Anna Louise Marzette

November 28, 1944 - April 21, 2020
Anna Louise Marzette

Surrounded by her loving family, Anna L. Marzette, 75, of Parsons, passed away at 4:45 p.m., Tuesday, April 21, 2020. God sent His angel to pluck from His garden a rare and beautiful flower. She departed life at her home in her hometown, right where she had wished.

On November 28 1944, Anna Louise Williams was born the beloved daughter of Herman Lawrence and Thereca Hazel (Graham) Williams in Parsons, Kansas. As a young girl, she grew up and attended public school in Parsons. She graduated from Parsons High School.

Throughout her life, Anna lived in both Topeka and Parsons. She worked for a time at the Kansas Army Ammunition Plant. With a purpose of serving others, Anna worked at Westbrook Manor Nursing Home, the Topeka State Hospital and Juvenile Services.

In 1985, Anna became a member of the Voguettes Social Club. The members of this club put Parsons on the map by hosting “The Black Homecoming.” Anna served as the secretary of the SE District Association of the Baptist Churches. She loved serving on the Hospitality Ministry of New Hope Baptist Church in Parsons and was also affiliated with the Greater Worship Center of Durham, North Carolina. Her greatest joy came from being a loving wife, sister, mother and friend.

Survivors include:

Four daughters – Terese (Lamont) Austin of Topeka

Tracy (Matthew) Blanding of Columbia, South Carolina

Kim Brown of Durham, North Carolina

Deanne Jenkins of Parsons, Kansas

Fourteen grandchildren – Jazmin (Raphael) Posey, Brandi Brown, Robyn Harrison, Lawrence Phelps, Jeffrey Vaughn II, Christopher Brown, Therese (JaMarr) Daye, Lamont (Jasmine) Austin II, Ja’Mychael Jenkins, Marcus (Jacqua) Wells, Rayvin Jenkins, Jordan Vaughn and Reiona Woodson

Twenty-six great-grandchildren

One sister – Sandra Jarrell of Jacksonville, Florida

One brother – Lewis Williams of Parsons, Kansas

A special host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends that will miss her dearly

She was preceded in death by her husband, Willie Marzette; one grandson, Brandon Brown; her parents, and one brother, Wilbur Williams.

There will be a private family service. Friends may call from 9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m., Friday, April 24, 2020, to view and sign the book at the Forbes-Hoffman Funeral Home in Parsons.

Memorials are suggested to the Alzheimer’s Association. These may be left at or mailed to Forbes-Hoffman Funeral Home, P.O. Box 374, Parsons, KS 67357.