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Friday, December 19, 2014

Annie Skipper

Annie Lee Spake Martin Skipper
December 1, 1917 - November 29, 2014
Annie Lee Spake Martin Skipper went to her heavenly home on Saturday, November 29, at her residence in Myrtle Beach, SC, where she had been residing with her daughters and hospice care after having congestive heart failure on September 3.

Annie Lee was born December 1, 1917, in Gaston County, NC, to Javie Price and Fred Bernard Spake along with 13 siblings. Preceding her in death were her beloved husbands, Willie Ambrose Martin (24 years) and Woodrow Wilson Skipper (50 years), as well as siblings, Mason Paler Spake, Susie Belle Gordon, Mabel Juanita Kiser, Elmer Guy Climber, Margie Climer, Alice Morris, Pauline and Paulette Climber, Albert Lee Climer, and Harold Climer. She is survived by her brother, Fred Alexander Spake (FL), and her sister Peggy Climer Ryan (TX), and her two daughters, Delores Jordan Mullis (Char) and Kay Martin Liner (Sam) (Salisbury). She had four grandchildren, Denise Masci (Vittorio, Italy), Michael Jordan (Myrtle Beach, SC), Jay Jordan (FL), LeAnn Liner Wood (Gerald) (Salisbury, NC), and three great-grandchildren, Taylor, Trent, and Tara Wood (Salisbury). She will be remembered and greatly missed by all who loved her dearly.

She loved music and made her own as she cooked and danced around the kitchen joyfully serving others. She loved playing "Skip-Bo" with her family and friends, and feeding anyone who happened by. For many years, she was an active member of University Hills Baptist Church where she faithfully helped cook Wednesday nigh suppers making her homemade biscuits and enjoying singing in the senior choir. For the past five years, she has attneded Socastee Baptist Church (Myrtle Beach), Central Church of God (Charlotte), and Gold Hill Wesleyan Church as she alternated staying with her daughters. She was educated in Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools and worked in Wilson Junior High and Derita Elementary Schools' cafeterias, retiring with 25 years of service in 1980.

Visitation with family and friends will be Thursday, December 4, at University Hills Baptist Church, 1500 Suther Road, Charlotte, NC 28213 at 12:30 pm followed by the funeral at 1:30 pm with Rev. Coye Still and Rev. Mike Toney officiating. Burial will follow at Sharon Memorial Gardens in Charlotte with Rev. Ron Martin officiating. In lieu of flowers, donations in her memory can be made to University Hills Baptist Church Building Fund.

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