Mother Annie Mae Pelzer Hill, affectionately known as “Ms. Annie”, was born November 28, 1928, one of the most precious vessels God created. Who could have known that this jewel would have touch the lives of so many people? She encouraged, advised, assured, reassured, anointed, and prayed for those that needed it. But most of all she stayed to herself, very non-judge mental, and believed in staying out of other folks’ business.
Ms. Annie was born in Holly Hill, South Carolina. She was the second child of the late Gadson and Nancy Pelzer; the sister of the late Annie Townsend Pelzer and the late Clara Mae Boyd.
Ms. Annie received her early education in the Bowman. In 1946, she graduated from Bowman Rosenthal School. Ms. Annie married the late Richard Allen Hill in 1946. To this union four children were born: two children that proceeded Ms. Annie in death not too many hours after their birth - the late Dorothy Clay Hill and the late Frankie Mae Hill; and two children that she leaves to cherish her memories and continue her legacy - Riccharde Ann Jackson and Bernard Hill.
Ms. Annie, after marriage, moved to Washington, DC, where she joined Refreshing Springs COGIC and later joined Star of Bethlehem COGIC. During her employment years Ms. Annie worked for the Former Chairman of the Federal Reserve of the United States, Mr. Alan Greenspan of Washington, DC.
Ms. Annie later moved back home to Bowman, South Carolina. She began working and later retired as a Cafeteria Worker at Bethune-Bowman High School. And yes, all the students loved her just as much as she loved them.
After returning home, Ms. Annie became a member of Bowman Temple COGIC, where she served as a Missionary, Church Mother, and Sunday School Teacher. On Woman’s Day, when it was her turn to teach, she would take about 10 to 15 minutes to usher in the presence of God before beginning to teach the word. Ms. Annie would tell you the scriptures she was reading but never needed to look in the Bible to read them. When she ministered, she would quote the scriptures from memory before giving the people the word of God.
Ms. Annie served her purpose on the earth with loyalty, compassion, dedication, honesty and above all she served while being Saved, Sanctified and Holy Ghost Filled. Ms. Annie transitioned at her residence, while surrounded by family, on November 5, 2021, at 8:02 PM.
Ms. Annie will be missed by: her daughter, Riccharde Ann (Timothy) Jackson; Son, Bernard Hill; grandchildren, Georginna Hill (Kevin) Sprinkle, Rodrick (Ebony) Glover , Necy (Lloyd) Johnson), Vicky Glover, Johnnita (Julian) Jamison, Markenia (Alex) Woodberry; 19-Great-grandchildren, 1-great-great-grandchild and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.