Annie Boyer-Johnson, born Annie Green, affectionately known as “Annie B,” “Ann,” “Nana” and “Big Nana” was born December 29, 1932, to the late Mann and Florence (Martin) Green in Crystal Springs, MS. She was the eighth of nine children. Her brothers Wilbur, Clifton, Terrell and one sister Vera Green Triplett all preceded her in going home to be with the Lord. Annie moved to Chicago in the 1940’s, where she completed her formal education at McKinley High School. Annie worked at Mount Sinai Hospital and also Dearborn Glass Company. While in Chicago she met and married Sherwood Boyer (predeceased) of Roswell, NM. They moved to Roswell, NM in 1956 and later to Albuquerque. From this union seven children were born; Candace Ann (predeceased), Sherwood (Albuquerque), Debra (Albuquerque), Roderick (Denver), Sheryl Ann (Daryl Williams, predeceased, of Phoenix), Valerye Lynn (Rodger Wells of Paradise Valley), and Darryl (Phoenix).
Annie, as a divorced mother of seven was very resourceful, talented and industrious while raising her children in Albuquerque. She was an exceptional cook and seamstress. She worked at University Heights Hospital starting out as a Certified Nursing Assistant and retired as a Unit Secretary in the Emergency Room. Annie met TD Johnson of Caryville, FL. They shared an amazing love and were married in 1994, until his passing in 1999.
Although Annie made sure that her children were raised in the church she did not come into a real relationship with Jesus Christ until about 1973. She attended and served at several churches through the years: Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church, Belen Missionary Baptist Church, and, Fellowship Baptist Church all in NM. Annie served faithfully as an usher and in hospitality. In 2009 Annie moved to Paradise Valley, AZ and became a member of The Historic Tanner Chapel AME Church in Phoenix.
She leaves to celebrate her life six of her seven children as well as children that she considered as hers, four siblings, Shellie (Lela of Las Vegas, NV), Kelly, Erma Curlett and Minnie Arrington, a sister-in-law Otis Green (all of Chicago, IL), 12 of her 14 Grandchildren, 15 Great-Grandchildren, one Great-Great Grandchild and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins other relatives and friends.