|Anna Mae Umber|
|Birth: ||May 6, 1906|
|Death: ||May 10, 2002|
ANNA MAE UMBER was born on May 6, 1906 in Livingston and entered eternal rest
May 10, 2002. She was the third of eight children born from the union of
Effie Robinson and Robert James Umber, who married on March 21, 1900.
She attended the Williamsburg Colored Academy, where upon completing grade 8,
pupils stayed on for further education per Professor Bond.
Ms. Anna Mae accepted the Christian faith as a young girl and served the
church diligently in several capacities until her failing health took its
toll. She cared about people and was always willing to be helpful in case of
sickness or need.
Her first two marriages ended in divorce. On March 4, 1940 she and Frank K.
Berry were married. He passed away in 1995.
She worked in the home of Mr. and Mrs. T. Elmer Mahan for many years. She and
her husband served faithfully on that job. On Sunday, March 25, 1984 the
Berrys were featured in the Weekend Focus of the Corbin Times Tribune: "With
Time On Their Hands, Berrys Relive the Mahan Years", pages 1 and 2 by Jill
Ms. Anna Mae was a role model for many of her relatives and friends. She will
be greatly missed.
Survivors include one daughter, Carrie Bennett Stewart of Brooklyn, New York;
brother, Robert Arnold Umber of Williamsburg; granddaughter, Lisha Stewart
Cole (Leroy, Jr.) of Din Hills, New York; grandson, John F. Stewart (Girsie)
of Louisville; great-grandsons, Leroy Cole III and Jerome Cole of Din Hills,
New York; nieces, Eva D. Avery, Anna Joyce Mapp; nephews, Harold Umber,
Richard Umber; brother-in-law, William McCarver; 18 great-nieces and
-nephews, several favorite cousins and many good friends who loved her dearly.
There is no night without a dawning
no winter without spring.
And beyond death's dark horizon
our hearts once more will sing.
For those who leave us for a while
have only gone away.
Out of a restless, careworn world
into a brighter day.
Submitted in sorrow,
Visitation will be held after 6:00 p.m. on Wednesday, May 15 at the Ellison
Funeral Home chapel.
Funeral services will be held at noon on Thursday, May 16 at the Elm Street
Baptist Church with Rev. Gerald Littlejohn officiating. Burial will follow in
the Briar Creek Cemetery.
Ellison Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
Briar Creek Cemetery
Created by: Debra
Record added: Feb 14, 2012
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