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Welcome to the memorial page for

Annamae Lee (Ganaway) Nickens

December 1, 1945 ~ October 29, 2017 (age 71)

Annamae Lee Ganaway-Nickens was born on December 1, 1945 to Sylvia (Williams) and John Ganaway in Fort Wayne, Indiana.

Annamae attended Central High School in Fort Wayne, Indiana. She later earned her technical diploma for computer technology and data entry from Indiana-Purdue University. With knowledge of computers under her belt, Annamae became a longtime employee of Electronic Data Systems Inc. at the General Motors Plant in Roanoke, Indiana. There she worked as a manufacturing support operator, burning the midnight oil on third shift.

Annamae was a very strong and self-sufficient woman. She was clothed in grace and with dignity. All of her loved ones can attest to Annamae’s loving spirit and family oriented lifestyle. As a mother and grandmother, she attended several baseball games with her son André, debate competitions with her daughter Tammy, multiple dance competitions with her granddaughter Anna, and several baseball, basketball, and football games for grandsons; David and Joseph.

Annamae was a very inspirational and encouraging leader. She believed in the power of prayer; she also believed that all things work together for good, for those who love the Lord. No matter what, if you wanted to vent to her, the conversation always ended with Annamae stating, “Pray about it, and give your troubles to the Lord. He will take care of you.” Also, she always told her loved ones to always put your trust in the Lord and not in man because God will never fail you.

Annamae hobbies were crochet, being a dance mom, traveling on cruises, water aerobics at the Renaissance Point YMCA, and spending time with her family. She always had unique sense of fashion, and love to order clothing from QVC.

Unfortunately Annamae departed this life on Sunday October 29, 2017 to go home to be with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Even through her rough days she kept her fighting spirit and endured until the end. So we must celebrate her life rather that mourn her death and remember there is nothing too hard for God.

She leaves to cherish her memory; her son, André Koker; grandchildren, David Koker, Joseph Koker and Anna Koker; siblings, Warner (Maeline) Williams, John (Connie) Ganaway, Donald (Julie) Ganaway, Elizabeth Ganaway, and Tara McClendon; four great grandchildren, and a host of other relatives and friends.

 She was preceded in death by her daughter, Tammy Koker; parents, John and Sylvia Ganaway and sister, Sharon Rosse.

 Annamae will be laid to rest next to her mother, Sylvia Ganaway in Lindenwood Cemetery.


 Service Information

November 4, 2017

10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Carmichael Funeral Service
831 E. Jefferson Blvd
Fort Wayne, IN 46803

Funeral Service
November 4, 2017

12:00 PM

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