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Memphis Funeral Home

5599 Poplar Ave, Memphis, TN

OBITUARY

Anna Mae Woods

November 24, 1920January 19, 2020

Anna Mae Woods was born on November 24, 1920 in Stilwell, Oklahoma and passed away on January 19, 2020 in Knoxville, Tennessee.

Services

  • Visitation Monday, January 27, 2020
  • Graveside Service Monday, January 27, 2020

Memories

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Patty Wilson

January 24, 2020

In reflecting on the life of Aunt Ann, an important theme shines through, which is the consistency of her love in action. She may have just been the best customer that Hallmark Cards ever had! Whatever the holiday, Aunt Ann sent a card. During those crazy, busy years of raising a child while working full time, Aunt Ann's timely cards would arrive before any major or minor holiday. She was better than a calendar in that way. I knew ahead of time when to wear green for St. Patrick's Day to avoid getting pinched. She never missed a birthday or anniversary. Another illustration of her faithfulness to family was that she made sure to show-up for all important events. When I think about it, Aunt Ann was always there. She made the effort to arrange to come to graduations, weddings, funerals, etc. This is an important lesson to learn from Aunt Ann in our fast-paced lifestyle. She kept her sense of humor throughout her long life. She was the last of that great generation for our family and will be missed.

Bob, Pam, Danny, & Ashley Fason & Overstreet Families

January 23, 2020


It has been such a blessing to have loved her & been loved by her! We cherish the memories we have of Aunt Ann. Her sense of humor is what we will remember most about her. Aunt Ann’s laughter & smile were contagious. She had a knack for decorating for every holiday, even May Day! Many of our holidays were spent with her & Joanne. Our family’s favorite holiday meal is cornish hens & brown rice dressing. No one will ever make those dishes as yummy as she did. She truly loved Christmas. She took so much joy in all of the festivities-decorating, cooking, wrapping, giving, & opening gifts. We will always smile when we think about her love of tablecloths & matching bathroom sets. She had quite a collection! Although she will be missed deeply, we’re so grateful for the hope we have in Jesus to see her again one day.

Carol Sutherland

January 23, 2020

Yes, she absolutely was a unique person....very warm and loving, eager for a good chat on just about anything sprinkled with many chuckles and good-natured kidding. And those Cornish game hens for Thanksgiving dinners---a must---along with the cranberry relish--tasty, tasty. We visited many times on the phone---I'm such a long distance away---always good things to say.

We can also honor her memory as the longest living member of the family---99---incredible to think about the many things she saw in her lifetime.

She will not be forgotten, for sure. Rest in peace, Aunt Anna Mae, with your beloved husband, your sister Gladys and all of your brothers: Tom, Jack, Bill and Joe.

Sherri Justice

January 23, 2020

We Love Anna here at NHC. It will not be the same around here, she's always so funny. We will truly miss seeing you and Jo Ann around here .
Love and Prayers for peace of mind for your family, Sherri

Margaret Meshberger

January 22, 2020

I have many fond memories of Anna during her 8 + years at NCH. Through good health and bad health , good days and bad days, ups and downs, it was an absolute pleasure to take care of Anna.
Please believe me when I say I will never walk past her apartment and not think of her. It has been a sad few days just getting used to Anna not being there.
Rest in Paradise Anna. ❤️

Joanne, you are not just Anna’s family, you are our friend. We will miss you coming and going at NHC. If you are ever out our way, please stop in and say hello.,

Sincere condolences to your entire family, on the loss of a wonderful lady.

Patty Wilson

January 22, 2020

Aunt Ann was a homemaker extraordinaire. Her sense of style was unmatched, whether it was a table setting or Christmas decorations. She was a fabulous cook, known for her mouth-watering Cornish hens and other delicacies. Aunt Ann's cranberry/orange relish makes an appearance every year on my holiday table. She and my mom enjoyed each other's company on the many occasions when they came to the farm for a visit. Their laughter from the kitchen still sounds in my memories.