Mrs. Anne Davis McAllister Cyrus, 62 passed away on May 6, 2015 at her home surrounded by her loving family.
A service to celebrate Anne’s life will be held 2 p.m Tuesday, May 12 at Epworth United Methodist Church with Rev. Wayne Allen officiating. The family will receive friends Monday evening from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m at Epworth UMC. Burial will be at Lutheran Church of the Holy Trinity Cemetery in Mt. Pleasant.
Anne was born to Jimmy Lee and Lettie Davis McAllister in Cabarrus County on December 8, 1952. After graduating from Mt. Pleasant High School in 1971, she went on to work for several years as a medical secretary and CNA at Charlotte Memorial Hospital. In 1981, Anne graduated from Cabarrus School of Nursing as a Registered Nurse. Throughout the ‘80s and early ‘90s Anne worked as an R.N. on the Cardiac Care Unit at Charlotte Memorial Hospital and on the Cardiac Intensive Care Unit at NorthEast Medical Center in Concord. In more recent years, she was employed by the Cabarrus Health Alliance as an R.N. at R. Brown McAllister Elementary School and the Glenn Center in Concord. Anne had also worked with Hospice of Cabarrus County and with home health care agencies in Mecklenburg, Cabarrus, and Rowan counties.
Above all else, Anne was a devoted wife and proud mother whose Christian example made her house a true home. She was a faithful member of Epworth UMC in Concord where she enjoyed singing in the church choir for over thirty years.
In addition to her parents, Anne is preceded in death by her grandparents, Andrew and Velma Davis and Lee and Annie McAllister. Anne and Grandmother Annie had a special relationship and were much like best friends.
Mrs. Cyrus is survived by her husband of 37 years, John M. Cyrus; daughters, Angela McAllister Cyrus of Asheville and Rebecca “Becky” Marie Cyrus of Charlotte; sister, Martha Elizabeth "Liz" Almond and husband Darren of Aquadale; brothers, Stephen Lee McAllister and wife Teresa of Mt. Pleasant and Michael William McAllister and wife Denise of Charlotte; in-laws, John Holman and Billie Marie Cyrus of Raleigh; and brother-in-law Gary Holman Cyrus and wife Roberta of Raleigh.
Memorials may be made to Epworth UMC, Memorial Fund, 1030 Burrage Rd. NE, Concord NC 28025.
Condolences may be left at www.wilkinsonfuneralhome.com