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Sister Annie Ruth Gainer Blount was born Thursday, December 15, 1932 to Leonard Gainer and Annie Lou Broxton.
She accepted Christ at an early age and joined Saint Michael Missionary Baptist Church under the pastorate of the Reverend Austin Bell.
She united in Holy Matrimony to Deacon Jackson Blount on Monday, January 27, 1947. Unto this union five children were born.
After marriage, she joined Saint Mary Missionary Baptist Church. During her many years as a faithful member she served in many capacities including: President of the Senior Usher Board, President of the Senior Women Ministry, Sunday School Teacher, member of the Deaconess Ministry and a Field Worker for the Second West Baptist Association Senior Women Ministry.
She was an original member of the “Tuesday Night Prayer Band”.
She served as the Worthy Matron of the Silver Star Chapter #41, Order of the Eastern Star.
Sister Blount was preceded in death by her husband, Deacon Jackson Blount and two daughters: Renner Mae Blount and Wanda Rose Blount Henderson.
She leaves cherished memories with the flowing: one daughter: Gwendolyn Wright; two sons: the Reverend Leonard Blount (Annie Pearl) and Jefferson Blount; eight grandchildren: Leticia Baker (the Reverend Kenneth), Francesca Kirkman (Deacon Eldric), Zanika Blount, Rachaun Blount, Sr., Fodina Henderson, Eboni Garner (Marcellus), Jiranda White (Garfrey, Sr.) and Julius Henderson; ten great grandchildren: Xaviera Henderson, Rachaun Blount, Jr., Ry’Juan Awak, NiYonah Garner, Garfrey White, Jr., Micah Garner, Jyla White, Caleb Garner, Genesis Blount and Farrah Garner; one sister: Agnes Williams; one brother: Rudolph Jackson; aunts: Ruby Hearn and Olivia Gainer; sisters-in-law: Martha Washington, Dorothy Jones and Lee Alice Jones; brothers-in-law: James Blount, Frank Blount and Arthur Jones; goddaughter: Charisse Gray; great goddaughter: Destiny Lovett; numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
Our mother, grandmother, sister, aunt, niece, godmother and friend would like to let you know that her work here is done. She received a call on Tuesday, February 27, 2018, a sort of an offer you can’t refuse, for an appointment from which she will not be returning. This assignment comes with a huge sign-on bonus, a reunion with family and friends she has not seen in a long time. Job security is exactly 110 percent. Her new mission takes her to a wonderful place where she will be socializing, dancing, gardening and reading to her heart’s content. Music, laughter and love are guaranteed. Food is delicious and you never gain an ounce. She left detailed instructions for her children and family to celebrate her mission here, which has now been completed.
1 The words of king Lemuel, the prophecy that his mother taught him.
2 What, my son? and what, the son of my womb? and what, the son of my vows?
3 Give not thy strength unto women, nor thy ways to that which destroyeth kings.
4 It is not for kings, O Lemuel, it is not for kings to drink wine; nor for princes strong drink:
5 Lest they drink, and forget the law, and pervert the judgment of any of the afflicted.
6 Give strong drink unto him that is ready to perish, and wine unto those that be of heavy hearts.
7 Let him drink, and forget his poverty, and remember his misery no more.
8 Open thy mouth for the dumb in the cause of all such as are appointed to destruction.
9 Open thy mouth, judge righteously, and plead the cause of the poor and needy.
10 Who can find a virtuous woman? for her price is far above rubies.
11 The heart of her husband doth safely trust in her, so that he shall have no need of spoil.
12 She will do him good and not evil all the days of her life.
13 She seeketh wool, and flax, and worketh willingly with her hands.
14 She is like the merchants' ships; she bringeth her food from afar.
15 She riseth also while it is yet night, and giveth meat to her household, and a portion to her maidens.
16 She considereth a field, and buyeth it: with the fruit of her hands she planteth a vineyard.
17 She girdeth her loins with strength, and strengtheneth her arms.
18 She perceiveth that her merchandise is good: her candle goeth not out by night.
19 She layeth her hands to the spindle, and her hands hold the distaff.
20 She stretcheth out her hand to the poor; yea, she reacheth forth her hands to the needy.
21 She is not afraid of the snow for her household: for all her household are clothed with scarlet.
22 She maketh herself coverings of tapestry; her clothing is silk and purple.
23 Her husband is known in the gates, when he sitteth among the elders of the land.
24 She maketh fine linen, and selleth it; and delivereth girdles unto the merchant.
25 Strength and honour are her clothing; and she shall rejoice in time to come.
26 She openeth her mouth with wisdom; and in her tongue is the law of kindness.
27 She looketh well to the ways of her household, and eateth not the bread of idleness.
28 Her children arise up, and call her blessed; her husband also, and he praiseth her.
29 Many daughters have done virtuously, but thou excellest them all.
30 Favour is deceitful, and beauty is vain: but a woman that feareth the LORD, she shall be praised.
31 Give her of the fruit of her hands; and let her own works praise her in the gates.