We are deeply sorry for your loss - the staff at Hills Funeral Home
On Wednesday, June 8, 2022 God took back His angel our beloved Annie Lee Thomas. She was a patient at the Hospice Morrison Manor in Laurinburg, North Carolina, where they cared for her in love and great experience. Annie just celebrated her 77th birthday on June 1, 2022.
Annie Lee was born in Rowland, NC; a town she loved dearly her entire life. Living in a home passed down to her from a loving generation. In that home she was raised and lived her entire life; over the years caring for many past loved ones in that same home. Annie Lee Thomas was the daughter of the late Mr. Mack Alford and the late Mrs. Flora Bell Stafford-Alford. Her birthmother was the late Mrs. Annie Mae Johnson, who passed the same day, giving birth to her and her twin sister. They were raised in constant love by her father, grandmother, aunts and uncles.
Annie Lee accepted Christ into her life as her savior at an early age. She was a lifetime member at Cedar Grove Methodist Church that later became New Hope United Methodist Church in Rowland, NC. She enjoyed each service and fellowship with her brothers and sisters in Christ. She graduated in 1964 from Southside High School and kept in touch over the years with her classmates.
Annie was a hard working woman. She worked over 50 years at several places, South of the Border, Converse, and Quickie to name a few. Each place she worked she became a star employee and made friends to last a lifetime. She was a provider for so many. She retired about ten years ago and dedicated herself to her family and community.
Annie Lee married her late husband Samuel Thomas in 1985. They met at South of the Border, he was cook and she a waitress. They were married eight years until his death. They shared many laughs and good times.
Annie Lee is survived by her wonderful stepmother Ella Alford, of Rowland, NC, who cared for her over the years by cooking and loving on her. Their relationship was extremely special. She is survived by her amazing aunt Elois McCallum who she spoke with daily and spent quality time with when possible; her beautiful niece, Tina Goodwine, of Raleigh, NC; her good looking great-nephew as she called him, Jaxson Goodwine of Raleigh, NC; her godson Pete Graham, Rowland, NC that spent time daily caring for her for years.; Special cousins Sue and Ted Johnson, Sara Jane and Warren Purcell, Brenda Ford, Beatrice McCallum Belin and Carean Neal; her incredible neighbors who cared for her daily during her illness, Michelle and Shonda. She had a special relationship with many cousins and family and friends near and far that she loved dearly.