Annie L. Abrams


On November 6, 1923, in Selma, Alabama one of HIS most precious jewels entered the lives of Ollie and Odie Posey. The Posey family was blessed with a baby girl named Annie Lee Abrams. Annie was the only girl of 4 boys and was given the nickname “doll.”

Annie attended Selma High where she graduated at the top of her class. After high school, Annie migrated to Mobile, AL. where she met the love of her life, Spurgeon Abrams. She was an employee for the department of defense at the military base in Mobile. She was a successful entrepreneur where she started several businesses that included a hair salon and a restaurant. In 1966 she was transferred to DCSC in Columbus, Ohio where she retired after 30 years.

Annie and Spurgeon welcomed a baby girl into the world on April 28, 1957, Alice Conley. Who filled their loving home with laughter and joy only a child can bring. One of the proudest moments in Annie’s life was when her baby girl married Tim Conley.

Annie was a member at Mt. Herman Baptist Church where she served in various ministries. She was the president of the gospel choir under the leadership of Minister of music Tommy Adams; she was the director of the fashion shows, she was also the president of Women’s Mission, she also helped with organizing fundraisers from bake sales to candy sales. Annie served on the Deaconess Board and was a part of the Eastern Chapter here in Columbus.

Annie did not meet any strangers if she knew someone was in need she gladly extended a helping hand quietly helping whomever even if it meant giving the shirt off her back to opening her home to allow people stay with her until they got back on their feet.

In the neighborhood, she was known as the lady with the pretty smile and beautiful spirit. If you needed prayer, someone to talk with or encouragement, she was there to assure you that everything would be all right and that God was still in control. She had a joyful, peaceful, and sweet disposition.

Monday, May 14, 2018, at 5:00 a.m. God was missing one of his fine China dolls and called Annie L. Abrams home to take her rest. It was at that moment the Lord said, “Well done thy good and faithful servant, come reap your just reward.”

Annie is preceded in death by her late husband Spurgeon Abrams, her late mother Ollie Posey, father Odie Posey, brothers Isiah Posey Sr., Erskine Posey, Allison Posey Sr., and William Posey.

She leaves to treasure her memory; daughter Alice (Tim) Conley, best friend, loving and devoted granddaughter, Marquietta Abrams, Lakenya Turner, Timeco Conley, Kelli Conley, Jamaica Conley, Jacob Conley, Felicia Conley, 18 great grandchildren, Allen Carter III, David J. Simmons Jr., Marquietta A. Simmons, Tiani Conley, Toniea Turner, Tony Turner. Tamia Turner, Teleah Turner, Sakeya Rushing, Laquan Sealey, Mekhi Glaze, Kasawn Conley, Nyheem Conley, Deeraha Vasser, Devyne Conley, Amiyah Conley, Alissa Conley, Alyiah Conley, 3 great great grandchildren Allen Carter V, David J. Simmons III, and Laiyah Riggins, also a host of nieces, nephews, special friends who are too many to name, but she loved them just the same!

Visitation 11:00am and Funeral 12:00pm Friday, May 25, 2018 at Marlan J. Gary Funeral Home, The Chapel of Peace East, 5456 E. Livingston Ave.

Interment at Evergreen Burial Park.

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  1. We would like to offer the family our sincere condolences on your family loss. May the God of comfort be with you through this difficult time .
    With thoughts of peace.

  2. To the Abrams family, you have my condolences in your loss. Death is never easy for families but God truly blessed Annie with 94 years of life! (Psalm 90:10) By means of God’s Kingdom, he promises that we will live forever in the very near future. (Psalm 37:29)

  3. Anita T. Farrish

    I am praying for our family as Aunt Doll is laid to rest. May His peace be with you all.
    Anita Farrish

  4. Caren Collins & Family

    Praying for the Family
    May the Lord continue to comfort you in
    This time of need

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