MERIDEN - Annie B. Royster, 91, formerly of 29 Morgan Street, died Friday, May 4, 2007 at Miller Memorial Community. She was the wife of the late Harry Royster. Born in Oxford, NC, April 14, 1916, she was the daughter of the late Zeb and Clara Wimbush Marrow. She had been employed at Bailey's Laundry in Meriden and was an active member of Mount Hebron Baptist Church, serving on the Usher Board and the Mother Board and was a Pastor's Aide and a Missionary. She is survived by a daughter, Cynthia and her husband, John H. Preston; four sisters, Cornelia and her husband, John H. Hargrove of Henderson, NC, Phoebe M. Gaither of Meriden, Bessie L. Martin of Henderson, N.C. and Catherine Williams of Creedmoore, NC; five grandchildren; ten great-grandchildren and eight great-great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by eight brothers and sisters and one great-grandchild. Funeral service Thursday, May 10, 2007 at 1 p.m. at Mount Hebron Baptist Church, 84 Franklin St., Meriden. The Rev. Willie J. Young will officiate. Burial will follow in Walnut Grove Cemetery. Relatives and friends may call at the church from 12 noon until 1 p.m. prior to the service. Arrangements are under the direction of the Beecher and Bennett Flatow Funeral Home, 48 Cook Ave., Meriden.

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  1. Dear Marie and family, My sympathy to you all for the loss of Miss Annie, I looked forward to visiting her in your loving home. Sincerely, one of her Franciscan Home care nurses, Vicki Rapanault

  2. I will keep you all in my prayers and thoughts during your time of sorrow. Ann B will be truly missed. Love Trudy and family.

  3. It takes the best in each of us to bring out the best in all of us. May your hearts soon be filled with wonderful memories of joyful times together as you celebrate a life well-lived. Our prayers are with you. The Faulkners: Patty,McCoy,Robbin,Nichole and Harrison

  4. Our deepest sympathy goes out to each of you. May you find comfort in warm memories of the beautiful life that has passed and may you find peace in the assurance that an even more beautiful life has begun for your loved one. With Deepest Sympathy Roland and Barbara Y. Cockfield

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