PIPER Annette June
of Waterford, went to be with the Lord, March 14, 2016 at 60 years of age. Beloved wife of Brad for 32 years; loving mother of Stephen (Susie) Piper and Catherine Piper; dear sister of Walt (Wendy) Deacon, Charlie (Ann) Deacon, and Terri (Chuck) Spencer; preceded in death by her parents Walter and Illa Deacon. Also survived by nieces and nephews. Ann was a 1973 graduate of Waterford Kettering. She earned her bachelor degree from Central Michigan and her law degree from Wayne State. Ann was the Dean of Business at Baker College until 2014 and recently a professor of law at A.T. Stills University. She enjoyed traveling, reading, gardening – Ann enjoyed everything, most importantly, she loved and enjoyed time spent with her family and her love of Christ and her church, Mt. Zion.
Family will receive friends at the funeral home on Sunday from 3:00- 5:00 PM and 7:00 - 9:00 PM at our CLARKSTON location.
Monday, March 21, 2016 at 11:00 AM at COATS FUNERAL HOME-CLARKSTON, 8909 Dixie Hwy, Clarkston. Burial follows at Crescent Hills Cemetery, Waterford.
Memorials may be made to your charity of choice.
Very sorry for your loss to you and your family.
Kathryn Robart Bowdish
Dear Brad, Stephen and Catherine...
At Safety Services, Inc, we as a business family, want you to know how much you are in our thoughts and prayers as we extend our deepest sympathy to you in the loss of your precious Wife and Mother, Ann.
May Ann's spiritual strength stay with you and console you during this time.
I was deeply saddened to receive news of Ann's death. I send my sincere condolences to her entire family. She will be missed and fondly remembered by all who knew her.
Sandy & Gary Dufresne
Our deepest condolences for your loss. Brad, Cat, and Stephen your in our thoughts and prayers. May your beautiful memories of Ann last forever and bring smiles and laughter back in your world. God Bless
Andrea (Deacon) Smith
Dear Uncle Brad, Stephen and Catherine,
I'm so sorry for your loss. I will miss Aunt Ann. You are constantly in my thoughts and prayers.
Ann will truly be missed by so many people. I pray that the Lord Jesus Christ strengthens you all as a family during this time of bereavement. Ann' 's smile and kindness will forever be embedded in my thoughts.
Wishing comfort and peace to Brad and family.
My prayers of comfort are with Ann's family. We went to high school together, and she was one of the sweetest classmates ever. Prayers will continue for all.
Delta Barkell Marquette
My sincere and deepest condolences to Ann's family. I knew Ann from Elementary through High School. We both grew up in the same neighborhood. She was the kindest, smartest and fun living childhood friends. I regret not staying in contact with her. Heaven truly has another Angel.
My heart goes out to Ann and her family and loved ones. Such a beautiful lady and her death is a loss to all of us who cared for her and Brad,
Ann was a wonderful person to work with. She was always positive and encouraging and was always able to find a solution to problems. It was inspiring to hear her talk about her wonderful husband and children.
We will miss Ann very much. I admired her positive energy and spirit and how much she talked about her wonderful children and husband.
Dear Brad, Stephen, and Catherine: I just learned of Ann's passing. I'm so sorry. I'll never forget how she tutored me in college. I saw her frequently at the library when the kids were little. A great lady. She will be missed.
Ann was a friend to all who knew her. She was always there for anyone who needed her help in college and personal. She help me in so many way. She was my mentor and friend. She will be missed by all. Brad, Stephen & Susie and Catherine my thoughts and prayers go out to you all.
Time Is Meant To Heal
Although unheard I thank you
For always being there
You always seemed to care
You meant so much to all of us you were special and that's no lie
You brightened up the darkest day and even the grayest sky
Many tears I have seen and cried
They have all poured out like rain
I know that you are happy now
Cause your no longer in pain.
Four years on I will remember you and what you used to say
You made each of us smile
And live to the fullest each day
They say in time it will gets easier
I believe this is true
I was not ready to say goodbye
So on this day we remember you
Our friendship is forever
Until death, did we part
Although your away physically
You're always in my hear
I was sad to hear of the news of Ann's passing. She was a tremendous inspiration to others and she will be missed. I pray that God provide you all with comfort during this difficult time.
Ann and her brothers looked after half the kids in the Drayton Woods neighborhood in the late 60’s and 70’s. I remember her laugh and how she was a straight-up, no nonsense woman. She and her mom literally stitched me up after an episode with a neighbors swing. While I knew her briefly as a young adult I know that she meant so much to her family and the community. I’m sorry to hear she is gone. My heartfelt condolences to the family.
Our family extends our heart felt condolences to your family at this time of great loss. Having gone through the loss of a brother I know what your going through. Our prayers will be with you. I remember Ann being a wonderful part of the whole Deacon Family.