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Annie Mills Cheston was born November 5, 1925, in Jones County, N.C. to the late Climent V. and Lena K. Mills. Annie attended Trenton High School, Trenton, N.C.  After graduating, she moved to Washington, D.C. to begin her adult life.  She later returned to Jones County and married the late William O. Cheston. They were married for 49 years. Annie worked at several retail establishments and retired from her primary employer, Lincoln Financial Group (formerly Jefferson Pilot), in 1990 after working tirelessly for 29 years.  

In 1963, Annie joined United Institutional Baptist Church, serving faithfully for 56 years until her health would no longer permit.  During her service, she was co-chair of the Deaconess Board, member of the Usher Board, treasurer of the Ladies Aide Club, member of the Senior Choir and member and former leader of Ward 4.  United and its members always had a very special place in her heart. Annie leaves a multitude of family and friends who will always cherish her memory. Homegoing service will be held at United Institutional Baptist Church, 802 East Market Street, Greensboro, NC 27401. 12-1pm Visitation. Homegoing service at 1pm.

The family requests, in lieu of flowers, please send donations in memory of Annie Mills Cheston to: Duke Cancer Institute;710 West main Street; Suite 200; Durham, NC 27701


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  • Monday, August 5, 2019
    Our staff will continue to keep your family in our prayers. We thank you for allowing us to serve your family.
    ~ Perry J. Brown Funeral Home
  • Monday, August 5, 2019
    My deepest sympathies to the family of Mrs. Annie Cheston. May God grant you the strength to endure the days, weeks and months ahead.
    ~ Dorothy Davis Parker   Faison, NC
  • Monday, August 5, 2019
    Theresa, Bryant, Langston and Chundra Moore and the Cheston family our thoughts and prayers are with you during this most difficult time.
    ~ Karen Davis Wright   Greensboro, NC
  • Tuesday, August 6, 2019
    Bryant and Theresa, Our heart and prayers are with you as you comes to terms with the passing of Theresa's mother. May God's loving presence comfort you,His perfect peace restore you, and His promise of eternal life sustain you during this time of loss. May you be consoled by the Words of Jesus as recorded in Matthew 5:4: "Blessed are they that mourn: for they shall be comforted." We are just a call away if you need us. In Sympathy and Love, Troy and Brenda
    ~ Troy and Brenda Dixon   Raleigh, NC
  • Wednesday, August 7, 2019
    Mrs. Annie will be miss. She took care of me as her own while I was in college at NC A&T Univ. Her love was so comforting I always knew I had an angel watching over me. Now she just has her wing. Love you and I will miss you.
    ~ Worthell and Sheila kornegay   Laurel