ALBANY -- Annie Marion Sapp Meeks, age 97, passed away at Morningside of Albany on October 7, 2012.
Following a private burial, a memorial service will be held Wednesday 11 AM at First United Methodist Church Walden Chapel. Dr. Don Adams officiating. The family will receive friends following the memorial service in the church parlor.
She was born in Albany, Georgia, on February 22, 1915, to the late Dr. Eli Franklin and Annie Sibbett Sapp. She had three brothers and one sister who predeceased her.
After finishing high school, she attended Georgia State College for Women in Milledgeville, Georgia, for two years, and graduated from the University of Georgia.
She married Samuel Allen Meeks of Kite, Georgia, in 1936. They had two daughters and were married almost 72 years until his death in 2008. Mr. Meeks owned and operated Meeks Electric Company in Albany for over 40 years.
Mrs. Meeks was a member of First United Methodist Church and the Elnora Hawk Sunday School class, and was active in a number of church activities for many years. She was a charter member of the Junior Woman's Club and a member of the Woman's Club. While her daughters were growing up, she taught elementary school for ten years.
Having a passion for gardening and flower arranging, she was a former president of the Daffodil Garden Club.
On a trip to the Far East, she studied Japanese flower arranging in Tokyo and Kyoto, Japan. Mrs. Meeks became a nationally accredited flower show judge and traveled the state judging in flower shows. Marion and Sam enjoyed their daughter's families. They loved watching their grandchildren grow up, and they were very proud of them and their great-grandchildren.
She is survived by her daughters and sons-in-law Gail Meeks and John Edward Singleton and Sandra Meeks and George Hoyt Wagner; grandchildren Leigh Singleton Parmer, Stacy Wagner Casebier, Carolyn Singleton Williams, Allen W. Singleton, Christopher Wagner and Brian Wagner; great-grandchildren Robert Parmer, Andrew Parmer, Paige Williams, John Williams, Chloe Singleton, Ella Singleton, Annabelle Singleton, Sam Wagner and Zoe Wagner.
The family thanks our Mother's wonderful private-duty sitters and the dedicated staffs at Morningside and Albany Community Hospice for their compassionate care.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Albany Community Hospice, 320 Foundation Lane, Albany, GA 31707, or First United Methodist Church, 307 Flint Ave., Albany, GA 31701.
Kimbrell-Stern Funeral Directors