Annette was born May 27, 1940 in Chicago, IL, the only child of Robert and
Annette attended Calumet High School in Chicago. Shortly after, while living on the
south side, she met and married Earl Williams Jr. To this union two children were
born, Renelle Edwina and Derrick McLawrence. She then married James Mathews
and to this union bore one child, Sydney Thomas. She later married David Stewart
and Richard Bailey, respectfully.
Annette retired from Sunrise Transportation after serving for approximately 10
years. After retirement, she did what she enjoyed most...spending time with family
and friends. She was affectionately known as "Bailey" to those who loved her most.
She believed in and accepted Christ at an early age.
Annette departed this life Friday, October 29, 2021. She was preceded in death
by her parents.
Annette leaves to cherish her loving memory three children; Renelle (Derrick)
Johnson,Derrick (Debra) Williams and Sydney (Markela)Matthews; her
grandchildren; Corey, Christopher, Clarque, Derrick Jr., Antoinette, Kristina,
Sydnei, Stewart, Jada, Jazmine; nine great-grandchildren; one cousin Lafredta
(Pookie) Lusk and other family and friends.
Born Into Time Born Into Eternity
May 27, 1940 October 29, 2021
No Tears In Heaven
There are no tears in Heaven
Nor grief of any kind
I leave this final teardrop to those I’ve left behind
Though absent from the body I’m present in the Lord
The joy of my salvation is my full reward
And just as God has promised
He’s wiped my tears away
And nothing can compare to the wonder of that day
So keep me in your memory and know that up above
There are no tears in Heaven, instead there’s only love.
If Roses Grow In Heaven
If roses grow in Heaven Lord
Please pick a bunch for me
Place them in my grandmother’s arms
and tell her they’re from me
Tell her that I love and miss her
And when she turns to smile
Place a kiss upon her cheek
and hold her for a while
Because remembering her is easy
I do it everyday
But there is an ache within my heart
That will never go away.