Annie Beck Annie Cornelius Beck passed peacefully from this world with her niece, Teresa Shields, by her side on Saturday evening, January 25, 2014, after several recent bouts of pneumonia. Annie was born May 4, 1932, in Pittsylvania Co., VA, the youngest child of the late Willie Leonard Beck and Macie Eva Aaron Beck. After the death of her mother in May 1959, Annie lived with her sister, Esther and her husband, Paul Moore. Two weeks after the death of their mother, Macie, Esther gave birth to Teresa. Annie always referred to Teresa as "Her Resa." Teresa was not only Annie's niece, but her childhood playmate, and life long companion. After the death of Annie's sister, Esther, Teresa assumed the role of Annie's primary caregiver visiting most every day and being Annie's person until Annie took her last breath. The last 10 years of Annie's life were spent at Roman Eagle Rehabilitation and Health Care Center where she received extraordinary love and care. She was greatly loved and blessed and could not have had better care. Annie is also survived by Teresa's husband, Frank; and their children, Stuart and Chelsea Shields. She is survived by one sister, Syble Keatts of Cascade, VA; and one brother, Samuel Beck of Broadway, VA. She was predeceased by three brothers, Woodrow, Elmo and Chester Beck; and two sisters, Ruth Bryant and Esther Moore. Annie attended the First Pentecostal Holiness Church until she moved to assisted living at which time Hillcrest Baptist Church embraced her and brought her into their fellowship. Annie never met a stranger and had so many people that loved her. We cannot begin to express our gratitude to all those that showered Annie with love and attention over the years. Many of whom we do not even know to acknowledge, but God knows and may God richly bless you for your kindness. There will be a celebration of Annie's life with a reception to follow at 2 p.m. Saturday, March 15, 2014, at Roman Eagle Rehabilitation and Health Care Center, 2526 North Main St., Danville, VA. 24540. The family requests that in lieu of flowers, donations be made to Roman Eagle Activities Department in Annie's memory in appreciation of all the joy and fellowship they provided her over her 10 years at Roman Eagle. Norris Funeral Services, Inc. and Crematory, Mt. Hermon Chapel, 3995 Franklin Tpk., Danville, is serving the family. Online condolences may be made at www.norrisfuneral.com.
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