OBITUARY

Lucretia G Anderton

June 13, 1936June 19, 2020
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Lucretia G. Anderton, age 84, of Birmingham, Alabama passed away on Friday June 19, 2020. Lucretia was born June 13, 1936 to Gaeton Eugene and Rose Lucretia Giattina. She is preceded death by her parents, and her brother, Gaeton Eugene (Tom) Giattina, Jr. She is survived by her daughters, Theresa Anderton Kraus, Dana Anderton Guthrie (Marc); and Christine Anderton Griffiths (Chester); grandchildren, John Austin Guthrie (Haley), Michele Lee Guthrie, Morgan Elizabeth Kraus, Lucius Christopher Guthrie (Blair), Mitchell James Kraus, Chester Henry Griffiths, Charley Dana Griffiths; cousin Mary Jo Nicastro; and a loving extended family.

Lucretia graduated from Ensley High School in Birmingham, AL and Birmingham Southern College, where she earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Physical Education. She worked as a P.E. teacher and later as a secretary. She was a member of Zeta Tau Alpha Sorority. Lucretia was a lifelong parishioner at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church. She always enjoyed her time with family and friends. She loved music, dance, and the arts. Her favorite game was playing Bingo! She was also very proud of her Italian-Catholic heritage.

The family would like to thank the staff and administrators at Greenbriar At the Altamont and the nurses, PAs and Physicians at UAB Hospital for the love and amazing care during this time.

A visitation for Lucretia will be held Monday, July 6, 2020 from 1:00-2:00 CT at Johns-Ridout's Mortuary-Elmwood Chapel, 800 Dennison Ave SW, Birmingham, AL 35211. The funeral service will occur Monday, July 6, 2020 at 2:00 CT at 800 Dennison Ave Sw, Birmingham, AL 35211. A burial will occur at Elmwood Cemetery following the service.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to St. Joseph Catholic Church at 3020 Ave K. Birmingham, AL 35218 or UAB-Help Researchers find a cure for COVID19 https://www.uab.edu/fightcovid19/give Please include the "IN Memory" section for Lucretia Anderton, with notification to theresakraus201@hotmail.com .

Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.johnsridoutselmwoodchapel.com for the Anderton family. Her service will be live-streamed on Facebook. Please like our page at the link below to be notified when the service begins.

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Christine Bayles

July 5, 2020

Lucretia was a joy. I enjoyed working with her for many years. We both loved lipstick, and would often chat about our favorite colors. We became like family! She’ll surely be missed.

Carolyn Edge

July 3, 2020

Lu was a beautiful sorority sister, friend. Everyone loved her
Carolyn Edge

Berdie Giattina

July 2, 2020

Lu, we always have cherished the times you visited your brother and our children when they were young. We also loved the times you came to visit us with your girls at the beach. It was very special to have you and your daughters at the wedding of Mara and Susanne. It was part of the Giattina family. Thank You Berdie

David Rizzo

June 28, 2020

Thoughts and prayers to the family. Hoping all your wonderful memories and pictures carry you through this difficult time. ❤🙏

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