On Wednesday, November 13, 2019 at 9:30pm God called His Angel home. Annie Vessitte Freeman affectionately known as “Pretty” was the only child of the late Lucille Stephenson and Samuel James, Sr. Growing up in Mitchell County, Baconton Georgia is where she was educated. Annie married Elzie Washington in 1947 and from this union they were blessed with four children. Mrs. Annie then met the love of her life Allen Jack Freeman, Sr., and out this union they were blessed with ten children. In 1970 they decided to relocate and move the family from Altheimer, Arkansas to Duquesne, Pennsylvania to be closer to her mother and other children. After residing in Duquesne for many years, the family relocated to McKeesport, Pennsylvania where they continued to raise their family. Annie was preceded in death by her husband Allen in 1987. Annie continued to reside in McKeesport for about 25 additional years, until she relocated to Homestead, Pennsylvania along with her granddaughter Amber, whom she reared. Annie and the family are well known and loved by many in both communities; Also, she was loved by many from the Second Baptist Senior Apartments, where she last resided.
Annie received Christ and was baptized at an early age due to the Godly Upbringing of her mother. She became a member of Bethlehem Temple early in life and was adamant about her children knowing the Lord. She eventually joined Christ Soul Saving Station in Duquesne under the leadership of the late Reverend Raymond C. Carter, Sr. In 2018 she joined the Macedonia Missionary Baptist Church under the leadership of Pastor Archie D. Perrin, Jr. Unable to attend church services due to declining health, she enjoyed visits from her Pastor.
Annie was a wonderful wife and loving mother. She worked as a nanny for Jordan Banana for over 6 years, Certified Cook for the AIU & worked diligently in the Housekeeping Department at Kennywood Amusement Park for 14 years. Annie was very passionate about taking care of her family even while working long hours. She made sure they were well taken care of regardless of the sacrifices she had to make. Annie gave so much of herself even to others because of her compassionate nature. She was a blessing and touched the lives of so many in a special way. She was also a mother to others and was loved by all.
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