Funeral services for Annie Mae Tye will be held 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 25 at Greater Powerhouse Church.
Funeral services for Annie Mae Tye will be held 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 25 at Greater Powerhouse Church. Elder Kim Smith will officiate. Burial will be in Pilgrim Guide Baptist Church Cemetery. Visitation will be on Saturday, February 25, 2012 from 1:00pm-2:00pm at Greater Powerhouse Church. Annie Mae Tye was born July 5, 1923 to Rosie White and Henry White in Jena, La. She was baptized at an early age. She joined Pilgrim Guide Baptist Church under the leadership of Rev. E. D. Mix where she served as an usher.
In 1977, Annie Mae moved to Chicago where she joined First Corinthian Baptist Church under the leadership of the late Rev. Coleman. In 1986, she joined Unity of Love M.B. Church under the leadership of Rev. Chester H. Long where she served as a mother until her health failed.
She departed this life on Feb.17, 2012 at home with her love ones by her side.
Her two sons, a daughter and two great-grandsons precede her in death.
Annie leaves to cherish her memory, four daughters, Thelma (John) Murphy, Christine (JL) Evans of Chicago, Ernestine (George) Pollard of Milwaukee, Wis. and Deana Tye of Rockford, Ill.; six sons, Leon (Helen) Tye, Ben (Luria) Tye of Chicago LC (Lavern) Tye of Country Club Hills, Ill., Roosevelt Tye of Elaine James (Gloria) Tye and Doris Tye of Helena-West Helena; a brother, William White of Helena; 71 grandchildren; 138 great- grandchildren, and 65 great great-grandchildren; and a host of nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.
Family and friends may sign the guestbook at: www.brownshomeforfuneralsinc.com