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Celebrating the life of

Barbara Ann Tankersley Warth

April 11, 1940 - September 26, 2021

Ann lived a life of love, laughter, and compassion for all people she met.

Barbara Ann Tankersley Warth

On September 26th the skies opened and Barbara Ann Tankersley Warth was received into the comfort of God's bosom. Born in Savannah, Georgia, April 11th 1940 to the late Ernest S. Tankersley and Barbara Ann Colley Tankersley, Ann lived a life of love, laughter, and compassion for all people she met.

She spent her childhood in Midway, Georgia then attended and graduated from Young Harris College in 1959.

She moved to Savannah where she met and married the love of her life Frederick Emil Warth, Jr. Together they were blessed with four children, Eric Stephen, Brian Keith, Andrea Leigh, and Kevin Vincent. Her husband preceded her in death and she is survived by her brother Ernest Stephens Tankersley, her children, eight grandchildren, three great grandchildren, and two more due to be born.

Ann had a deep devotion to loving and serving her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Among her many talents was a beautiful soprano singing voice which she shared while singing with The Madrigal Singers of Savannah alongside her husband. She had a love for art drawing detailed pictures of the "four-legged" birds which populated her home on Talahi Island, a story she was never able to live down.

The loving compassion which flowed from her heart led her to become a Registered Nurse, working in the CCU at Memorial Medical Center in Savannah for 30 years before retiring.

Ann lived her final years at Summer Breeze Senior Living Facility on Wilmington Island. Living her loving passion, she continued to help and nurse her fellow residents as well as "train" the nursing staff she enjoyed living with.

She lived with progressive dementia to the end. With her condition, what one saw of her was stripped away little by little. What was revealed and unable to be touched was the love, goodness, and beauty of the woman God blessed us with, our Mama. Daddy is waiting for you Mama. Love, laugh, sing. We'll see you again.

A memorial service will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, October 5, 2021 at Fox & Weeks Funeral Directors, Islands Chapel.  The inurnment will follow at 11:30 a.m. in Forest Lawn Memory Gardens.

 

 

 

 

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Home at last!Happy Homecoming and Joyous Reunions!

- Serena Nasworthy, Savannah, Ga.

Anne was a beautiful woman who loved you with all her heart. I had the privilege to work with her a number of years. She kept many a patient free of pneumonia with her special pulmonary treatments postoperative. Dear Anne, give my dear mom a hug from me. You will have lots of friends in your heavenly home. I love you. Jerry

- Jerry Quinn, Richmond Hill, Georgia

I’m so sorry for the loss of your mom. It’s hard but we know where she is this day and most likely singing praises to Him at this very moment. I know it’s been awhile since I’ve seen all of you but she was always very sweet to me and ALWAYS held a special place in Momma’s heart. I will be praying for all of u in the days to come.

- Michelle Milligan Hearn, Richmond Hill, Georgia

We met Ann and Fred at Tybee Elem. during a carnival. Little did we know that our children would get together and give us a handsome grandson. Ann was always smiling and laughing and people loved being around her. I know many will miss her. Andrea you and family are in our thoughts and prayers. Jackie and Charlie

- Charlie and Jackie Brown, Tybee Island/Metter, GA

So sorry that Ann has departed us, but she is in a better place home with our Lord. You will be missed.

- Robert Vanaman, FAYETTEVILLE, NC

This world was a much happier place with Ann in it. She will be missed so much!

- Pat jensen, Fuquay Varina , NC

A candle has been lit!

Dianne and I have many wonderful memories spending summers in Savannah with Aunt Ann, Uncle Fred and all the cousins. Every summer our mother, Imogene, Fred's sister, Ann, our cousins and us, would spend days together at Tybee Beach. Ann was always smiling and laughing. She was such a beautiful person. Her joy was contagious. Now she is at peace with our Lord. She is home.

- Dianne and Cindy Carriker, daughters of Imogene, Fred's sister, BULLARD, TX

I’m so sorry for the loss of your mother. Ann was the sweetest, kindest person with a smile that always cheered me up. She was a wonderful neighbor always concerned for those in need. She will be truly missed.

- Joan Sasser, Savannah, Georgia

I’m so sorry for the loss of your mother. Ann was the sweetest, kindest person with a smile that always cheered me up. She was a wonderful neighbor always concerned for those in need. She will be truly missed.

- Joan Sasser, Savannah, Georgia

We were deeply saddened to learn of the passing of our Bull River Bluff neighbor. Our sincere condolences and prayers for her family in their sorrow. May your many memories and love fill the hole in your hearts. Robin & Taylor Denny

- Taylor and Robin Denny, Savannah , Georgia

Services under the direction of:

Fox & Weeks Funeral Directors, Islands Chapel
912-898-0900