Anna Marie Young-Hooks

Anna Marie Young-Hooks
Anna Marie Young-Hooks

Anna Marie Young-Hooks was born November 27, 1928, in Meridian, Mississippi, to the late Bishop Roy Lee Young, Sr. and Estella Oatis-Young of Meridian, Mississippi. Anna transitioned peacefully on December 5, 2017. Days prior to her death she celebrated her 89th  birthday surrounded by family and friends.

Anna graduated in May 1946 from Mississippi Industrial College High School with honors. After graduation she attended Bennett College for Women in Greensboro, North Carolina.

Harrington and Anna were married in Holy Matrimony on January 25, 1948. From their love, the family grew with three children, Yolanda Marie, Harrington, Jr., & Derrick.

Anna worked at Georgetown University Hospital, Washington Hospital Center, Hadley Memorial Hospital, Nannie Helen Burroughs Private School as an office assistant and typist, and Carver Elementary School where she volunteered. Anna was also employed by the Bureau of Engraving & Printing under the Department of Treasury. She also worked with Headquarters, United States Marine Corps, Arlington, Va., as an administrative assistant to Colonel Thomas. She was presented a signed Certificate of Service for 16 and a half years in l971, By: Leonard F. Chapman, Jr., General, U. S. Marine Corps, Commandant of The Marine Corps.

Anna is preceded in death by the love of her life, Harrington Hooks, Sr. and two beloved children Yolanda Marie, and Harrington Hooks, Jr., and her siblings Margaret Young-Bass, and Roy Young, Jr.

Anna is survived by her son Derrick Hooks (Vanessa) of Fayetteville; six grandchildren: Anthony Hooks, Sr., Rodney Hooks, Leah Nicole, Aaron, and Elizabeth Rawlings, and London Williams-Hooks, three great-grandchildren, Anthony Hooks, Jr., Kennady Hooks, and Dorian Michelle Rawlings, son-in-law, Kerwin Rawlings, a loving and special niece Dr. Margaret K. Bass, sister-in-law, Sarah Hooks-Young and Elizabeth Hooks, and a host of many nieces and nephews.