Mrs. Annie Laura Maddox, a lifelong resident of Buford, GA, was born August 1, 1917, and made her spiritual transition on January 28, 2019, at the age of 101. She was the fourth of eight children born to the late Mr. and Mrs. John Montgomery (Addie Lockhart). She was preceded in death by the love of her life Vernon (Tang) Maddox Sr. in 1999 after 61 years of marriage. Annie was also preceded in death by Louise Norman (Roy) of Connecticut; Margie Sanders (Swain) of Georgia; Frances Dunahoo (Willie) of Buford; Marian King (Larry)of Georgia; Henry Montgomery (Lucrecia) of Alabama and daughter-in-law Mae Selma Maddox and three grandchildren; Christopher, Andy and Carl Maddox of Atlanta

She leaves to cherish her memory; Ophelia Waters, wife of the Late Will Waters(brother-in-law) and Luvenia (Mae Mae) Montgomery wife of the late Harold Montgomery(brother)

She was a working mother, employed by Dr. Harry Hutchins, Buford Memorial Hospital, and the Tannery Row Shoe Company making shoes for the military. She retired from Georgia Boot located in Flowery Branch, GA, totaling over 60 years of work history.

She was a devoted member of the Union Baptist Church where she sang in the choir and served on the mother’s board and was honored as the oldest member of the church on several occasions. She loved to crochet and each of her children owns a handmade quilt crocheted with love from Mother. She also loved to sing and watch old movies.

She leaves to cherish her memory and legacy five devoted children: Vernon Maddox Jr (Sherry)of Buford, GA; Baxter Maddox Sr. (Mary) of Atlanta, GA; John A. Maddox Sr (Emily) of Buford, GA; Betty Maddox of Buford, GA and Bishop Don Maddox (Sheryl) of Douglasville, GA; and a host of Grandchildren, Great grandchildren, nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. The family would like to make mention of a few special friends; Sunya Peebles, Ethel Grier, Rita Parks & Lori Parks of Buford, all of whom made her 101 years of life a joy.

Crowell Brothers Funeral Home, 201 Morningside Drive, Buford GA 30518

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