Annie Cornelia Holden Waters, beloved daughter of the late Homer Justice and Isabelle Holden, was born on April 30, 1934, in Withams, Virginia. She departed this life on December 11, 2018, at her residence in New Church, Virginia.
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Annie was educated in the public schools of Accomack County. In March 1959, she became a member of St. Mark United Methodist Church. At St. Mark, she served as a communion steward and was a member of the Senior Choir. In later years, St. Mark’s congregation merged with Friendship United Methodist Church [now New Beginnings United Methodist Church], and Annie continued to worship there.
On March 28, 1959, she was united in holy matrimony to Granvel Estee Waters. They shared fifty-two years together until his death on April 30, 2011. “Mom,” “Grandmom,” or “Ms. Ann,” as she was affectionately known, was the nicest person you ever met, but she would still tell you how she felt.
Annie loved to cook for her family, and they truly enjoyed her food and the fellowship at the many family dinners. Her specialties included: homemade sweet potato biscuits and dumplings, which were her son’s favorites.
In addition to her mother, Annie was preceded in death by her husband; brother, Sewell Holden; and sister, Aldora Matthews.
She leaves to cherish her memories: her son, Barry Waters (Yvette King) of Salisbury, MD; six grandchildren, Andrew (Krystal) Johnson, Nickole Johnson, Tanisha Moore, Ramon Waters, Jamarr Waters, and Laketa Waters; eleven great-grandchildren; three sisters-in-law; and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends.