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Pastor Annie Ruth George, 74, of Wilmington, went to be with the Lord on Wednesday, Jan. 27, 2016 at Lower Cape Fear Hospice.

She was born in Wilmington on Jan. 22, 1943 to the late Jack Williams and Arneeta Thompson. She is preceded in death by her husband, Rudolph George, and a sister, Gail Barnett.

She was a pastor for many years and was affiliated with Miracle Rock Ministries of Castle Hayne. Annie attended UNC-Wilmington and later obtained her theology degree.

She is survived by daughters, Alneeta Stanley and Katrina Brown; a son, Frederick Randolph Jones; three brothers, Marvin Jones, James Jones and Ernest Jones; sister, Jackie Jones Morris; four grandchildren, Rashaad Jones, D’Aldo Stanley, Sianna Stanley and Zack Brown; and two special god-children, Michaiah Hawkins and Akeria Bethea.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 1 at Coble Ward-Smith Funeral Service, 3915 Oleander Drive. The funeral service will be at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 2 at Miracle Rock Ministries Church, 2907 Blue Clay Road, Castle Hayne, NC. The Rev. Lloyd Carmon will officiate. Interment will follow the funeral service at Greenlawn Memorial Park.

Please leave online condolences for the family at Coble Ward-Smith.

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