Annie Mae Woodson, age 85, of Orlando, FL passed peacefully from this life on Sunday, June 26th, 2022 surrounded and supported by her loving family. She was born on March 28th, 1937 , in Yazoo City Mississippi, the daughter of the late Jacob and Ida Jane Steward. In the early 1950’s Annie along with her parents and brother relocated to Saginaw Michigan. Saginaw Michigan would be where she began her family. She dedicated over 20 years of service to General Motors, and became a pillar within her community by serving others. After retiring from General Motors, Annie took a visit to Orlando Florida and fell in love. Upon her return from Orlando, Annie decided it was time for her to relocate. In 1991, after raising her two daughters, Annie, moved to Orlando where she lived the remainder of her life.
Annie loved the Lord and dedicated her life to Christ at an early age. Annie faithfully began her days by dedicating her first waking hours to reading her Bible and spending time with her Lord and Savior. She was a faithful member at Church at the Cross. She was also a member of Friends Forever life group.
Annie loved all sports and made sure to stay up to date with the statistics for both football and basketball. Annie was an absolute fan of the Orlando Magic from 1992 – 1996, mainly due to one of her favorite players Shaquille O’Neal. In addition to being a huge fan of Shaquille O’Neal, Annie enjoyed watching Lebron James and admired his talents on the court. Aside from watching sports, Annie enjoyed shopping, cooking, spending time and having fun with her family. She enjoyed being a tour guide to her relatives and friends when they traveled to Orlando. To know her was to truly love her. She was full of wisdom and knowledge. You would always know where you stood with her, she was unapologetically herself.
Annie leaves to cherish her memory two daughters, Patricia Steward and Carolyn (Lloyd) Riley. Three grandchildren, Cortney Stewart, Torrey (Misako) Buckley, Jasmine (Michael) Thomas and five great-grandchildren, Courtney Rayana Stewart, T’Corey and Ryan Buckley, and Kai and Nova Thomas; brother Donald Brandon and sister Vickie Johnson.
Annie leaves many cherished relatives Walter and Barbara Davis, Roy Brown, Alan Brown Jr, Bernice Jones, Susanne Brown, Lula Reid, and Delores Washington. Special friends Ms. Betty Richards and Mrs. Linda Wilhoit.
Annie is preceded in death by her parents Jacob and Ida Jane Steward, her brother Jacob Steward and sister Diane Brandon.
Special thanks to the doctors and nurses at ORMC North. A special thank you to E.J. on 10 North.
A Celebration of Life service will be held on Friday, July 8th, 2022, starting with visitation at 10:00 am followed by the 11:00 am service at Dobbs Funeral Home, located at 430 N. Kirkman Road, Orlando 32811 with Pastor Dexter Johnson officiating. Interment will be at Orlando Memorial Gardens, 5264 Ingram Road, Apopka, Florida 32703.