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Ann Jeanne Lemmons

July 27, 1943 — April 22, 2023


Ann Jeanne Lemmons


Ann Jeanne Matthews Lemmons, 79 of Wilson passed away Saturday, April 22, 2023.  A funeral will be held Sunday, April 30, 2023 at 2:30 p.m. at Shiloh Pentecostal Holiness Church, 5843 Shiloh Church Road, Wilson.  Interment will follow in Evergreen Memorial Park, Wilson.  Pastor Danny Harris and Pastor Jeff Smith will officiate.


The family will receive friends Saturday evening, April 29, 2023 from 5 – 7 p.m.  at Joyner’s Funeral Home, 4100 Raleigh Road Parkway, Wilson.


All of her life, Ann had a passion for flowers, music, her family and her faith in God.  She could take a bunch of flowers and make the most beautiful arrangement.  She was also able to coax orchids into blooming a second time, and they were as beautiful as the original blooms.  Ann had a beautiful singing voice.  She was a favorite choir member and soloist at Shiloh Pentecostal Holiness Church for many years.  She was also a talented beautician and owner of Regency Hair Design and Hairworx.

Ann was a loving, passionate wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother.  She married the love of her life, Cecil Lemmons, and they had three children.  Ann was a favorite playmate for her four great-grandchildren in recent years.  They truly loved her and have enjoyed her reading and singing to them.  They loved making forts in her living room and riding the golf cart around the yard.

Most important of all, Ann had a deep and abiding faith in Jesus Christ.  She served Him in the choir and with the Women’s Ministry for many years.  She showed the love of Christ to all who knew her.  As her family, we are grateful to know that she is safely with Jesus because of the grace and mercy He bestowed on us by the cross and resurrection.

The service will be live streamed on the Shiloh Pentecostal Holiness Church Facebook page.


Ann is survived by her loving husband of sixty-four years, Cecil Robert Lemmons; daughters, Donna Lemmons Boyette and husband, Doug of Rocky Mount, and Kimmie Lemmons Kenney and husband, J.P. of Cary; son, Cecil Robert “Robbie” Lemmons Jr. of Wilson; grandchildren, Teran Boyette Canterbury and husband, Matt of Raleigh, Douglas Boyette and wife, Elizabeth of Raleigh, Taylor Boyette of Raleigh, Zachary Kenney and wife, Lindsay of Washington, DC, and Patrick Kenney and fiancé, Adelaide Bynum of Raleigh; great -grandchildren, Anne Harper Canterbury, Johnny Canterbury, Dewey Boyette and Eva James Boyette; brothers, Joey Matthews and wife, Carolyn of Sims, and Tim Nichols and wife, Sue of Wilson; sisters-in-law, Florence Webb and Jean Lemmons; brother-in-law, Bobby Davis and wife, Barbara, and a host of nieces and nephews.


She was preceded in death by her mother, Clyde Nichols; grandparents, Sanford and Mary Wilson; in-laws, Garland and Mamie Lemmons, and brothers-in-law, Garland Lemmons and Frank Webb.


Flowers are welcome or please consider memorials in Ann’s memory to Shiloh Pentecostal Holiness Church, Women’s Ministry, 5843 Shiloh Church Road, Wilson, North Carolina 27896.


Condolences directed to Joyner’s Funeral Home and Crematory at


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Past Services


Saturday, April 29, 2023

5:00 - 7:00 pm (Eastern time)

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Funeral Service

Sunday, April 30, 2023

Starts at 2:30 pm (Eastern time)

Shiloh Pentecostal Holiness Church

5843 Shiloh Church Road, Wilson, NC 27896

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Sunday, April 30, 2023

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