowers. She never met a stranger, she loved people, and people loved her.
She became a member of Patton Street C.O.G. at an early age under Bishop Jesse E. Evans.
She was a faithful member of Cherry Street C.O.G. (Patton Street C.O.G.) most of her life and was always willing to serve in any capacity.
She sang in the choir for more than 40 years, Young Adults Ministry, Willing Workers, Missionary group, Kitchen Committee, crafts for Vacation Bible School, Secretary for Sick Committee, Program Chairperson H.Y.P.U., Program Chairperson for Southeastern District, and National Usher Board. She was a Mother of the Cherry Street C.O.G., appointed by Pastor Glenn, and the current President of the Mother Board. She was always willing to assist with Baptism as well as preparing Communion.
Her occupations consisted of the Dietary department at The Chest Disease Hospital, U.T. Hospital, and Fulton HS. She retired from Standard Knitting Mills/Delta Apparel after more than 30 years as an Inspector/Auditor. After she retired, she did community work as a Senior Aide for the Empty Stocking Fund and Foster Grandparents Program, where she enjoyed working with kids.
She is preceded in death by her parents, Willie and Eddie Mae Williams, Sr.; brother, Willie Williams Jr.; husband; Ernest L. DuBose; son; Vincent L. DuBose; nephew, James DuBose and brother-in-law, William Rodgers
Left to cherish her memories are daughters, Pamela L. DuBose Garner and Andrea M. DuBose; grandchildren, Ezell F. III, Angela L., and Jonathan Garner; Sister; Roxie V. Rodgers; sister-in-law, Ernestine Williams; nephews, Gregory (Nanette) Rodgers, Sr., Victor (Yolanda) Rodgers, niece, Natalia (Bishop Kevin A.) Perry; great-nephews, Gregory (CiCi) Rodgers, Jr., Lareke Moore; great-niece, Nakevia Perry; and a host of other relatives and friends.
Saturday, June 11, 2022, family will receive friends from from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Cherry Street Church of God Sanctified, 729 S. Cherry Street, Knoxville, TN. Social distancing and face coverings are required. A service to follow Elder Eric Satterfield is the eulogist. Entombment will follow at Highland Memorial Cemetery (Sutherland Avenue entrance) where a white dove release will conclude the service. Flowers may be delivered to the church the morning of the service. Professional arrangements entrusted to Patton Funeral Home, Brian L. Buckmon 1-800-824-8283 or www.pattonfuneralhome1962.com