Annie Bell Paris

July 15, 1943


Annie Bell Paris, 76, of Princeton, passed away Saturday, December 28, 2019 at her home in Princeton. She was born July 15, 1943 in Ripley, Tennessee. Annie lived in Princeton for the past 60 years moving from Vincennes. She married Reverend Andrew Lee Paris, Sr. on August 23, 1959 they were married for 57 years. Annie worked as a CNA-QMA for 41 years at The Waters of Princeton. She was a 60 year devoted member of Olive Branch Missionary Baptist Church where she served with her husband for 44 years as pastor and was the First Lady Emeritus.

Annie is survived by her 3 sons, Andrew Lee Paris , Jr. (Annette) of Princeton, Rodney Paris (Sarah) of Wabash, IN, and Brian Edward Paris (Tina) of Poseyville; a special son, Jim Jaquemai of Princeton; 12 grandchildren; Michael Paris, Andrea Paris, Aleesha (Seth) Wright, Logan (Alexandria) Paris, Mariah Paris, Emelia Paris, Rylee Paris, Brian Paris, Jr., Maurquise Paris, Tyson (Chelsie) Paris, David Wheeler, and Bryan Johnson; 9 great-grandchildren, Lucas Paris, Anna Wheeler, Celeste & Malichi Weiss, London Paris, Serinity Green, Kennedy Paris, Rome Paris, and Brazyl Paris; sister, Louise Williams of Detroit, Michigan; and a host of nieces, nephews, friends and church family.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Reverend Andrew Lee Paris, Sr. on December 21, 2016; mother, Sallie Bell Williams; and father, Sammy Pace.

A funeral service will be held at 11:00 AM Saturday, January 4, 2020 at Olive Branch Missionary Baptist Church, 712 East Broadway, Princeton, IN 47670, with Reverend Willie Ellis and Elder Timothy Baker officiating. Burial will follow at Sand Hill Cemetery in Princeton near Lyles Station. A visitation will be held from 4 until 8:00 PM Friday, January 3rd at Olive Branch Missionary Baptist Church.

The family would like to extend a special “Thanks” to Heritage Hospice for their care and compassion.

For those who wish, memorial contributions may be given to Olive Branch Missionary Baptist Church. Envelopes will be available at the church. You may leave a message of sympathy or light a remembrance candle at Colvin Funeral Home is honored to serve the Paris family.

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January 3, 2020

4:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Olive Branch Missionary Baptist Church
712 East Broadway
Princeton, IN 47670

Funeral Service
January 4, 2020

11:00 AM
Olive Branch Missionary Baptist Church (Princeton)

Interment following funeral service
January 4, 2020

Sand Hill Cemetery
Highway 64 West, Sand Hill Road
Princeton, IN 47670


Olive Branch Missionary Baptist Church
712 E Broadway Street, Princeton IN 47670
Tel: 1-812-385-8665

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