Mrs. Ann King, 71, of Raleigh Passed away in her home surrounded by loved ones on Sunday, November 9, 2014 after a long and hard-fought battle with pancreatic cancer.
She was a loving daughter, sister, wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and friend. She was loved beyond measure and will be missed by all who knew her.
Ann was born on February 5, 1943 in Wake County, NC to the late Royal P. and Nettie C. Senter. She grew up farming tobacco with her father and attended Garner High School. In 1961, at the age of 17, she married Robert E. King. Together they had two children.
Ann was a member of Calvary Baptist Church and McCullers Ruritan Club. She enjoyed helping the Ruritan Club with their BBA dinners. She also loved to spend time at the Lighthouse Christian Community Center working the concessions during Friday night concerts. In addition to helping the community, Ann had many interests. She enjoyed being outdoors, whether it was cutting grass, riding her great grand-babies around the farm on her four-wheeler, or late night flounder gigging off Cape Lookout with her best friend, Joann Hunter.
She is survived by a sister, Barbara Cummings; her son, David King (Lynn Godwin); daughter Sandra Baker; step-son, Michael King and wife, Annie (Lynn McLeod). Grandchildren including Mike Dupree and wife, Cristal, Chris Dupree, Shawn Dupree and wife, Jennifer, Megan King, Mischa Hardee and husband, Brad, and Gina Snodgrass and husband, Mike; and great - grandchildren, Stacia, Mikaylah, Jaiden, Kaiden, Kyra, Hunter, Baylor, Daven, and Gabriella.
Ann is preceded in death by her husband, Robert E. King, parents, Royal P. and Nettie C. Senter, sister, Maxine M. Senter.
Visitation will be held at Montlawn Funeral Home on Tuesday Nov. 11th from 6 to 8 pm. The Funeral Service will be on Wednesday Nov. 12th at 12 pm also at Montlawn Funeral Home and burial will follow at Montlawn Memorial Park.
The family would like to acknowledge and express their deep appreciation to all the doctors and nurses at Rex Cancer Center, Transitions Life Care, Mrs. Joann Hunter, Mr. Billy Sandie, Mr. Mark Lowden and all those close to Ann who offered love and support throughout.
Legacy of Love
A wife, mother, and grandma too,
This is the legacy we have from you.
You taught us love and how to fight,
You gave us strength, you gave us might.
A stronger person would be hard to find,
And in you heart, you were always kind.
You fought for us all in one way or another,
Not just as a wife not just as a mother.
For all of us you gave your best,
Now the time has come for you to rest.
So go in peace, you’ve earned your sleep,
Your love in our hearts, we’ll eternally keep.
Condolences can be made at www.montlawn.com