Annie L. Key
Published 4:43 pm Saturday, July 15, 2017
Funeral services for Mrs. Annie L. “Scooter” Key were held on Saturday, July 8, 2017 at 1 p.m. from First Missionary Baptist Church.
Rev. Lionel Davis served as pastor. Elder LoEarl Flowers officiated. Burial followed in Pine Flat cemetery. Hudson Funeral Services, Greenville, Ala., directed.
Annie Louise Key was born in Forest Home, Ala., to Charlie Bob Smith and Alberta Powell on Nov. 15, 1947.
She was educated in the Escambia County School System. During her early adult years she married Mr. Willis Key Sr. and from that union four children were born.
She gave her life to Christ at an early age and was an active member of Greenwood Church of God in Christ until she went home to be with Christ.
Mother Annie loved to cook and feed the community. She served as the president of the (CWC) Christian Women Council, coordinator of food and kitchen staff, member of the mother board, and pastor aide staff at her church, in which she truly loved her church family and Elder LoEarl
Mrs. Annie was preceded in death by her mother, Alberta Powell; her husband, Willis Key Sr.; and her sons, Willis Key Jr. and Phillip Key Jr.
She leaves to cherish her memories her father and stepmother, Charlie Bob (Minister Catherine) Smith, Pensacola Fla.; eight children, Sally Key, Keith Key, Melina (Eddie) Andrews, Andre (LaShunda) Key and Natasha Key of Greenville Ala., Stephanie Ford, Birmingham, Ala., Ethel Key, Pensacola Fla., and LeKevia Key, Alex City, Ala.; six brothers, Alfred Powell, Soledad, Calif., Jesse
(Katie) Horn, Frederick Smith Sr., Dale Smith, AL Smith and Lewis Smith of Pensacola Fla.; three sisters, Anna L. Powell, Greenville Ala., and Sherry Rudolph and Samantha Smith, both of Pensacola Fla.; 28 grandchildren and 29 great-grandchildren; three very special cousins, Jennifer Palmer, Evangelist Mae Lou Gaffney and Jimmie Lee Smith; two special friends, Betsy Lee Bailey and Mattie Lou Andrews; a special friend, who was more like a daughter, Tammie Smith; and a host of nieces, nephews and other family and friends.