Annie Lee Story Cole, 94, of Tuskegee, AL, beloved mother, grandmother, great grandmother and friend went to be with the Lord on Sunday, March 21, 2021. Visitation will be held Monday, March 22, 2021, from 5:00 P.M. to 7:00 P.M. at Corbitt’s Funeral Home. An additional visitation will be one hour prior to the funeral services will be held Tuesday, March 23, 2021, at 1:00 P.M.at Union Christian Church with Rev. Jeff Damron officiating and visitation prior to the service at 12:00 P.M. Graveside to follow at Tuskegee Cemetery. Social distancing and masking mandates will be followed at all services. Mrs. Cole is survived by two sons, Bennie (Sharon) Cole of Suwannee, GA, Gene (Margaret) Cole of Tuskegee, AL, one stepdaughter Nancy (Gary) Powers; four granddaughters, Cassin Anne (KJ) Straub of Fort Daniel, GA, Haley A. Cole of Tuskegee AL, Jennifer S. (Martin) Ertlschweiger of Atlanta, GA, Hillary J. Cole of Tuskegee AL; one grandson Christopher Power of Oakwood, TN; four great-granddaughters Lucy and Ruby Power, Harper Belle and Haven Rose Straub, and one brother, Dr. Robert H. (Janet) Story along with a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends. The family would also like to thank MaryAnne Thomas and April Purter for all their help during these past several months.
Annie Lee was born on August 5, 1926, the fifth child of ten of the late Chester E. and Belle Spratlin Story. She graduated from Tuskegee High School in 1944. Mrs. Cole was preceded in death by the love of her life William F. Cole. She and Billy were married 47 ½ years before he was called home. They had a wonderful marriage and enjoyed life together to the fullest. They ate three meals a day together, and Billy kissed her after he blessed the food at each meal. After losing Billy, Annie Lee reconnected with a high school classmate, James D. “Sonny” Sanders. Both had lost their spouses the same year and made a new life together in Gainesville, GA. She was a lifelong member of Union Christian Church. Grandma, as some called her, liked to fish, loved to dance, and she and Billy could dance all night and get up and go to church on Sunday. After nearly twenty years apart, Grandma and Pop are most certainly cutting a rug up in Heaven.
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