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Annie Fonseca

Annie Marie "Mother Love" Fonseca (Falls)

Monday, January 15th, 1934 - Sunday, December 1st, 2019
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Mrs. Annie Marie Falls Fonseca, 85, of 111 Sweetwater Drive, was born in Iredell County on January 15, 1934, and was the daughter of the late Robert Michael Falls and Gladys Marie Waddell Falls. She departed this life on Sunday, December 1, 2019, at the Gordon Hospice House following an extended illness. She was preceded in death by two daughters, Tawanda Fonseca and Loretta Michelle Fonseca Edgerton and a brother, Ollie Lackey. She was married to Edward Fonseca for over 57 years, who survives.
She attended Morningside High School and was employed by Flex Knit at one time as a Sewing Machine Operator. She was also known by many for her clothing store, Mother Love’s Boutique Clothing Store. She was a member of New Life Missionary Baptist Church.
In addition to her husband, Edward Fonseca, she leaves to cherish the memory of her life her children, Billette Hewitt of Statesville, Gladys “Robbie” Davis and James “Jimmy” (Virginia) Lowery, both of Atlanta, GA, Edward Ray Fonseca of New Bedford, MA, Terry Williams of Florida, Edward Roy Fonseca, Jr. and Joseph “Mike” Fonseca, both of Statesville; two sisters-in-law, Shirley Suppienet and Delores Fonseca, both of New Bedford, MA; fifteen grandchildren, James “Pete” (Lisa) Davis of Atlanta, GA, Deidre Hewitt of Lenoir, Willie “Paul” Davis, Jr. of Atlanta, Ga, James “Pee Wee” (Mexico) Nesbit of Columbia, SC, Teresa Stamp Holmes of Taylorsville, Tisha Hewitt Augustus and Kenneth “A.J.” (Shontae) Edgerton, both of Statesville, Vanessa Louis and LeJon Louis, both of San Jose, CA, Tia Edgerton and Kia Edgerton, both of Statesville, Joseph Fonseca, Kelly Fonseca, both of San Jose, CA and Kaylee Fonseca, of Mooresville and Lawson Fonseca of Statesville; fifteen great grandchildren; five great great grandchildren; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives, church family, neighbors and friends.
Celebration of Life Services will be conducted Thursday, December 5, 2019, at 1:00 p.m. at New Life Missionary Baptist Church. Reverend Donald Brown will officiate and Reverend Ivan Cowan, Pastor will deliver the eulogy. Mrs. Fonseca will remain at Rutledge and Bigham Funeral Home until taken to the church to lie in state at 11:30 a.m. Members of the family will receive from 12:00 p.m. until 1:00 p.m., but will assemble at the residence at other times.
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  • Visitation

    Thursday, December 5th, 2019 | 12:00pm - 1:00pm
    Thursday, December 5th, 2019 12:00pm - 1:00pm
    New Life Missionary Baptist Church
    571 South Main Street
    TROUTMAN, NC 28166
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  • Service

    Thursday, December 5th, 2019 | 1:00pm
    Thursday, December 5th, 2019 1:00pm
    New Life Missionary Baptist Church
    571 South Main Street
    TROUTMAN, NC 28166
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Reverend Ivan Cowan


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Rick Labuda

Posted at 07:19pm
We are so sorry to learn of Mrs. Fonseca's passing. She will be remembered as a kind, caring and wonderful friend. Always ready to help and assist in her very gentle way. I worked at Flexnit for several years and came to know her as someone very special and one you could always count on. She was trusted by management to perform tasks and help out in a supervisory capacity as necessary. She and her family will be remembered in our prayers.
Rick and Jean Labuda

Vivian Williams

Posted at 07:52pm
Billette, we were so sorry to hear of the passing of your mother. Odell and I send our deepest sympathy.
Odell and Vivian

DeVaughn Nesbit-Johnson(Gerrald) & Family

Posted at 06:50pm
In grief we give. We celebrate the the live you lived. You have been an inspiration throughout your life. Living as a free sparrow. Now you fly free.
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Posted at 07:53am
Mrs. Annie "Mother Love" Fonseca was a very beautiful women and will be dearly missed. Sending my deepest condolences to the family. May you find peace knowing that our Heavenly Father will comfort you. (2 Corinthians 1:3,4) during this sad time. We look forward to seeing his promises at Revelation 21:3,4 being fulfilled when death, sorry, and pain will be a thing of the past, and one day we will be reunited with our Loved ones. Many prayers are with you.

Bradley E . Caldwell

Posted at 11:02am
The Lord will take care of you. Another mother and friend has gone to get her reward, and now resides in that much needed mansion Jesus has prepared just for her. Marie was the additional mother to all 6 Caldwell kids back in the 1960's and continued to nurture us through life . Thank you Mama , and enjoy your rest..

Bradley E. Caldwell , Charlotte, NC and The Caldwell Family

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