Annie Bertha Houston was born on October 14, 1928 to the late Jack Coger and Fannie Goodloe in Barton, Alabama.
She confessed Christ at an early age and remained a life long member of Zion #1 Missionary Baptist Church. Sister Houston, affectionately known as "Granny" was a long- time usher in the church. Ushering was both a passion and delight to her. In addition, she served with the Missionary Society and Mother's Ministry.
For several decades, Sister Houston worked and retired as a master seamstress. Her outstanding seamstress skills were renown throughout the community and continued well into her retirement. Mother Houston developed a knack and love for quilting. Whether at the Senior Center quilting or in her living room converted to a quilting room, Granny's works will warm and bring comfort to family members and friends or years to come.
After a life well lived, Sister Houston leaves to cherish her memories: two sons, Phillip and Rickey (Helen); two daughters, Deborah (Ronald) and Janice; one brother, Thomas Granville; eighteen grandchildren, twenty-nine great grandchildren, five great -great grandchildren; a host of loving nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.