Annie Ruth Wilford

Annie Ruth Wilford was born in Coldwater, MS on April 12, 1945, the oldest child of Samuel and Eartha (Todd) Lesure. She is a 1963 Graduate of Mt. Vernon Township High School. Annie continued her education at St. Paul Tech with a specialty in nursing.  She lived and worked in the Minnesota area for over 30 years as a Nurse and Bus Monitor until she retired here in Mt. Vernon. Mrs. Wilford was preceded in death by her first husband, Bobbie Joe Wilkes; parents, Samuel and Eartha (Todd) Lesure; grandson, LeevellLesure-Thomas; and nephews, Mark and Demetrius Housely. Annie is survived by her husband, James Wilford; children, Angel Thomas, of Mt. Vernon, Monte Lesure, AntwoneRenfrow, Jaronda (Willie) Washington, of St. Paul, Minnesota and Bobbie Valdez Wilkes of Centralia, IL; sisters, Jessie Bee Huggins, Shirley (Tanya) Young of Youngstown, OH, Betty Mckinney of Indianapolis, IN, Bobbie Ruth (Rufas) Milsap and Melba Renee(Johnnie) McCaskill, Jenneal (Robert) Whiteside of Mt. Vernon; brother, Eugene(Renee) Todd; special sisters, Marie Clayton, and Nina Reed; special son, Oscar Brown of Mt. Vernon; special daughter,Sanetta Rudder of Centralia, IL; a host of grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.  She was a member of Lively Stone Apostolic Church. A Funeral Service will be held Thursday, June 1, 2017 at 12:00 P.M. at Lively Stone Apostolic Church in Mount Vernon, Illinois with Pastor Allen E. Rudd, Sr. officiating. Interment will follow at Mount Vernon Memorial Gardens in Woodlawn, Illinois. Arrangements have been entrusted to the care of Hughey Funeral Home where you may call (618) 242-3348 or visitwww.hugheyfh.comfor further information and to send condolences.