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Annie Catherine Percell

November 5, 1949 ~ January 7, 2021 (age 71)


Mother Annie Catherine Percell was born November 5, 1949, in Moore County, North Carolina, to the late David and Evelyn Percell. She heard the voice of Jesus on Thursday, January 7, 2021. He entered into her room at Reid Heart Center in Pinehurst, North Carolina, and said, “Come unto me and rest.”

Living by God’s faith, Mother Annie’s passions were singing and attending choir anniversaries, as well as good preaching services. She sang for many years with the Community Gospel Travelers. She devoted her time and dedication as a faithful member of Fellowship House of God in Carthage, North Carolina. 

Mother Annie was a member of the first class to integrate Union Pines High School in Cameron, North Carolina, graduating in 1968. Although she was a proud Viking, she was more proud to be a Tiger from Pinckney High School in Carthage, North Carolina. After graduation, Mother Annie attended Sandhills Community College and received Certifications in the Medical and Business fields. 

Upon receipt of her certifications, she started the workforce at FirstHealth Moore Regional Hospital in Pinehurst, North Carolina as a Labor Nurse, assisting with babies’ delivery. Leaving the medical field, Mother Annie worked at Proctor Silex for many years. She found her genuine true love with Moore County Schools, working in all areas from the Cafeteria Staff to a well-known Bus Driver and ultimately retiring as a prestigious Teacher Assistant after twenty-four years of service.  

Known by many names, “Annie,” “Ann,” “Annie Catherine,” “Aunt Cat,” “Aunt Nannie,” “Mema,” and “Ms. Percell,” she was well known around the community for her sweet and generous spirit. Living by one of her favorite scriptures: “You will be enriched in every way so that you can be generous on every occasion, and through us, your generosity will result in thanksgiving to God.” 2 Corinthians 9:11

Shopping, traveling, watching soap operas, laughing and conversing with her family and friends were some of her favorite things that gave her joy. 

Mother Annie was preceded in death by her parents, her long time significant other Howard Harris, two brothers, David Junior and Bobbie Lee Percell, three sisters, Sarah McGoogan, Sylvia Percell, and Carnetta Faulk.

Mother Annie loved and enjoyed her family very much. She leaves to cherish her loving memories: one son, Tony Percell (Chanel) of Durham, North Carolina; one daughter, Renarda Mack (Brian) of Mint Hill, North Carolina; five grandchildren, Aaron, Shayla, Tylen, Taylor, and Bryson; five devoted and close friends, Mary Moore, Pauline Allbrooks, Elder Jacquelyn Lucky, Mother Mary Williams, and Rita McIver; a great-niece, Sera (Chris), who she shared a special bond with along with their two sons Zayden and Xavier; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, friends, and extended family.



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January 15, 2021

1:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Pugh & Smith Funeral Home
807 Monroe Street
Carthage, NC 28327

Funeral Service
January 16, 2021

1:00 PM
St. Peters Deliverance Church of God
152 Hodgins St
Southern Pines, NC 28387

January 16, 2021

Pinelawn Memorial Park
1105 Morganton Road
Southern Pines, NC 28387

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