Anna Mae Rutland

Deaconess Anna Mae Rutland was born June 24, 1930 to the late Winnie and Willie Johnson in Athen, GA. She departed this life unexpectedly ae The Ohio State University, Thursday, May 14, 2020 at the age of 89.

Sister Rutland was converted early in life and was active in her church home in GA. She went to Nursing School in Roma, GA to be an LPN.

Sister Rutland met and married the love of her life Lester Rutland on June 28, 1957. From this union4 children were born. Upon marriage the two moved from Macon, GA. to Columbus, OH. She worked as a LPN at various hospitals and nursing homes in the city.

Sister Rutland joined Pilgrim Missionary Baptist Church. She was a Deaconess.

She is preceded in death by her parents, Winnie and Willie Johnson; and husband, Lester Rutland.

She leaves to cherish her memory, one son, Lester (Les) L. Rutland; three daughters, Wanda S. Rutland, Felicia (Lisa) A. Waddy, and Theresa (Tussy) A. Bryant, all of Columbus, OH; four grandchildren, Leslie A. (Eric) Armstrong, Cameron B Waddy, Manzona Bryant IV, MacGregor J. T. Downey; three great grandchildren, Troy D. Fowler Jr., Gwendolyn Sabrina Ann Armstrong, and Vera Noel Waddy-Hess, all of Columbus, OH; five first cousins, Albert T. (Jean) Butler, Josie B. Crowder, Anna (Willie) Clark, Katie Hill, and Betty Burgess, all from Georgia; one niece, Lula (Willie) Fowler, from Georgia; very special friend, Elestine Lawson, and a host of other relatives and friends.

Private services Visitation 9AM and Funeral Service 11AM Wednesday, June 3, 2020 at MARLAN J. GARY FUNERAL HOME, THE CHAPEL OF PEACE EAST, 5456 E. Livingston Ave. A mask is mandatory.

Interment at Franklin Hills Memory Gardens.

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Condolence Messages

  1. To the family,
    I am deeply saddened to hear about the loss of your,
    Mother, grandmother and great grandmother. She will continue to live on in my memories. You have my deepest condolences.

  2. Expression of sympathy for your family.
    May the God of all comfort help to ease the pain of your grief. Truly sorry for your loss.

  3. Rutland Family,
    I am sorry to learn of the passing of your loved one. I went to Sonshine with Leslie. I had been over to the house several times. Every time I was over to the house she was always so nice and welcoming. I will keep the family uplifted in prayer during this most difficult time.

  4. Jacqueline Yarbrough

    Wanda Rosia Ellis and I are very sorry for your loss. You and your family are in our prayers. God bless you all.

  5. The Powell family

    Expression of sympathy for your family.
    May the Lord of all comfort help to ease the pain of your grief. Truly sorry for your loss. She will continue to be with you all .

  6. Margaret Jacobs

    I offer my condolences to the family! I stand with you all in your grief!

  7. FREDERICK. CLARK

    PRAYING STILL FOR THE FAMILY. LOVE CUZZZ. SWEET AND BEAUTIFUL LADY

  8. Lisa & Les, from the Marauders family we’re so sorry for your loss and we’re keeping you all in our prayers and may God bless you all.

  9. Pastor Jacob (coach) Holloway

    To (coach )Lisa and the Rutland family

    I offer my condolences to your entire family, on the Homegoing of your love one. I will be praying for you ,may God continue to comfort and strengthen you throughout this time.

  10. Diahana Cousar-Walker

    I am keeping the Rutland Family in my prayers!

  11. Ashley Woods(Dillard)

    We love you guys and will continue to keep you in our prayers.

  12. Nicole Hudson & Family

    Sending my deepest condolences for the Rutland family. Mrs. Rutland will be greatly missed. She was a rare gem. Heaven gained an angel. I will continue to keep you in my prayers.

    God Blessed

  13. I am sorry to hear about the loss of
    My Aunt Rutland. All the memories I have of
    Growing up with my cousins. I’ll never forget the love that Aunt Rutland showed us. She was like a second mom to me. I will always love you Rutland family. Heaven has gained an angel.
    Well done thou good and faithful Servant..❤️❤️❤️

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