Anna Mae Levesque, Youngstown, Ohio Obituary


YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (MyValleyTributes) – A homegoing celebration in honor of Ms. Anna Mae Levesque will be held at New Bethel Baptist Church on Friday, May 28, 2021 at 11:00 a.m. Ms. Anna Mae Levesque, 85, received her wings and returned to her heavenly home at St. Elizabeth Hospital on Tuesday, May 18, 2021.

Anna was born on February 3, 1936 in Smithfield, Virginia, to the union of Harry and Fannie (Drew) Thompson.

She attended Hickory Grove High School in Bacons Castle, Virginia.

Anna had a deep passion for care and service that influenced her tenure as a nurse at Northside Hospital in Youngstown, Ohio for 33 years.

Anna accepted Christ at a young age and was a devoted, lifelong member of the mountain. Nebo Baptist Church in Surry, Virginia; and New Bethel Baptist Church in Youngstown, Ohio, where she served in various capacities, including tithing. Her tithing was one of her most precious commitments to God, and she made sure that it served its intended purpose.

Anna was the “matriarch” of her family and the last of eight siblings. She was known for giving instructions, maintaining and doing things decently and in order. She lived her life according to one of her infamous quotes, “If you don’t stand for something, you will fall for anything.” Anna was the life of every party she attended and was always drawn to impress. She enjoyed spending time with family, going to church, talking on the phone, and traveling. She was a loving and demoted mother, Nana, and “Aunt Anna”. She will be remembered forever for strength, resilience, and a sense of humor. She lived her life in harmony with the Lord and was therefore called from work to eternal reward. She is free now.

She leaves to mourn her death, but enjoys her peace, two beautiful daughters, Robinette Levesque-Burnette and Kimberly (Ronald) Simmons, both from Youngstown, Ohio; four grandchildren, Romell (Christina) Graves from Columbus, Ohio, Rakia Levesque from Chicago, Illinois, Travon Burnette and Ronald Simmons, both from Youngstown, Ohio; two special nieces, Rosalyn “Elaine” Simmons and Kathy (Anthony) Smith, both from Hampton, Virginia; A sponsored child, Lisa Brown, of Youngstown, Ohio, and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Anna was preceded in death by her parents, Harry and Fannie Thompson; a daughter, Barbra Bailey; four sisters, Alberta Holloway, Margaret Smith, Eleanor Thompson, and Sarah Johns; four brothers, James Thompson, Robert Lee Thompson, William “Popeye” Thompson, and Harry “Chris” Thompson.

The family will be welcomed to the Church of Friends on Friday from 10:00 am to 11:00 am.

“I fought the good fight; I finished the race. I kept the faith. Well, this awaits me the crown of righteousness that the Lord the righteous judge will give me… ”(2 Timothy 4: 7-8 NIV).

Arrangements are made by the JE Washington Funeral Services, Inc.

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A TV tribute will air Tuesday, May 25th at approximate times: 7:10 am on FOX, 12:22 pm on WKBN, 5:08 pm on MyYTV, and 7:27 pm on WYTV.