Annie Virginia Alcorn Matthews, affectionately known as "Mama Annie" began her life’s journey on Sunday, September 26, 1909 in Brookeville, Montgomery County, Maryland. Annie was born to Tobias and Hester Alcorn. She was one of nine children. Annie was married to the late Alvin Matthews. Four children were born to this union – Basil Alcorn, Alice Gibson, Grace Bishop and Cora Canty.
Mama Annie began her spiritual journey at Brighton Methodist Episcopal Church. She was a member of Sharp Street United Methodist Church; later she joined the Wesleyan Fellowship; after moving to Laurel, Mama Annie became a member of Queen’s Chapel United Methodist Church.
On December 12, 2019 Mama Annie quietly and peacefully slipped away at her home. She leaves to cherish her memory daughter Cora Canty, 17 grandchildren, 33 great grandchildren, 44 great great grandchildren, 2 great great great grandchildren along with a host of cousins, nieces and nephews.
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