With her family by her side, Ann Thweatt passed away peacefully on October 2, 2021 at the age of 67. She was an artist, storyteller, prankster, mystic, and trusted confidant to all who knew her.
Ann was a prolific creative spirit who expressed herself in many forms of media including printmaking, painting, sculpture, collage, stained glass, textiles, and jewelry. Ann’s work was influenced by ancient indigenous cultures and modern expressionism. Ann infused her soul into her art, which resulted in bold, emotionally raw work that was rich in texture and detail.
Ann’s playful nature brought joy and laughter to those who knew her. Her boisterous persona came with an unforgettably loud, easy laugh. Ann delighted in the absurd and would light up any moment with a dose of unexpected, good-natured mischief.
Ann lived life on her own terms, free from pretense and self-consciousness. She was honest, authentic, and driven by a spiritual connection to nature. Ann will be remembered for her kindness and compassion—she loved relentlessly and poured herself into everyone she knew.
Ann is survived by her children Aaron Thweatt (Melody) and Sidney Smith (Damian); siblings Dian Brazier (Reid), Susan Barnett Haswell, and Kelly Carpenter (Kristine Swander); grandchildren Isabelle and Logan Smith and Victoria and Carolina Kessinger; Aunts Mary Lou Armstrong and Betty Spalding; cousin Jay Dee Farris (Debby), nieces Belinda Mercer (Charles) and Barbie Stillings (Mark); Nephew Robert Esser (Melissa Ghim); grand-nephews Cameron Stillings, Ian Esser, and Mason, Chandler, and Christian Mercer; as well as numerous cousins.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Robert and Kathleen Carpenter.
A memorial ceremony is being planned by the family at a forthcoming date to be announced.
The family wishes to extend special thanks to Tammy Davis and the Cox Hospice and Palliative Care teams for their warmth and compassion during Anne’s final days.