Mrs. Annie Grace Poole Wrenn, age 93, of Vidalia, died Wednesday, May 10, 2023, at Meadows Park Health and Rehabilitation Center in Vidalia after an extended illness. Mrs. Wrenn was known to her family and friends as “Grace”. She was born in Blountstown, Florida and lived most of her life in Vidalia. From an early age she had a love for music; she played the guitar and sang, and even sang on the radio and with numerous bands. Her dream was to sing at the Grand Ole Opry. At the age of eighteen, she met Edmund E. Wrenn, Sr., who at the time was in the army and home on leave, on a blind date, set up by Edmund’s sister, Alberta. The two later married and their marriage lasted for fifty-one years until Mr. Edmund’s passing in 2000. They had three sons, Steve, Gene, and Kenny Wayne. Grace and Edmund moved to Macon, where she worked in the Emergency Room. She took great pride in the years she worked for the hospital. Mrs. Grace was the first person people would come to if someone was sick or needed care. She also used her medical experience to deliver her granddaughter. Her husband Edmund was an independent truck driver and she spent many years on the road with him. During that time, she would use the long hours on the road to write songs. Over the years, she filled numerous notebooks with gospel songs that expressed her love for the Lord. She was a member of Mt. Zion Baptist Church, which her grandfather, Lilluet Mosley, was influential in its founding. She loved her family and taught all of them unconditional love. She was a loving and caring mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She is preceded in death by her husband; a son, Edmund E. Wrenn, Jr.; parents, Ellie Poole and Tressie Mosley Gordy; and a brother, Herman Poole.
Her family includes two sons, Stephen M. Wrenn and wife, Dorothy of Vidalia and Kenneth Wayne Wrenn of Waycross; grandchildren, Paula Wrenn, Jeremy Wrenn, Michael Wrenn, Rena Barwick, Chad Carter and wife, Debra and Sue Warren; eight great-grandchildren; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.
The graveside funeral service will be Thursday, May 11th at 3:00 p.m., at Mt. Zion Baptist Church Cemetery.
The family wishes to express gratitude to all the caregivers and staff at Meadows Park for the excellent care that Mrs. Grace received.
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