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Ann Champion

December 19, 1925 — December 31, 2015

Ann Champion

Anna Ruth Bly Champion was the only child born to Claxton and Davie Crockett Bly on December 19, 1925, in Greenville, Texas. She attended and graduated from Greenville ISD. Ann went to Wylie College in Marshall, Texas, and after graduation she became an educator. In 1952, she married Harry Glen Champion of Commerce. They had one daughter, Andre, who preceded her in death. They resided in Commerce and were both educators in the Commerce school district, where she taught for over 50 years.

During her career as an educator, Ann touched many lives. She was a cheerleader for education, and she paved the way for her students to reach for the sky and achieve their full potential. Ann had a passion for service to God and her community. She was committed to her church and her beloved "Meals on Wheels".

She leaves to mourn her passing cousins, Herschell Williams and Melva Hill of Greenville, Yvonne Carter of Dallas, a special niece Tara Whitlock of South Carolina, several other nieces, nephews, and a host of friends.

Ann was preceded in death by her parents, her husband and daughter.

Visitation will be on Friday, January 8, 2016, from 12:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. at Jones-Walker & Son Funeral Home in Commerce.

Funeral Services will be on Saturday, January 9, 2016, at 11:00 a.m. at Mount Moriah Baptist Church in Commerce.

Interment service follows church service.


Friday, January 08, 2016
12:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Jones-Walker & Son Funeral Home and Cremation Service
1209 Live Oak Street
Commerce, Texas 75428

Funeral Service

Saturday, January 09, 2016
11:00 AM

Mount Moriah Baptist Church
1201 Champion Ln
Commerce, Texas 75428

Interment Service

Saturday, January 09, 2016
12:00 PM

Rosemound Cemetery
607 Sycamore Street
Commerce, Texas 75428

Interment service follows church service.

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