Anna Loraine Dennis


Anna Loraine Dennis, 83 of China Spring, passed away on Friday, October 21, 2016, surrounded by her loving family.

Visitation: Monday, October 24, 2016 from 6:00PM to 7:00PM at Lake Shore Funeral Home, 5201 Steinbeck Bend in Waco.

Service of Celebration: Anna’s life and her legacy of family will be held on Tuesday, October 25, 2016 at 10:00AM at Lake Shore Funeral Home in Waco with Pastor Greg Moore officiating

Burial: Patrick Cemetery in China Spring. Pallbearers will be Kade Matheson, Steven Willis, Chris Willis, William Willis, Brandon Garrett, Cody Ramburger, Zach Ramburger, Bobby Robinson and Justin Garrett. Honorary Pallbearers will be T. Jai Leathers, Jerry Buro and Albert Cruz.

Anna was born August 19, 1933 in McGregor, Texas to the late Tom Tillman and Artie Opal Waters Riley. Anna was self-employed for many years and later worked for numerous years at Griff’s Grill & Café, as a cook. She was an avid Texas Rangers fan, never missing a game and rooting for her team. Spending time with her family was Anna’s passion in life, they brought her great joy. She also enjoyed her books, solving a good word puzzle, working jigsaw puzzles with her grandson, going camping and traveling to Louisiana to the casinos. Anna is preceded in death by her parents, Tom and Artie Riley; her first husband and father of her children, William Hardy Willis in 1999; her second husband, Alfred Clark Dennis in 1985; her four siblings, Tom Riley, Jr., Doris Holland, Evelyn Jackson, and Irene Sommerfeld; and her granddaughter, Jessica Willis.

Anna leaves behind to cherish her memory and continue legacy of family are her six children, Evelyn Gatlin and her husband Larry, George Willis, William Willis and his wife Cindy, Mary Robinson, Peggy Ramburger and her husband Matt, and Betty “JoJo” Matheson and her husband Kenny; sister, Opal Marsh; 21 grandchildren, 41 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; her special furry companions, “Little Girl” and “Little Man”; along with a host of other loving family and friends. She is a loving and special spirit and will be truly missed.

Anna’s family would like to give a special thanks to her Providence Hospice Care Team, Dr. Brown and Nurse Rita.

Anna’s family will gather after the graveside service for a further time of sharing of memories and a meal at China Spring Tabernacle, 127 Ford Street, China Spring, they welcome you to join them for this time of fellowship.

Contact Information:

Lake Shore Funeral Home & Cremation Services

5201 Steinbeck Bend Dr
Waco, TX 76708
United States (US)
Phone: (254) 752-5900

Place of Service: Lake Shore Funeral Home Chapel , 5201 Steinbeck Bend; Waco, TX 76708

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  1. May God keep you wrapped in his arms and comfort yall during this most difficult time.

    May God keep you wrapped in his arms and comfort yall during this most difficult time.

  2. Praying God will keep his arms around you and comfort you during this most difficult time.

  3. Shirley and Dennis Taylor

    We will miss you dearly Aunt Ann! Thoughts and prayers sent to the whole family

  4. Carolyn Thiele Jackson

    So sorry for your loss….a true Angel recieved her wings…love y’all and will keep you all my prayers….Carolyn Thiele Jackson…

  5. Very sorry to hear about the passing of this sweet lady. Sending love and prayers to her loved ones.
    Jerry and Terry Holt

  6. Anna was a very nice lady. Prayers go out to the family. She will be missed on earth but forever in your hearts. Peggy Blake

  7. Ann was a very loving mother grandmother an great an great great grandmother an she loved her family very very much she will be dearly missed sprout your wings an fly with Angels

  8. So sorry for your loss. Thank you for allowing us to help care for her.

  9. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you at this difficult time…May the Lord bless you with love and peace…The Questelle Family ?

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