Annette Fuller Flowers
June 4, 1939 – June 24, 2021
Annette Fuller Flowers of Lucama completed her life’s journey June 24, 2021. Born June 4, 1939, in Goldmine Township, Wood, Annette was delivered at home by a country doctor. She was the daughter of the late Austin and Mary Sturges Fuller of Louisburg and preceded in death by her sister, Zoe Gallagher.
Annette was named for her great grandmother, Lelia Annette Phillips of Vicksburg, Mississippi. Much of her adult life, Annette traced the genealogy of her family with lots of pride compiling an extensive book for her daughters to cherish.
Graduated from Atlantic Christian College in 1961, Annette taught English and was a media specialist for over thirty-one years in the Wilson and Wayne County School Systems. Married for fifty-five and half years to the love of her life, Hugh M. Flowers, she was absolutely devoted to her family. Her heart was filled with gratitude for a loving, faithful husband who was her best friend; for two precious daughters, Kim Joyner of Troutman, and Karin Flowrers of Durham, and a devoted son-in-law, John.
She is also survived by her brother, Charles Fuller. Betty Joyner, her son-in-law’s mother, was a special part of her extended family. They gave her more than her share of love, joy, and hope throughout her life.
Annette prided herself in being a mother and an excellent homemaker. She cherished traditions and always made holiday, birthday, and special events memorable! She made the BEST deviled eggs and sweet pickles in the South and did daily crosswords IN INK! She danced like a teenager long after and never went into an antique shop she did not like – well documented by her collection of deviled egg plates and crystal toothpick holders!
Annette extended her dedication to her career by establishing a church library “from scratch” using the same care as she had for over thirty years with the school system. Serving on the Lucama Branch Library Board was a labor of love for the continuation of her years of service to her chosen profession.
Annette will be remembered with love and admiration by her family. She was the foundation of family and always provided love, guidance, and wisdom throughout her life. Her love of UNC basketball will remain a vivid memory each season.
Flowers are welcome or memorials in Annette’s memory may be directed to the American Lung Association, 514 Daniels Street, Suite 109, Raleigh, North Carolina 27605, www.lung.org
Funeral services will be held at 7 p.m. Monday at Joyner’s Funeral Home, 4100 Raleigh Road Parkway, Wilson. The Dr. Rev. DeWayne Eakes will officiate. Graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday in Evergreen Memorial Park, Wilson.
The family will receive friends Monday evening following the service at Joyner’s Funeral Home, 4100 Raleigh Road Parkway, Wilson.
Condolences directed to Joyner’s Funeral Home and Crematory at www.joyners.net.