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Anna Mae James, 92, of New Kensington, passed away peacefully on Monday, March 4, 2019. She was born March 1, 1927 in Birmingham, Alabama to the late Tom and Louise Conwell Pole.
Anna lived in the New Kensington area since the age of 16 and was a 1946 graduate of Ken Hi. She loved to cook and was known for her amazing pound cake. She also enjoyed gospel music, butter pecan ice cream, the color blue, and the Pittsburgh Steelers. Anna always put God above everything else.
Survivors include her sons, Kenneth James Sr. and Clarence “Chico” (Colleen) Harris; grandchildren, Nichole Burkes, Ramona Harris, Damein Harris, Normeca Harris, Cymone Harris, Marissa Harris, Amanda Harris, Megan Harris, Sara James, and Ashley James; great grandchildren, Ariana Harris, Ashley Burkes, Halle Saxon, Sierra Burkes, and Ryan Harris; stepsisters, Dorothy Pole, Betty Jean Satisfield, and Billie Crawford; stepbrothers, Tom Pole Jr., Ronald Pole, Minthorn Pole, and Robert Jemison; sister-in-law, Lorraine Harris-Driver; and a host of nieces, and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Jesse James; daughter, Gerline Burkes; son, Ronald Harris; grandson, Kenneth James Jr.; sister, Kathalene Pole; step-brother, Ernestine Pole; and nephew, Chester “Chipper” Harris.
Viewing will be on Friday from 6-9 PM in ROSS G. WALKER FUNERAL HOME LTD., 217 Freeport Road, New Kensington. A funeral service will be held on Saturday at 11 AM in Mt. Calvary Missionary Baptist Church, 1150 Asa W. Roberts Way, New Kensington. Interment will follow in Greenwood Memorial Park, Lower Burrell.