Personal Service, Peace of Mind, Pleasant Memories

Annie Mae Fullwood

01/22/1925 - 02/23/2018

Viewing Information

A viewing will be held, Wednesday, February 28, 2018 at Metropolitan Funeral Service, Portsmouth Boulevard.

Service Information

A funeral service will be held, 11am, Thursday, March 1, 2018
First Baptist Church Taylorsville
2720 Turnpike Road Portsmouth VA

Interment Information

Greenlawn Memorial Gardens
3920 Airline Boulevard Portsmouth VA

Annie Mae Fullwood began her earthly sojourn on January 22, 1925, in Aulander, North Carolina. She was the eldest of five children born to the late David L. and Irene Lee Bazemore. She was preceded in death by three of her siblings: David Jr., Estelle B. Payton, and Jean W. Battle. In the early 1930's, her father relocated the family to Portsmouth, Virginia, in order for him to work in the Norfolk Naval Shipyard. She received her formal education in the Portsmouth Public School System. She was an honor graduate of I. C. Norcom High School - Class of June 1944, and the recipient of a college scholarship. However, she was unable to attend college due to the illness of her mother. She remained at home to care for her mother and rear her beloved niece, the late Deloris Annette Daughtry, whom she loved as if she were her own child. She was always willing to learn and be enlightened. She continuously broadened her horizon by becoming an avid reader. Annie Mae met the love of her life, the late Master Sergeant Howard Morgan Fullwood of Knoxville, TN, while working at both Bland and Capital Theaters. They later married in Portsmouth, VA, at the home of her parents on July 5, 1948, by the late Dr. Clayton Howard (C. H.) Jordan. God granted them fifty-two devoted years together. She considered her nieces, great nieces, and nephews and their children precious blessings from God. Annie Mae always encouraged and motivated them to reach higher and strive for better. She had a strong work ethic and excelled in the workforce. She was employed with Shared Hospital Services and Star Band. She was proficient in her duties and received several meritorious awards for her many years of faithful service. She retired after twenty-five years of dedicated service to care for her beloved great, great nephew DeShaun Daughtry. Annie Mae was a strong and faithful member of Third Baptist Church for over eighty-two years. At a very early age, she accepted Jesus Christ as her personal Lord and Savior. She was baptized in April 1936 by the late Dr. B. W. Dance, then Pastor of Third Baptist Church. Even as a child, she eagerly served, bestowing her skills and talents to various ministries of the church and community-at-large. She was a faithful woman as well as a great woman of faith who honored God by demonstrating complete trust and total reliance on Him. Her admiration for God was exemplified through her gifts and testimonies in ministry in various capacities under the tutelage of her beloved pastors Dr. Joe B. Fleming and the late Dr. C. H. Jordan. She was a faithful ardent member of the Shepherds and Shepherdesses, Loyal Workers Club, Sanctuary Choir, Amanda Battle (A.B.) Mason Missionary Circle, Lydia Club, Third Baptist Church Prayer Band, Feeding Hungry Ministry, Baptist Training Union (BTU) and Wednesday Night Bible Study and Prayer Meeting. Most notably, was the fifty plus years she served as a Children’s Sunday School Teacher. During her early years, she wrote monthly messages emphasizing encouragement and inspiration for the hopeless, yet demonstrating a Circle of Hope for younger women. In addition to serving her church family, she supported other organizations especially during the Christmas holidays, by distributing toys to children. “Oh how she loved her Pastors and Third Baptist Church family.” She served with a spirit of humility and unconditional love. Whatever projects her family, her pastor, and the great men and women of Third Baptist Church were working on, she was always in full support. She was a humble servant of God, whose innate purpose in life was to serve mankind. She devoted many years exemplifying this characteristic. She served as Past Worthy Matron of the Ever Ready Chapter 154 Order of Eastern Star Prince Hall, Children Fellowship, United Order of Tents: J.R. Giddings and Jollifee Union of Tents, and affiliated with the National Baptist Convention USA, Inc. She was soft spoken, loving, and determined with her eyes focused on the cross. Annie Mae or “Mae Doll” as she was affectionately known, demonstrated her unconditional love by her many sacrifices, teaching us to love and honor God, respect one another, and not to be judgmental; every deed whether it was positive or negative had a reason. She could often be heard giving thanks to God or reciting Psalm 100. We always thought she was Super Woman. She will forever be remembered for her heroic faith and her philanthropic giving. There was nothing she and her Jesus could not accomplish. She took pride in her appearance and felt we should always look our best. Her culinary talents were amazing. It is still a mystery how she would take ten cents worth of Top Ramen Noodles, chicken, and tomatoes, etc. and create the best chicken noodle soup on this side of heaven. With meager finances, she always created a wholesome home filled with love. Very quietly and peacefully on Friday, February 23, 2018, at 7:03AM the Almighty God in His infinite wisdom, mercy, and grace took His beloved Annie Mae gently by her hand and led her home...sweet comfort...sweet peace. The angels in Heaven are rejoicing. Today, a mighty hark the herald hallelujah celebration is taking place... with friends and loved ones who have gone on before, but they can't crown Him until we get there... JOY! Continuing in the experience of living to remember her love, devotion, and excellence are: her sister Eloise B. Hawk, Portsmouth, VA; four nieces: Debra A. Parker and Veronica Smooth both of Jacksonville, Fl, Cynthia Hawk of Portsmouth, VA and Rita Eley of Suffolk, VA; her beloved great nieces and nephews whom she considered to be her children: Muriel M. Daughtry of Portsmouth, VA; Sabrina J. Daughtry of Suffolk, VA, Robert M. Daughtry Jr. and Derrick M. Daughtry both of Portsmouth, VA; two devoted great great nephews DeShaun Daughtry of Richmond, VA and Da'Vaughnta Daughtry of Suitland, MD; and host of other nieces, nephews, cousins, in-laws, and friends.

Linda My deepest Sympathy goes out to the family, losing a love one in death is a very trying time. Please find comfort in knowing what the bible says about the opportunity of seeing our dear love ones again under the very best conditions @ Isaiah 25:8 . Please also go to JW.org for more encouragement from God's word for our dear love ones .
Posted: 3/3/2018
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DORITA L TURNER To my friend Sabrina Daughtry and her Family i would like to send my sincere prayers and condolences to you all during this difficult time. I pray that the Lord our God of comfort and peace will cover your hearts, soul, and mind during this time. Ms. Annie Mae was such a sweet woman, she was the same every time i saw her. She will be truly missed. Sabrina know i will keep you lifted in prayer. Love You, Rita T.
Posted: 3/1/2018
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Rita Johnson Sabrina and family I'd like to take this time to give my condolences. May God comfort you and your family during this time. The Bible tells us that "weeping will endure for the night but joy comes in the morning" Your morning has come just know your aunt is resting in the arms of the Lord, in good health,body and soul.Keep your head up love you, Rita J
Posted: 3/1/2018
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Miciah I'm very sorry for your loved one. You can find scriptural comfort at Revelation 21:3, 4.
Posted: 2/26/2018
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