Ardmore United Methodist Church
630 South Hawthorne Road, Winston-Salem, NC 27103
Sunday, Mar 19, 2017
Oct 04, 1918 - Dec 23, 2016
Anne Wynn Burkett Ansley passed away peacefully in hospice care early Friday morning, December 23, 2016. She was 98 years young.
Anne was married to Marvin R. Ansley, Jr. of Hapeville, Georgia after high school. Marvin's job with the Illinois Central Rail Road brought them to Winston-Salem in 1954. When her children were in Junior High School she went to work for the private ophthalmology practice of Dr. L. Byerley Holt until her retirement.
Anne remained an avid bridge player, an active participant in a neighborhood Bible study, and a voracious reader. She loved completing all of the puzzles in the daily paper. She remained independent in her own home, mentally and physically fit until her hospitalization in mid-December.
She and Marvin developed lifelong friendships with members of their Sunday School class at Ardmore United Methodist Church. This group of families enjoyed camping, pot luck dinners and vacations together for decades.
She was a role model for living life -- positive, humble, but not afraid to speak her mind. As she lived through the Depression, she always appreciated a simple lifestyle.
She is preceded in death by her parents, her husband and her sister Lou Smith.
Anne is survived by daughter Lee Ansley of Winston-Salem and son Ray Ansley (Beth) of Raleigh; grandsons Matthew Ansley (Kristina) of Muskego, Wisconsin, Justin Ansley (Jessica) of Bainbridge Island, Washington, and Taylor Ansley (Katherine) of Winston-Salem; and six great grandchildren. She was dearly loved and will be missed by all, but she was confident in Jesus and looked forward to reuniting with her husband in heaven.
A memorial service will be held at Ardmore United Methodist Church at 2:00 PM on Sunday March 19, 2017. Memorial gifts may be made to the Anne Ansley Memorial Fund, Ardmore United Methodist Church, 630 South Hawthorne Road, Winston-Salem, NC 27103.
Online condolences may be sent to www.salemfh.com.
I have such very fond memories of "Mrs. Ansley" -- as all of us Johnson kids called her. I remember her for her kindness, sweetness, and always pleasant smile. As her obituary said, "She was a role model for living life -- positive, humble, but not afraid to speak her mind." And I remember her exactly that way. Our family shared so many good times with Mrs. Ansley and her family -- camping trips, church events, and neighborhood gatherings. I am very thankful that she was such a positive presence in my childhood and in my life. And I'm sure she had such a positive influence on her large family.