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Ann Marie Thweatt

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.

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Annie could be serious, if she needed to be.... On of my favorite memories was, At a Christmas party a few years back... She sang , Grandma got run over by a reindeer... She insisted my daughter sing with her I probably dont need to tell you ,Annie was the delight of that party!!! I still smile today!!! Ricky &I both love her!

Ricky & Nancy Newsom Oct 6 2021 12:00 AM

Doris Roets (Villas neighbor) Annie's obituary is beautiful (that may be an odd description) but I can see her right here with me whenever I read it. I knew Annie was a talented painter and jewelry maker, but I didn't know the extent of her talents. She was such a jokester and quite a character. She made me laugh so many times. Her flourishing flower garden displays her knowledge of plants. She would help her Villas neighbors any time they needed it and her generousity was well known by her neighbors. She and Tootsie (her beloved dog) were quite a pair. Annie was one of a kind...the best kind! I am so glad I had the chance to call Annie a friend. I miss her, but I have precious memories forever. Condolences to all of her family.

Doris Roets Oct 6 2021 12:00 AM