Obituary of Annie Polnett
Annie Lois Polnett, a#ectionately known as Annie P. (the Brick House),
was born on October 7, 1936, in Union Springs, Alabama, to the late Colonel & Mahala Parker.
She was married to the late Rev. Willie Lee Polnett.
Annie P, like all Southerners who wanted a better life journeyed North from Alabama in
the late 60’s where she settled in Long Beach, NY. As a longtime resident of Long Beach,
before she moved to Roosevelt, she was employed at Beach Terrace Nursing Care Center, as a
Certified Nursing Assistant until her retirement
She gave her life to Christ at an early age, where she served as a Choir Member at the Mt.
Zion Community Church, were the late Rev A.W. Young was the pastor. She loved music and
especially Gospel music. Her favorite artists were; Aretha Franklin, the Commodores, Kirk
Franklin, John P Kee, Carlton Pearson, Live at Azusa, The Williams Brothers, James Cleveland,
“This Too Will Pass” and last but not least “The Gospel Sons.” Annie P, loved to hear The
Gospel Sons sing to the glory of God, where her late brother, Deacon Rufus Parker was one of
the Lead Vocalist.
For we know that if our earthly house of this tabernacle were dissolved, we have a
building of God, a house not made with hands, eternal in the heavens. Annie Lois Polnett fought
a good fight, she finished her course and she kept the faith. She is at rest now eternal in the
heavens. She left a legacy of Strength and love for her family.
Annie Lois Polnett, is preceded in death by her Father and Mother Colonel, Sr. and
Mahala Parker (2) sons Willie Dewayne Polnett and Darryl Polnett, (1) Grandson La Keem
Thomas, (5) Sisters, Julia, Catherine, Ida, Katie and Carolyn, (2) Brothers Colonel, Jr. and
Rufus. She Leaves to celebrate not mourn (5) daughters, Patricia, Doreen, Jacquelyn, Jennifer
(Glynn) and Mitzi (Keith), 19 Grandchildren, 37 Great Grandchildren, 9 Great Great
Grandchildren. (2) Sisters Annette and Mattie Parker, (2) Brothers Ralph Parker, Robert Parker
and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends.
Mom, we will cherish the memories of you!