On August 3, 1919, the Lord blessed the union of Sylvester and Ida McFadden Hunter with the birth of a daughter they named Annie Bell.
At the tender age of 9 she confessed her faith in Christ and united with the Center Point AME Church in Sparkman where she was an active and faithful member.
She married Earnest Bragg in 1935, and the Lord added to their union six children. She made many sacrifices in life to support and nurture her family. It was no secret that she was the matriarch of her family.
Annie was a faithful employee of Henderson State University in Arkadelphia where she worked in environmental services. In 2001, she later joined New Zion Hill Missionary Church in Camden, Arkansas under the leadership of her son Pastor James Bragg.
She was a fun, loving woman and a friendly person whose smile touched the hearts of many. She enjoyed cooking and was a devoted mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. After wonderful years of sharing life with Earnest, her devoted husband was called to glory to be with the Lord. She was preceded in transition by her parents, one brother James Hunter, two children, Earnest Bragg, Jr., (2006) and Annie Hunt (2011).
On Monday, January 7, 2013 in her 93rd season of life she slept into the Lord’s embrace.
To be absent from the body is to be present with the Lord. She will forever be remembered by her children, Billie Faye Brownlee of Moreno Valley, CA; Pastor James (Peggy) Bragg of Sparkman, AR, Bobbie Lambert of North Little Rock, AR; and Charles (Ruth) Bragg of Arkadelphia, AR; one brother, Anderson (Patricia) Walker of Arkadelphia, AR; thirty-seven grandchildren, several great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren; and a caravan of nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives, friends, her beloved Center Point AME Church and New Zion Hill Missionary Church families.
Family, as well as friends, will miss her sense of humor, smile and love, but will never forget her spirit and compassion. Although she lived what some may call a long life, those who were touched by her understood that the quality of her existence far exceeded the quantity of time many of us spent with her.
Mrs. Bragg will lie in repose at the funeral home on Friday, January 11th from 12:00 noon until 7:00 p.m. at the funeral home.
The Bragg family has invited friends and extended family members to celebrate with them the home going of Mrs. Bragg at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, January 12th at St. Paul AME Church in Arkadelphia. Pastor James Bragg will deliver the eulogy. Rev. Ivan Lambert will officiate.
The committal service and final resting place will be at Center Point Cemetery in Sparkman, Arkansas.
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