Obituary of Annie Redding
Annie Louise Redding was born in Richland, Georgia on August 1, 1949. She was the sixth precious gift born to Maeola and Jimmy Redding. On Thursday, September 9, 2021, Annie gained her wings at the age of 72. Annie was known for her love of cooking...her oxtails, macaroni and cheese, chicken dressing, and sweet potato pies amongst other delicious foods was the best! She was a hard worker with a strong work ethic. Annie had a very outgoing personality and loved to dance! Her favorite singers were Gladys Knight, Patti Labelle and Aretha Franklin. Her smile and laugh were infectious! She was a dedicated mother, grandmother, sister and friend.
At an early age, Annie was introduced to the Lord and was a member of Shady Grove Baptist Church in Richland, Georgia, which is the Radney family’s church. Annie relocated to Linden, NJ where she attended and graduated from Linden High School in 1967. She worked for Wilson Jones in Elizabeth, NJ before attending Robert Walsh Nursing School. After graduating from Robert Walsh, Annie went to work for Irvington General Hospital in Irvington, NJ for 20 years as a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) until it permanently closed. She later worked for St. Barnabas Hospital in Livingston, NJ for 13 years until her retirement.
Annie joined White Rock Baptist Church in 1967, along with her family, where her stewardship included the Lawton Ensemble Gospel Choir and Praise Dance Ministry. Annie loved her family and friends tremendously and unconditionally especially her grandkids. She gave freely from her heart and never expected any in return. Annie enjoyed watching Family Feud, Dancing with the Stars, all the Court TV shows and don’t forget General Hospital, which she watched daily! She enjoyed traveling and going to plays with her sisters...they were so very close! Although she was the youngest girl of the bunch, she was the bossiest in a good way. Annie also loved overseeing the hospitality room for the Radney family reunions when New Jersey/New York served as hosts. She made sure that the Radney family was well fed from the beginning to the end of the reunion! Annie was the life of the party at all the Radney reunions, she loved when the Radney’s gathered yearly and was adamant about maintaining the Kindred Family Connection, she will be sorely missed.
Annie was predeceased in death by her parents, Maeola and Jimmy Redding; her son, Anthony Redding; her sister, Ludie Rozier and her brothers, L.C., Leroy and Preston Redding.
Annie leaves to cherish her loving memory, her son, Tyrone Redding of Detroit, MI; two daughters, Charisse Elliott (Ayoola) and Stacise Redding (Walter) both of Linden, NJ; one sister, Rose McGhee and one brother, Henry Mac Redding both of Linden, NJ; one grandson, Derek Johnson, and three granddaughters, Mashaunda Johnson, NaNa and TeTe Elliott all of Linden, NJ; one sister-in-law, Lila Redding of East Orange, NJ; 3 best friends, Carol Flowers of Hillsborough, NJ, Nancy Suber of Linden, NJ, and Ada Dot Pearson of Linden, NJ, along with a multitude of nieces, nephews, loving friends and her White Rock Baptist Church Family.
Beloved Mother, Sister, Grandmother and Friend
Our Angel, Our Rock
We will miss you dearly!
Annie Redding is the daughter of Maeola Thornton Redding, who is the daughter of Mabelle Radney Thornton, who is the daughter of George and Mary Radney.
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