A beloved and truly great southern lady, Anna Bell Justus was called home June 19th, 2021. She was 91 years old.
Anna Bell was born to Tate Black and Bertha (Saine) Black on February 3rd, 1930 in Lumpkin County and grew up surrounded by strong and beautiful mountains, rivers, and streams that she always loved. One of her favorite pastimes was simply riding through the forested roads of North Georgia to admire them. She loved being outdoors and could often be found tending to her flowers or taking delight in the wild birds who would come to visit her. She had a joyful spirit. She loved to laugh, would often do so at herself, and the sound would bring joy to those who were able to hear it. She was drawn like a magnet to children and young people and could not resist trying to play with them or make them smile…and they always smiled back at her innocent charms. She was generous and tireless in her efforts to help those who were vulnerable and poor in body or spirit, the elderly and frail.
Most of all, Anna Bell loved and took pride in her family. She marveled at the talents of her many brothers and sister, took enormous pride in the accomplishments of her children, and perhaps most of all she found pure joy in spending time with her grandchildren and great grandchildren, all of whom adored her.
She was humble and filled with faith. A kinder, gentler soul the world has never known.
Anna Bell has reunited with her brothers William “Willie” Black, Vernon Black, Dewey Black, John Verlon “Bud” Black, Bill Black, and their sister Maybell Gaddis. She is survived by her sister Fannie Satterfield, her daughters Gail Justus and Teresa Justus, her son Keith Justus, and their children and grandchildren; Erick Jones, Kyle Jones, Austin Justus, Easton Justus Bajsec, Tate Justus, Jasmine Reid, Alexis Reid, Nola Ray Bajsec, and Fenix Tate Bajsec.
The family is planning a celebration of her life in the autumn when the leaves begin to turn.
For anyone wishing to honor her memory, donations would be appreciated to The Community Helping Place, where she served as the food pantry manager for many years (P.O. Box 712, Dahlonega GA 30533 attn: Jules.) Also, donations to Foothills Retirement Home (264 Meyers Chance Rd, Dahlonega, GA 30533, attn: Glenda Weaver) would be helpful as they continue their excellent care to the frail and elderly in our community.