On the afternoon of Apr. 14, 2016, three days shy of her 82nd birthday, and surrounded by her loving family, Annie Jewel Golden made her transition at Wheaton Franciscan – All Saints Memorial Hospital.

Annie Jewel was born in Bay Springs, MS to Julia Mae (Greer) Wheeler and Simon Strong on Apr. 17, 1933. She had two sisters, one maternal the late Geraldine (Pierce) Robinson, and one paternal Ruby (Strong) Harris.

Annie was joined in matrimony to Nathanial Golden in Febr. of 1952 and was married for 51 years until Nathaniel received his Golden Wings in 2003. To their union they brought two children, Calvin (Dorthy) Greer Milwaukee WI, and Linda K (James) Knight Millington, TN. Once united in marriage they had four boys, Norman (Theresa) Golden of Hawthorn, CA., Larry (Aredda) Golden of Fort Worth, TX., Wardell (late Marilyn) Golden of Racine, WI., and Joe (Paris) Golden of Clarkburg, MD. She was blessed with 14 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.

Annie had 6 aunts, 4 uncles on her maternal side and 2 aunts on paternal side, who all have preceded her in death. She has a host of cousins, 1 niece Beverly Diane (Micheal) Graves, 4 nephews late Wayne and late Keith Pierce, and out of the four one special nephew Jonnie Ray (Denise) Pierce. Annie was preceded in death by her mother Julia Mae Wheeler and father Simon Strong, her loving husband Nathaniel Golden, son Calvin (BW) Greer, daughter Linda K. Knight, daughter-in-law Marilyn Golden, sister Geraldine (Pierce) Robinson grandson Amir, maternal and paternal grandparents.

She was employed with St. Catherine’s High School, St. Luke’s Hospital, and was a homemaker to her loving family.

Annie was very dedicated to her church The Israel of God’s Church for over 50 years. She was a member of the choir and the kitchen committee where she enjoyed the company of her fellow sister friends. She was a “fashionista” she LOVED shopping and dressing. She enjoyed cooking, gardening and listening to her gospel music.

A Home Going Celebration will be held Tuesday, April 26, 2016, 11:00 A.M. at Searching Together Baptist Church 825 21st Street. Visitation Tuesday at the church 9 a.m. until 11 a.m. Entombment will follow at West Lawn Memorial Park.