OBITUARY

Annette Marie Dean

October 15, 1937August 31, 2016
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On August 31, 2016, Annette Marie Dean passed from her earthly temple to join the chorus of Heaven before the Throne of God. Annette’s body had grown tired, but her trust in Jesus, her Savior, had grown stronger. Annette was born on October 15, 1937, in California. She was married to John Dean, who was a member of the armed forces. Due to John’s military service, the family lived in various places over the years. Annette finally settled in Lufkin, Texas and lived here for 31 years. Annette loved her God, her family and friends, her pups, British television (or British anything), and a good joke. She was, perhaps, better known in the Angelina County area as “Miss Annie,” the writer and host of the Christian Radio spot “Merry Medicine.” (“A merry heart maketh like a medicine, and it’s your heart God’s talking about.”) She treasured those years and enjoyed meeting friends of the show. Annette was preceded in death by her parents, Roland and Jorna Hellman and Hugh and Marie Elbert, as well as by her brother, Hughie Elbert, her grandmother, Irene Hellman, and her great-grandchild, LNF. She is survived by: siblings, David, Karen and Larry; six children, Warren, Todd, Sophia, Crystal, John and Phillip; fourteen grandchildren, Re’ Anne, Melissa, Leslie, Jennifer, Derek, Matthew, Kryton, Justin, Glenn, Kasey, Rachel, Jules, Rebekah, and Conrad; twelve great grandchildren, Kinlee, Addison, Brycen, Karlie, Kole, Scarlett, Grayson, Canyon, Emerson, Selah, Caroline, and Gavin; and four step great grandchildren. A memorial service will be held at Gipson Funeral Home (1515 South Chestnut in Lufkin) this Saturday, September 3, 2016 at 11:30 a.m. Condolences may be offered at www.gipsonfuneralhome.com Services have been placed in the trust of Gipson Funeral Home.

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  • Memorial Service

    Saturday, September 3, 2016

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Jan Luce

September 5, 2016

Sorry to hear my old friend has passed. I know heaven gained a good servant. Rest well my friend.

Tim Swanson

September 2, 2016

I was on KSWP radio with her from time to time. She was a brilliant and inspirational woman. And a great friend. Always loving. Always funny.
She will be missed.

Elizabeth Copes

September 2, 2016

Annie was on the radio and that's how I met her and began a 35 year friendship that changed my life forever. She was a great supporter of the 700 Club and would call them anytime someone needed prayer. But the ones that she counted on for prayer were the cloistered Dominican nuns of the Monastery of the Infant Jesus, 1501 Lotus Lane, Lufkin. I'm sure she would be delighted with any memorials sent to either of those or any animal advocacy group such as Winnie Berry.
Love and miss you dearly, Annie,

Nicky Evans

September 1, 2016

She was my best friend in the senior year of Marin catholic high school. We reconnected during the 50 year reunion year (2005) and have been very close to each other 's hearts ever since. Her death leaves a big hole in my life - no more long phone calls about mysteries, our CAtholic faith stories and other stories a little more steamy. I know that when I go through the pearly gates , she will be there with a big hug for me. Love, Nicky Evans

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