Homegoing celebration services for Annie Mae Loud will be held Saturday, June 4, 11 a.m. at the New Friendship with Pastor Daryl Clark, officiating. Interment will follow at the Old Castor Cemetery.
Program Scripture: And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain; for the former things are passed away. Revelation 21:4
Sister Annie Mae Loud entered this life on Nov. 19, 1930 and departed on May 29, 2016. She was born to the late John Jenkins and Lucille Loud Sims. She was the last living sibling of her father and mother. She joined the church and came to know God at an early age beginning with Galilee Baptist Church in Dubberly. Later in life she joined New Friendship Baptist Church in Castor under the late Pastor Walter Watson where she remained a faithful member until health issues limited her mobility.
She was joined in holy matrimony to Cleveland Loud Sr. on Nov. 21, 1953 and to this union six children were born. She was preceded in death by two of her children, Mildred Louise Loud and Samuel Milton Loud and her husband Cleveland Loud Sr.
She loved life and lived it with joy and love daily. She loved to fish, farm, sew and quilt, travel, cook, spend quality time with family and friends and she never met a stranger because she treated everyone with true southern hospitality. As long as you were respectful everyone was welcomed in her home. Her smile and laughter made anyone feel better because it was genuine and heartfelt, she will be missed dearly.
She leaves four children to cherish her memory, Edith Redding (David) of Castor, Cleveland Loud Jr. of Castor, James Loud (Marilyn) of Gibsland and Michael Loud (Francis) of Minden. She also has a host of grandchildren and great-grandchildren, great-grea-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.
We can only hope that we that knew her can touch as many lives with love and joy and follow the example of love, humility and forgiveness that she has shown those in her life.
The family would like to thank Christus Highland Hospital, Fresinius Health, Ringgold Rehab and Nursing Care, Aimee Hospice, Professional Home Health and all others that were involved in her care.
Visitation will be held Friday, June 3 in the chapel of Kennon’s Mortuary from 10 a.m. until 7 p.m. with family hour from 6 until 7 p.m. Services are entrusted to Kennon’s Mortuary. Email condolences may be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.