Anna Mae "Sis" Edmond
She will be missed by many as she was a “Godly” Village Mom and homemaker.
Celebration of Life Christian Services: Friday, March 1, 2019 at 11:00 a.m.
Anna Mae "Sis" Edmond, 89, transitioned from earth to join the "Heavenly Choir" on Sunday, February 17, 2019. Anna Mae was the daughter of the late Edward and Estella M. (Randolph) Duncan and the wife of the late Leroy "Roy" Edmond. She was a 1947 graduate of Columbia High School. She was preceded in death by her brother Edward "Bud" Duncan of Pottsville, Pa.; her sister Josephine "Peonie" Duncan; her aunt Josephine Johnson; and her nephews Douglas Irons and Arthur "Doochie" Duncan. Anna Mae will be missed by many as she was a Godly "Village" Mom and homemaker. She was a self-employed seamstress and tailor who could create, repair and improvise fashions and anything that needed to be stitched on her sewing machine. She enjoyed knitting and "Nan-Nan" loved to create beautiful fashions and afghans for her grandchildren, family and friends. She would also knit lap blankets and donate them to charities. Anna Mae liked to relax by working word puzzles, reading and playing games, especially Scrabble with family, where she ruled as the relentless champion. Until her recent illness, Anna Mae served the community as the elected Columbia Borough Fifth Ward Election Board Minority Inspector.
Anna Mae's greatest joy was being in service to the Lord at Mount Zion A.M.E. Church. Deaconess Anna served faithfully in the Prayer Ministry of the church. She was a member of the Mt. Zion Singers, the Naomi Alliance Women's Ministry ages 40+ and the Julia Sweeney Davis Missionary Society. Deaconess Anna also served as the Chair of the Finance Committee and Vice-Chair of the Board of Stewards. Her faithful service and exemplary Christian life was recognized by the Philadelphia Conference of the African Methodist Episcopal Church in May 2007 at the 191st Session when she was consecrated a "Deaconess" of the church. Deaconess Anna was also honored by Mount Zion A.M.E. Church after renovation of the social hall was completed, it was dedicated the Anna M. Edmond Social Hall.
Deaconess Anna is survived by her son, Charles Duncan and daughter-in-law Sandra of Columbia; son Sam Edmond of Marietta; daughter Tammy Edmond of Columbia; eight grandchildren, twelve great-grandchildren and a host of nieces and nephews.
Family, friends and well-wishers are invited to attend the public viewing at Clyde W. Kraft Funeral Home, 519 Walnut Street, Columbia on Thursday, February 28th from 6-8 p.m. and the Celebration of Life Christian service at: Mount Zion A.M.E. Church, 222 S. Fifth Street, Columbia on Friday, March 1st at 11 a.m. Visitation will be at 10 a.m., one hour before service. Interment will be at Laurel Hill Memorial Gardens, Columbia. In lieu of flowers, those desiring may send contributions in memory of Deaconess Anna Mae to Mount Zion A.M.E. Church Julia Sweeney Davis Missionary Society.
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