ANNIE MAE SETTLES ROYSTER was born on March 18, 1948, in Halifax County, North Carolina, to the late Rallie Settles and Estelle Lynch Settles. She answered God’s summon to eternal rest and peace on Friday, November 16, 2018, at Mariah Parham Health in Henderson, North Carolina.
Annie’s formal education was received in the Halifax County Public School System.
On June 29, 1996, she was united in marriage to George Lenwood Royster, and they enjoyed twenty-two years of love and happiness.
Annie enjoyed fishing and playing Bingo. She loved her family dearly and always made sure that everyone was taken care of. Her grandchildren and great-grandchildren meant the world to her, and she embraced them all with warmth and love.
Those remaining to forever treasure the precious memory of her life and love are her husband, George Lenwood Royster of the home; two daughters, Judy Mae Shearin of Raleigh, NC, and Bernice Marie Shearin of Henderson, NC; three sons, Herman Shearin (Adrienne) of Soul City, NC, and Michael Shearin and Eddie Shearin both of Henderson, NC; eleven grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; one brother, Mitchell Settles of Red Oak, NC; one aunt, Lenora “Bonnie” Hedgepeth of Littleton, NC; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends who will all miss her earthly presence.
Funeral services will be held at 1:00 P.M. on Tuesday, November 20, 2018, in the chapel of Robinson Funeral Home, 215 US Highway 158, Littleton, NC. Pastor Ervin Davis will deliver the eulogy, and burial will follow in the Lynch Family Cemetery, Hollister, NC. The body will repose at the funeral home from 12:00 Noon – 8:30 P.M. and the family will receive friends from 6:00 – 8:00 P.M. on Monday, November 19, 2018.