Augusta, Georgia-Mrs. Annie Walker Grider entered into rest Thursday, October 1, 2020.
Graveside services will be held Tuesday, October 6, 2020 at 11:00 a.m. at Hillcrest Memorial Park, 2700 Deans Bridge Road, Augusta, GA.
Public viewing will be Monday, October 5, 2020 2:00-6:00 p.m. at the mortuary.
Annie Walker Grider, affectingly known as “Ann”, was born on August 7, 1946 to the late Thomas Walker Sr. and Alice Hannah Walker. She was preceded in death in 2018 by her loving brother, Thomas F. Walker, III.
Ann was a graduate of Lucy Craft Laney High School where she took pride in being an active member of the Alumni Class of 1964. Shortly after graduating from high school, she went to work at Paine College in Augusta. During the next few years, she moved to Texas, then to Germany before starting her career with the Federal Government. In 1985, Ann worked at Fort McPherson in the Atlanta area for several years. Once she was ready to return home, she went to work at Dwight D. Eisenhower Army Medical Center in Fort Gordon, GA. Ann retired after 28 years of service from the Federal Government in 2010. Ann gave her life to Christ at an early age at Bethel A.M.E. Church in Augusta, Georgia. She later joined Mt. Calvary Baptist Church, where she continued to serve until going home to be with the Lord. During her membership at Mt. Calvary, she held many roles. She served as the Assistant Church Clerk for over 20 years, where her voice could be heard every Sunday as she worked untiredly to assist with various church affairs. As a dedicated member, she was the first face that new members would see to receive a warm welcome after joining the church. She provided the acknowledgements on behalf of the bereaved families during homegoing services. Ann also was Secretary of the Steering Committee for the Annual Church Anniversary Services. She had a beautiful alto voice as she was a faithful member of the Sanctuary and Senior Choirs. Along with all of the busy roles that she held at Mt. Calvary, Ann was still able to find time to serve in her community. She volunteered as the financial secretary at Lucy Craft Laney Museum, and was the secretary of The Friends of Jessye Norman School of Music in Augusta, GA. Ann was also a devoted member of The Augusta Area Cultural Society, and of the Antioch Women’s Noonday Bible Study Class. Ann was well-known as the friendly “Avon lady” for over 20 years, and neighborhood Mary Kay Consultant for over 10 years. Ann always had a kind word for others. She had a special way of speaking her mind and loving on you at the same time. Ann had a unique gift from God to always offer words of encouragement to others in helping to turn situations around. Her desire for everyone was to know and experience a personal relationship with the LORD. She loved her family and kept them close and connected. She was a great friend and a good listener. Most of all, Ann was the best mother to her children, Maurice and LaTashia. Ann leaves to cherish her memory two devoted children, Maurice Sams, and LaTashia Thomas, whom she loved and adored; her loving brother, Robert Lee Walker, one loving sister Margaret W. Black; two grandsons, Rico and Tremaine, two great-grandsons; a special niece/daughter, Sonyette Walker-Joseph (Lawrence); special nephew, Jeffrey Black, and a host of nieces, great-nieces, nephews, great-nephews, and several other family members and friends.
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