Annie Sophia Coles, daughter of late Cleophus and Octavia Hopkins on Oct. 7, 1922 in Bedford, VA. She departed this life on Friday, November 11, 2011 at Northwest Hospital.
Sophia attended the Bedford County Schools in Bedford, VA. She joined the Oakmulgee Baptist Church at an early age. Sophia was a faithful member of Shiloh Baptist Church of Edgemere, MD where she remained a faithful member until her health failed.
Sophia was employed by Baltimore County School system.
She was preceded in death by her two children: Edward M. and Walter A. Coles; and eight brothers & two sisters.
Sophia leaves to cherish her memory: one caring and devoted daughter-in-law, Lucy Coles; 4 grandchildren: Shena (Tommy) Dorsey, Edward (Angela) Coles, Jr., Shirlida “Lee Lee” (Garnet) Basarath, and Tiffany Coles; 7 great grandchildren; 2 great-greats; 7 step-greats and 5 step-great-greats; God-daughter, Sheila Tilghman; and one dear friend, Emma Rich and a host of nieces, nephews, family and friends.
Family will receive friends on Saturday, November 19th from 10-10:30 am at Oak Street A.M.E. Church, 123 W. 24th Street, Baltimore, MD. Homegoing service will begin at 10:30 am. Interment: Arbutus Memorial Park.