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Annie J. King, 87, known in the community for her beautiful voice

Annie J. King
Annie J. King

SHALLOTTE — Annie J. King, 87, formerly of Rocky Mount, passed away Monday, April 1, 2019.

She was one of eight children born to Thomas Johnson and Lula Johnson. She was born Feb. 27, 1932, in Wilmington. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by six of her siblings and her loving husband, James Franklin “Jim” King Jr., who passed in 2006.

Raised in Bolivia, she graduated from Bolivia High School. In her youth, she and her sisters formed a singing group known as The Melody Girls. She was a member of the Eastern Star. She was a devoted member of Mount Olive Baptist Church, where she was active in the choir and known in the community for her beautiful voice. She lived for the Lord’s Glory, always helping people from the heart. She was loved by so many and will be missed by all who knew her.

Surviving are her son, James M. “Jimmy” King (Karen) of Ocean Isle Beach; daughter, Vickie King of Boone; brother, Frank Johnson (Margaret) of Fuquay Varina; sister, Elizabeth Peterson of Bellefontaine, Ohio; granddaughter, Linzy Cook; and many loved nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m., Friday, April 5, at Brunswick Funeral Service, Shallotte. A funeral service will be held at 2 p.m., Saturday, April 6, at the funeral home chapel. Interment will take place in Brunswick Memorial Gardens.

The family requests, in lieu of flowers, memorial donations be made to Mount Olive Baptist Church, 2919 Galloway Road NE, Bolivia, NC 28422.

Share online condolences with the family at Brunswick Funeral Service.

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