Annie B. Etheridge “Belle” was born on October 16th, 1937 to the late Edward J. Lewis and Nannie Mae Carmichael(Lewis). She was the widow of the late Irey M. Etheridge Sr. Annie worked for many years at the Southampton Hospital on Long Island, NY. After moving to Virginia, Annie became a longtime employee at DePaul Hospital for 27 years as an Emergency Room Secretary. As the ER Secretary she was known for keeping doctors, nurses, and a few patients in “shipshape”. She was a gifted craftswoman and seamstress; putting her love and attention into everything she created for others.
“Belle” is preceded in death by her (brother) Robert I. Lewis , (daughter) Paula F. Etheridge and (son) Carl A. Etheridge. Left to cherish her memories are sister Viola Whitley (Riverhead, NY), daughters Cynthia Y. Booker (Norfolk) and Kimberly A. Carrington (Norfolk), sons Jeffrey D. Etheridge (Norfolk) and Irey M. Etheridge and wife Tonya Etheridge (Suffolk), along with a host of nieces, nephews, grandchildren, great grandchildren, relatives, friends, and grand puppy, Bison.