Annie Lee Heini was born in Pink Hill, NC, on September 20, 1926 to Grover Hampton Carter and Alma Tyndall. She graduated from Pink Hill High School in 1943, Emmanuel College in 1946, and in 1947 she married Robert Glenn Johnson. After the death of her husband in 1969 she made her way to Palatka, FL where she eventually re-married and became a member of Christ Independent Methodist Church, where she oversaw the VBS program for many years and was involved in the Women’s Ministry. She enjoyed gardening, crafting, canning vegetables, making her own baskets, and being involved with the church. Ann got to travel to Jamaica and Switzerland, but she was so excited that she got to visit the Holy Land with her church. She talked about it often and said it was the highlight of her life. She eventually made her way to Hiawassee, GA, where she lived for 20+ years. She loved the mountains, the snow, changing of the leaves, and the cool air. She always loved people and always wished everyone would love each other and get along peacefully.
She is preceded in death by her parents, her husbands Robert Johnson and Paul Heini, her life partner from Hiawassee Lamar Robinson, and her son, Christopher Glenn Johnson. She is survived by her sister, Abitha Mae Page of Anderson, SC, her daughter, Betty Ann Meddings of Charleston, WV, Brother-in-Law and Sister-in-Law, John and Joyce Heini of Palatka, FL, Son-in-Law Rufus R. Gay, Jr. of Yulee, FL, grandson Rufus R. Gay, III and his wife Chrystal of Huntsville, AL, granddaughter Annie Cruz and her husband David of Jacksonville, FL, two nieces and two nephews, and great-grandchildren Taylor, Dawson, Piper, Chantz, Joshua, and Zachary.
The family will receive visitors Saturday January 13th from 11 - 1 at Christ Independent Methodist Church in Palatka, FL. If you would like, please consider making a donation to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital in her honor. Johnson-Overturf Funeral Home will be in charge of the arrangements.
Memories and condolences may be expressed to the family at Annie’s Book of Memories page at www.johnsonoverturffunerals.com .