Annie Mae DuganoFebruary 21, 1940 ~ October 22, 2019 (age 79)
The beloved Annie Mae Dugano was born February 21, 1940 to the late Vetta Shaw and Wilson Douglas, Sr. “Honey”, as she was fondly called by family and friends, enjoyed fishing, singing, loving on people, and sharing her passion for Christ.
Annie Mae confessed Christ at an early age and joined St. Paul Missionary Baptist Church, where she served as an usher for many years. After she became married and her family grew, Annie changed her fellowship to Jerusalem in the Bend Missionary Baptist Church, where she served as a member of the choir and usher board. Once she relocated from the rural area of East Carroll Parish to within the city limits, Annie joined Central Baptist Church Number 1, where she answered her calling to serve on the Mother’s Board until her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, called her home. Annie Mae Dugano truly loved talking and singing about Jesus Christ, for she preached about his goodness and mercy everywhere she went. Her passion for Christ didn’t go unnoticed, for she established and managed her very own youth choir, Order by Faith.
Annie Mae received her formal education from the East Carroll Parish Training School and G.W. Griffin. Due to her love for learning, she continued to take courses in various subjects, simply because she loved to learn.
To earn her way in the world, while being a proud mother of 11 children, Annie Mae wore the entrepreneur hat, for she was the owner of several small businesses including being an Avon & Blaire representative, Fun House Arcade, and Annie’s Snack Shack. There wasn’t a job that was too hard for Ms. Annie to do. Along with managing her own household of 13, she worked as a housekeeper at Cypress Manor Nursing Home and as an assembly line worker for Allen Canning Company.
Annie Mae Dugano was preceded in death by her parents, Vetta Shaw and Wilson Douglas, Sr.; her husband, Roosevelt Dugano, Sr.; three sisters, Virgil Buchanan, Selena James, and Gertrude Bolden; her brother, Wilson Douglas, Jr.; her son, James Dugano; and grandchildren, Jason Dugano, Kenyan Lamar Dugano, and Amarion Reynolds; and one great-grandchild Daylon Dugano.
She leaves to cherish her memories: five daughters, Rosie Harvey McDaniel, Georgia Dugano, Clara Dugano, Mary Ann Dugano King of Lake Providence, LA, and Gertilee Dugano Lee (Willie) of Monroe, LA; five sons, Curtis Dugano, Roosevelt Dugano of Tallulah, LA, Robert Dugano, Morris Dugano of Lake Providence, LA, and Edward Earl Dugano of Seattle, Washington; four sisters, Vetta Johnson, Margaret Bush, Jessie Murray of Indianola, MS, and Rosemary McFadden of Minneapolis, MN; one brother, Manuel Douglas of Florida City, FL; two sons-in-law, Kenneth Wayne King of Lake Providence, LA and Willie Lee of Monroe, LA, 24 grandchildren; 27 great-grandchildren; and a host of friends, nieces, nephews, and cousins