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Annie Mae Salmon Mahoney

Annie Mae Salmon Mahoney was born April 22, 1922, and passed to her heavenly home peacefully May 27, 2020, at the age of 98 at her home surrounded by her family.

She was a native and lifelong resident of Vicksburg and a graduate of Saint Francis Xavier Academy in 1940 of which she was extremely proud and had many fond memories.

She married her sweetheart Louis Frank Mahoney in February 1941. They were married for 40 years and had seven children, 15 grandchildren and 25 great-grandchildren.

Because of her love of the Lord and the devotion to her church Annie was blessed with a serving spirit. She served in and through her church St. Paul Catholic in the Altar Society, Sodality of Our Lady, Miraculous Medal as well as her community with Meal On Wheels, Right To Life and Bingo at Shady Lawn Nursing Home.

She was always free to minister to others and most certainly did so over many years. She was selfless, kind and loving and a true friend to many people throughout her life.

As the oldest of 11 children and at the passing of her mother Mary Salmon (Riddle), age 96, she became the matriarch of a large extended family.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Frank Mahoney; parents, James and Mary Salmon(Riddle); two sons, Terry and Mickey Mahoney; her brothers, Buddy Salmon and wife Dolores, Mike Riddle, Albert Riddle, Donnie Riddle; sisters, Rita Evans and her husband Bobby, Pat Middleton and her husband Robert, Barbara Cesare and her husband John; brother-in-law, Don Bucci; sons-in-law, Mike Pope and Wayne Cook; daughter-in-law, Eileen Mahoney.

She is survived by her daughters Pamela Cook of Houma, La., Colleen Wells(David) and Karen Pope; and sons, John Mahoney and Kevin Mahoney(Stacey); brother, Billy Riddle(Shirley), all of Vicksburg; sisters, Margaret Bucci and Betty Rooks of Madison, sisters-in-law Anita King, Inky Riddle and Beryl Kay Riddle; and all of her 15 grandchildren and 25 great-grandchildren.

Visitation will be from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday, May 31, at Fisher-Riles Chapel, 1830 Cherry St. with a Rosary to follow.

Due to COVID 19, guidelines will be in place according to city of Vicksburg.  A Mass of Resurrection for immediate and extended family will be held at St. Paul Catholic Church.

Pallbearers Bobby Middleton, Phillip Bucci, Butch George, Greg Evans, Terry Winschell and Kelly Ray.

Honorary pallbearers Jimmy Salmon, Donnie Bucci, Bob Evans, Remy Massey, Tim Riddle, Robert Douglas, Tommy Ray and Russell Rooks.