Annette Powell Ferrell, age 69 passed away after her courageous battle with heart disease on Monday, February 27, 2012 at the home of her daughter. She was surrounded by the presence of her family at the time of her death. Annette was born on January 11, 1943 in Deland Florida.
Annette dedicated her life to her family, pets and special needs children. She drove a school bus for Gadsden County and worked at Gretchen Everhart School until her retirement. She also worked as an EMT with Gadsden County. She will truly be missed by all that loved her.
She is survived by her daughters Shirley Jackson and husband Terry, Sherryl Mercer and husband Tony, Connie Miranda and husband Chris, Cassie Powell and partner Rusty Owens. She is also survived by her sisters Paula Davis and husband Darnell, Brenda Potter and husband Randal, Debra Sansom and a brother, Michael Flournoy and wife Kelli. Other survivors include seventeen grandchildren and twelve great grandchildren and a host of nieces and nephews. She was proceeded in death by her mother Louise Flournoy, father Albert Cox, stepfather Paul Flournoy, niece Dawn Shepard Jensen and nephew Eric Shepard.
Annette chose to donate her body to science research so there will be no viewing. The family had a celebration of her life on Saturday, March 3 2PM at Antioch Baptist Church, Lake Talquin (Quincy). The family will be accepting visitors and plants at the home of her daughter and son in law Connie and Chris Miranda at 536 Drake Acres Road, Quincy, FL.
Memorial donations may be made to the American Heart Association Memorial Page http://honor.americanheart.org/goto/AnnettePowell.Ferrell or by mail P.O. Box 840692, Dallas TX 75284-0692, St Jude Children’s Hospital, Big Bend Hospice and in honor of her daughter Shirley Jackson’s cancer battle, donations can be made to Lewis Hall Oncology Center 919 South Broad Street, Thomasville Georgia 31792.