Annie Marie Knox, 88, of Norwood, passed away on Thursday, November 26, 2020 at Forrest Oakes in Albemarle.
Funeral services will be held at 2:00 PM on Sunday, November 29 at Memorial Baptist Church. Dr. Josh Phillips will officiate, and burial will follow at Norview Gardens. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the church. The service will also be recorded on Facebook Live.
Mrs. Knox was born on March 31, 1932 in Martin County to the late Sam and Annie Bell Beacham Modlin. She and her husband worked for many years on Dairy farms in Halifax, Beaufort, and Stanly County where they settled in the late 1960’s. She was a faithful member of Memorial Baptist Church where she sang in the choir, attended Sunday School, and was a member of the Triple L group. Her church family always showed love and compassion for Annie and she loved them dearly.
In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her husband William Johnny Knox; her son Sherman William Knox; brothers: Nathan Modlin, Luther Modlin, Church Modlin, Tilman Modlin, and Gilbert Modlin; and her sisters: Kathleen Barber, Estelle Hardison, and Fannie Haynes.
She is survived by her brothers and sisters: Dallas Modlin and Adron Modlin (Gail) both of Jamesville, NC; Lola Williams of Greenville, NC, Rachel Roberson (Jakie), and Sudie Reason (Jimmy) both of Williamston, NC; and numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins who she loved dearly.
The family would like to extend a special thanks to the caregivers at Forrest Oakes. They would also like to thank Martha Gaddy, Retha Ross, and Patsy McNeil for their special love and care for Annie Marie.
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