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Annamike Jean Tucker Holloway, 80, of Grant Town, was born April 20, 1937 to the late Jesse and Annie Tucker, the only girl of five siblings.
She attended Grays Flat Elementary School. Anna was one of the first African-Americans that integrated and graduated from Fairview High School in 1955. She attended Dunbar High School where she was a cheerleader, met her high school football sweetheart and husband of 31 years. She was united in holy matrimony to the late, George J. Holloway, Sr. on Aug. 4, 1956, and to this union was born two sons, George James Jr., Tod Wayne, and one daughter, Suzanne Marie.
At an early age, she confessed Christ and was baptized in Paw Paw Creek, Mount Beulah Baptist Church in Grant Town. She was a longtime faithful member, serving as a trustee, deaconess, active member of the Usher Ministry, and oversaw the Culinary Ministry at Mount Beulah. She was employed by Hills Department Store and retired from Alcan Aluminum. She enjoyed going to church, bowling, cooking, traveling, family and friends. As quiet as it is kept, she got a kick out of the casino and lottery.
Anna leaves to cherish and reflect her memory, her siblings, Lawrence (Evelyn) Tucker, Grant Town, and Elizabeth Roach, Bronx, New York; her loving children, George Holloway, Jr., Grant Town, Suzanne Smith, Atlanta, Georgia and Tod Holloway, Morgantown; her grandchildren, Georganna, Charles Joel and Tierra Smith, Haley, Ashley and Sydney Holloway, Mackenzie Strope; her goddaughter, LaShawna Norman; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law; several nieces, nephews, cousins and a host of family and friends.
The family would like to give special recognition to her Mount Beulah Church family; her classmates, including Charlotte Meade and Vera Johnson; her co-workers; her neighbors, Genevieve Labota and the McGills; and caregivers Min. Charlotte Moody and Monica Akers.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her brothers, Lloyd, Malcolm and James Tucker; her nephews, Stephen Holloway, Michael Armstead Jesse Tucker; and one niece, Annie Linear.
Annamike Jean Tucker Holloway returned to be with her Lord on Monday (Feb. 26, 2018). She came to touch our lives in so many ways and her sweet spirit still surrounds us.
Friends may call from 4-7 p.m. Sunday at the Mount Beulah Baptist Church in Grant Town. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday at the church with the Rev. Wesley Q. Dobbs officiating. Burial will follow at Shinnston Memorial Cemetery.
Arrangements have been entrusted to the JG Lampkin Funeral Home.
Published on March 1, 2018
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