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Annie Laura Campbell of Bellwood, IL, was born to Leberta Tarver and John A. Spencer in Beulah, Ms. She was born on February 19, 1937. She moved to Chicago, where she attended Farragut High School. At the age of 16, she met the love of her life, Andrew Lee Campbell, Sr. They were United in Holy Matrimony on October 17, 1953, and to this union six children were born.
Annie came to know Jesus Christ as her Lord and Savior at an early age and was a member of Freedom Baptist Church in Hillside, IL.
She had an experience in flying an airplane and was a self-employed licensed nail technician.
She worked for the United States Post Office until 1970. She later worked for GTE from 1970-1987. Annie finally retired from Indak Manufacturing Corporation in 1999.
After retirement, Annie devoted her time as caregiver for her husband who also died of dementia in 2012. She loved playing computer games (Pogo), bowling, playing cards, dancing, and baking. What Annie loved most of all was traveling around the world. She’s been to the Bahamas, Jamaica, Puerto Rico, Mexico, Virgin Island, Dominican Republic, Haiti, Belize, Grand Cayman Island and that’s just to name a few. Annie never had a passport but has cruised the world. She was a Platinum VIP member at Carnival Cruise Line. She traveled until her illness of dementia would not allow her to travel anymore as of October 2019.
Annie was a devoted: mother; grandmother; great grandmother; and great great grandmother. Annie lived to see five generations of her legacy. Though she was an only child, she leaves to cherish a huge family. She was also an honorary mama and grandma to many. Annie had a slender small body, but a large heart, a heart so large that everybody’s joy found welcome in it. Annie loved to gather with family and friends.
Annie made her transition on Sunday, May 29, 2022. Preceding her in death: her husband, Andrew Lee Campbell, Sr; her mother, Leberta Tarver; her father, John A. Spencer; her three sons, Andrew Lee Campbell, Jr., Gregory Campbell, and Michael Campbell; and one aunt who she affectionately called her sister/aunt, Geneva Clay (Aunt Gen).
Annie’s legacy of love lives on and her memories are cherished by her children: Wanda Denise Campbell-Young (Wendell) of Bellwood IL, Gwendolyn Campbell (Charles) of Schaumburg, IL., and Michelle Renee Campbell-Howze (Steve) of Schaumburg IL; one daughter-in-law, Anita. Chicago, IL; eleven grandchildren, Brandi Nichole Campbell (Deano), Valen Janai Campbell, Erin Loriel Duplessis (Steve), Robert Devon Campbell (Nicki), Justin Gregory Campbell (LaTasha), Ivan Jeremy Campbell, Courtney Michelle Campbell, Isaac Michael Mahone (Kaeyla), Wendell James Young II, William Andrew Young, and Derick Robinson Campbell; nineteen great grandchildren, Kyndal Chardè Campbell, Jalyn Loriel Campbell, Brandon Nicholas Heard, Kayla Jaliyah Campbell, Sean Phillip Campbell, Christopher Dean Heard, I’yanna Jamira Campbell, Imonie Chanel Campbell, Amieah Lavè Mahone, Janai Nicole Williams, Gwenyth Whitney Williams, Isaac Michael Mahone, Jr., Jayda Marie Campbell, Jaxson Roderick Campbell, Skylar Michelle Duplessis, Zariah Kaeyla Mahone, Taylor Nicole Campbell, Sevyn Raquel Duplessis, and Derick Robinson Hawkins-Campbell; one and only great great granddaughter, Khloe Reneè Scuefield; two brothers-in-law, Melvin Campbell of Chicago IL, and James Campbell (Aleks) of Naperville, IL; six sisters-in-law, Mattie Lindsey (Edmond) of Southaven, MS, Addie Shipp of Warren, MI, Rubye Barnett of Wheaton, IL, Elma Sims (Maurice) of Chicago, IL, Glenniece Martin (William) of Wheaton, IL, and Dorothy R. Campbell of Boynton Beach, FL; one uncle, Leander Tarver (Virginia) of Fort Wayne, IN; and a host of cousins, nieces, nephews, relatives, and friends.