Annie Wilkes HutchinsJanuary 23, 1930 ~ June 14, 2017 (age 87)
Our Mother and Maw Maw, Annie Wilkes Hutchins, gained her angel wings on June 14, 2017. At the gates of heaven, Annie was greeted by: Her mother and father Angus and Estel Wilkes, brother Earl Wilkes, older sister Hazel Watts, and many other brothers and sisters that went before her and also the love of her life, Robert Earl Hutchins.
Annie was born in Chipley, Florida, and lived in Niceville most of her life where she became family and a great friend to many. Annie was Baptist by faith, but celebrated the love of Jesus with other churches and friends in the community. She would always pull her family back on track with scripture when she felt we were walking a different path. Annie had a green thumb and loved to garden, loved the family gatherings, that way she could practice her best hobby – preparing their favorite foods. Chicken and dumplings was one of her specialties as well as pecan pie and blueberry supreme fried shrimp. She loved sitting in the driveway just watching and waving to the folks that passed. One of the common threads Hazel, Annie, and Bonnie had was all three sisters LOVED ELVIS! The favorite part of her day was riding the golf cart with her sister Hazel all around Val P boulevard, she also loved going home to Chipley to visit her baby sister and catch up with the loved ones that still lived there. Of course, some of her greatest accomplishments were her two children, Randy and Judi, but they soon took the back seat when the grandchildren started arriving. She for sure loved all her grands and great grands. And even though dementia took most of her memories you could still see the love and sparkle in her eyes for her family.
Annie is survived by her daughter Judi (husband Mike) Moore, son Randy (wife Felicia) Hutchins, baby sister Bonnie Aukema. The apple of her eyes six grand children who will also serve as pallbearers: Robbie Whitlatch, Ricky Whitlatch, Shawn (wife Jamie) Hutchins, Jason (wife Rhonda) Hutchins, Corey (wife Caitlyn) Hutchins, and Chuck Hutchins. Eight great grandchildren: Cheyenne Whitlatch, Logan Hutchins, Dawson Hutchins, Adyson Hutchins, Jolene Hutchins, Randall Hutchins, Cheyanne Hutchins, and Annalee Hutchins; and many nieces and nephews. The family would like to thank Destin Health and Rehab for the love and support that they showed their newest family member (Annie) over the last three years. She was so loved by so many in the nursing home. Maw Maw will be greatly missed here, but knowing of the reunion she is having with her family and our Lord and Savior brings great comfort to us all. We all will join that family reunion one day. Until then, we love you Maw Maw.