ANNA LELA GERTRUDE LANCASTER was born on July 21, 1914, In Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. After a lengthy illness, she departed this life peacefully on Monday, June 29, 1992 at 9:45 p.m. She received her formal education in the Philadelphia Public School System. "Nana or Grandmom," as she was lovingly called by her grandchildren, accepted Christ when she was quite young. She joined St. Simon The Cyrenian Episcopal Church and was baptized by the late Reverend John Logan, Sr. She was very active in Church. She resided in her Gerritt Street home for 64 years. At a young age, Anna learned to play the piano. On most Sunday mornings, she would play the piano while her children sang and marched to the sound of her gospel music. Anna and Ben, affectionately known as Pop, were blessed with eight children. She was a homemaker and devoted her life to her family.
FONDEST MEMORIES OF ANNA: Drinking tea or coffee every morning; reading the daily newspaper, watching soap operas and listening to spirituals.
CHARACTERISTICS OF ANNA: Shy, loving, kind, homebody, playful, and a heart of gold.
She leaves to cherish her precious memories: her children, Bobby, Yvonne, George, Sandy, Jackie, Bernice, Jerry, and Wanda; thirty-two grandchildren, eighteen great-grandchildren, one sister, one brother, and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends. She is buried at Rolling Green Memorial Park West Chester, Pennsylvania.