of North Little Rock, AR
July 24, 1926 - October 14, 2020
Anna Mae Pace, 94, of North Little Rock died on Wednesday, October 14, 2020 at Lakewood Nursing Home.She is preceded in death by her loving husband of 62 years, Jollie Pace; her daughter, Louise Pace; her parents, Guy and Lena Hare; her sister, Sue Alexander and her infant brother, Roy Gilbert Hare.She is survived by her children: Vicki Wilson (Danny), Nancy Hutchinson (Donnie), Jay Pace (Walter), all of North Little Rock and Suzie Waldmann (John) of Camden. Other survivors include her brother, Guy Hare of Nixa, MO; her grandchildren: Jay and Kelley Cowley, Justin Cowley, Jennifer and Matt Pattillo and her eight great-grandchildren: Caleb, Shelby, Luke and Ethan Cowley and Maebry, Bruce, Wyatt and Lila Pattillo; and special nephews and nieces.Anna Mae was born on July 24, 1926 in Springfield, MO. During her early childhood, due to her father's work in construction, she never stayed in a school district for more than one year. She was valedictorian of her high school in Saint James, Missouri. She graduated from Southwest Missouri State with a degree in education. It was there that she met Jollie. After they were married, they moved to Gainesville, Missouri where she taught high school English and Math. In Gainesville, they formed friendships that would last a lifetime. In 1967, Jollie's career took them to North Little Rock. They found a church home at Levy Church of Christ. Anna Mae was a devoted member who taught Bible Class and faithfully visited the sick.She was the ultimate wife. She supported Jollie in his insurance career, his role as an elder in the church and through his sickness and death in 2010. They never went to bed angry. You could hear them discussing the day's events at night after they went to bed.She was the ultimate mother and memaw. She never showed favoritism, although when you were with her, you always felt like you were special. She once stated that the only heartbreaking time in her life had been her sweet daughter Louise's illness and death.She was the ultimate hostess. She had a talent for welcoming people into their home. It didn't matter if it was one person or 50, Anna Mae always made people feel at home. She hosted youth group activities, dinner parties for the elders and deacons, and wedding/baby showers.For the past two and a half years, she has been a much loved resident of Lakewood Nursing Home. The family is thankful to the staff for the care she was given.Funeral services will be held Saturday, October 17 at 11:00 A.M. at Levy Church of Christ, North Little Rock, Arkansas.Due to COVID restrictions, attendants are required to provide and wear masks.
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She will be missed, Anna Marie, was always friendly, charming, and cheerful, with simply each person,she would come into contact with. They don't make people like she and Jolie anymore.She was a rare breed of individual. Whom I was always happy to see!!
All of you are in my prayers. I have many wonderful memories and was very happy to be a part of their work family!
We are so sad for Anna Mae’s passing and yet so grateful that she was part of our lives. She was a wonderful woman who brought joy to everyone she touched, especially her family. We are thinking of you all with love & prayers. Your cousins. Betty, Kyle & Barbara.
To the family, I am so sorry for your loss. Heaven was just made a better place. Her smile couldn’t help but make you feel better,whatever you were going through. My mother was in the same nursing home that she was so I got to see her some. She taught bible school classes when I was a child. Good memories of her will keep her alive in a lot of people’s lives.
Sending love and hugs to you all. You all are in our thoughts and prayers.
Jay So sorry for your loss. She seemed precious at Lakewood where my mom was resident as well. Praying for you.
What a beautiful, precious, GRACIOUS lady. She truly was special and she truly was my "second mom". I even think she wanted to get that wooden spoon after me a few times!The pictures were wonderful; memories abundant. I wish circumstances were different and I could be at the memorial service. Would love to give each of you a big hug but hope you can feel it "virtually" (I'm beginning to hate that word!). I'm grateful for the deep and lasting friendship between our parents; miles could never break the bond. Louise will be my special friend forever. And when I think of the three of you, I feel a bond that warms my heart and makes me smile.Praying for peace. Love you guys! kat
Oh what a wonderful, beautiful Lady. Growing up next door to her in Gainesville Mo., I must say that she made the most tasty and invigorating pitcher of Kool Aid of anyone around. She and her home and family was indeed my home away from home. Always at their home, I was provided viddles and cool drinks as if I was her own. She was always such a warm person who was always teaching her girls and son lessons of life and schooling them too.....and some of that may have rubbed off on me. When I was on a bicycle pretending I was 'Evil Kenevil' and high jumping all the high fences and obstacles in and around our yards it was Anna Mae that had the "first lick with a fly swat" to attempt to change my dare devils ways first and a band aid second. I loved her dearly and her challenging beautiful Spirit that I was able to see daily. Anna Mae......thank you so much for your love and lovely spirit, it was the best of times for me. Thank you for not getting mad at me when we played and sang "Beach Boy" music on the piano instead of the lesson plan you had assigned the girls. It was indeed the best of times. I love and miss you Anna Mae....I so look forward to seeing you, Louise and JJ in Heaven.
Anna Mae was so kind and loving to our family. It was always such a joy to visit JJ and Anna Mae in their home. They always made you feel so special. They were a team throughout their life totally given to being Christlike in all things. She, JJ and Louise are now reaping their just reward in Heaven! Her example on this earth will be sorely missed but we know that today and forever she is in the arms of Jesus!
Dear Jay and family, I am so sorry for the loss of your mother, what a beautiful lady and soul. May God be with each of you during this difficult time in your lives.Much Love, Robin Rivers Johnson
I love you all. Your mom was like my second mom. She was a blessing to so many. God bless you all.
What a sweet Aunt to be blessed to have. We all loved her. RC and Josie
Jay, loved looking at the family photos with your Mom. You could tell that you come from a very loving family. I want you to know that my thoughts and prayers are with you all. I love you! Linda
What a beautiful video -- so many wonderful memories and loved ones. Our love and prayers are with all the family as they say goodbye to a beloved mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, aunt, sister and friend. Anna Mae was one of the rare ones -- loved by absolutely everyone who knew her. And that positively includes us!
I’m so sorry to hear of her death. I know she’s enjoying a joyous reunion with her loved ones at this moment!