Annella Othello Cummings Dies at 81

Annella Othello Cummings

Annella Othello Cummings, also known as “Girlie” and “The Sunshine Nurse,” of Estate Strawberry died on Tuesday, Aug. 21. She was 81 years old.

She is survived by her daughters: Gloria Thomas, JoAnne Nanton and DeAnne Cummings-Scott; sons: Carlos Joseph Othello, James Cummings Jr. and Anselm Cummings; grandchildren: Alicia Moore, Carlos Joseph (“CJ”) Othello, Brandon Thomas, Micah Thomas, Robert Nanton II, James (“Jimmy”) Cummings, Robert Michael Cummings, Joseph Cummings, Zion Ahmani Cummings, Emmanuel Scott and David Scott; six great-grandchildren; and sisters: Angela Othello and Myrtle Mulrain.

She is also survived by her brother, Henderson Othello; nieces: Althea Dorsett, Genevieve Williams, Deborah Dorsett, Annette Dorsett, Michelle Othello, Angela Lewis, Kemba Eletu, Sharon Othello, Sharon (“Afie”) Othello and Keisha Othello; nephews: Anthony Dorsett, André Dorsett, Sheldon Othello, Darryl Othello, Ken Othello, Curt Othello and Abdul Eletu; and aunt, Pearl Othello.

Other survivors include uncles: Fitzroy Othello and Nelson Othello; daughter-in-law, Corette Cummings (wife of James Cummings Jr.); sons-in-law: Kenneth Thomas (husband of Gloria Thomas) and Robert Nanton (husband of JoAnne Nanton); sister-in-law, Veronica Othello; special friends: John Weeks (Evangelist), Leroy and Olivette Hamilton; as well as other relatives and friends too numerous to mention.

The viewing will take place at 9 a.m. followed by a funeral service at 10 a.m., Monday, Sept. 3, at James Memorial Funeral Chapel. Interment will be at Kingshill Cemetery.

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