Annie Bell Simmons-Bolling, 82, of East Palatka, Florida was born on Thursday, May 19, 1938 to Algie J. Simmons and Annie Mae Franklin in Hastings, Florida. She married Hilbert Van Bolling and after his demise, later became engaged to Clem (Bip) Shorter, Jr. Annie was a seasonal farmer for thirty plus years. She was also employed with Dominex for 10 years. Annie enjoyed playing cards and was known to be “The Queen of Spades”. She loved gardening, fishing, cooking, being a grandmother and nurturing individuals in the community. Mrs. Annie Bell Bolling always looked out for everyone in the community before herself. She fed, clothed, and housed those in need. If you needed transportation, you knew just who to ask. If you needed a plate, you knew just who to ask. If you needed a shelter from the rain, you knew just where to go. If you need extra funds because your bills were past due, you knew just who to ask. If you needed only a listening ear, you knew just who to talk to. A woman of a multitude of leadership characteristics, the ultimate people’s person Mrs. Annie Bell Bolling. She was a member of Mt. Olive A.M.E church of East Palatka, FL. On Thursday, October 8, 2020, Mrs. Annie Bell Bolling transitioned into the sunset of life at U.F. Shands of Gainesville.
In addition to her parents and husband, Annie was preceded in eternal rest by her finace, Clem “Bip” Shorter; brothers, Algie “Bo” Simmons, Jr., Eddie Simmons, Isiah “Skeeter” Simmons; sisters, Frannie Simmons – Brown, Rosa Lee Simmons-Curry, Deloris Simmons – Lucas, and Ruth Simmons.
She leaves to cherish her many memories: children, Terry Bolling, Lamont T. Bolling, Sr., Andre Lee Mack, Altamese Lee Simmons, Mary Ann Johns, Lorraine Bolling; siblings, Wealthy Murrell – Simmons, Grace Simmons; and a host of grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces, nephews, and extended family .
The viewing will be 6:00p.m. – 7:00p.m. Friday, October 16, 2020 at Unity of God’s Manna Ministries, Rev. Donald & Angela Dallas – Johnson, Pastors. The graveside service will be 12:00p.m. Saturday, October 17, 2020 in Pattersonville Cemetery, East Palatka, FL.
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