We are deeply sorry for your loss - the staff at Wilson & Kratzer Mortuaries, Civic Center Chapel
Family and friends are invited to attend the services scheduled to honor the life of Annie V Brown-Dyas. A viewing will be held on Tuesday, July 12, 2022 from 11:00AM-2:00PM at Wilson & Kratzer Mortuaries- Civic Center Chapel located on 455 24th Street, Richmond, CA. A funeral service will be held on Wednesday, July 13, 2022 beginning promptly at 11:00AM at Beth Eden Missionary Baptist Church located on 1183 10th Street, Oakland, CA.
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Annie Veola Wynn Brown Dyas was born in Oak Ridge Louisiana on August 10, 1916 to the parents of Robert Lee Wynn and Lydia Burton Wynn Anderson.
Ann confessed Christ at age thirteen (13) and united with the Magnolia Baptist Church in Bastrop Louisiana. Reverend E.E. Hollis was the Pastor.
May 17, 1936, Ann graduated from the Morehouse Parish Training School. In May 1941, she graduated from Leland College Baton Rouge, LA with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Education and taught 6th grade for five (5) years at Morehouse Parish School. She continued to teach 6th grade at various elementary schools after moving to California, and retired after twenty-seven (27) years of service.
At Beth Eden Baptist Church, Ann served as Sunday School Teacher for more than 30 years. Teaching at Vacation Bible School was one of her favorite places to serve. She served as Dean of Christian Education for 10 years, Counselor Curriculum for the Black Churches of the West for 8 years, and she also served 8 years as Assistant Dean for the Home and Foreign Mission.
Ann leaves to cherish her memory her church family, Prayer Band, Sunday School mates, Lydia Circle W.M.S., Deacons, Trustees, as well as her two (2) sons, Deacon Edward Brown and Arnold Cleveland Lee Dyas (Sharon), two (2) grand-daughters Kimberli McKinzie and Ashley Dyas, two (2) grand-sons Kevin Fleming and Eric Coulter, three (3) great grand-sons Antoine, Ameer, and Alijah McKinzie. She also leaves to cherish her memories her nieces Audrey Clifton (Edward), and Susan McDaniel, many God children, nieces, nephews, and extended family.