The Lord received his servant, Anita Fuller-Wilson, who passed away peacefully surrounded by her loving family. She was seventy-five years old. Although she battled a serious health challenge with cancer, through her unwavering faith and courage, Anita remained anchored and dedicated, coming out a hero and victorious until the Lord called her home.
Anita was born April 21, 1946 to Mattie and James Brown in Birmingham, Alabama. She was the third youngest of seven sisters. After the loss of her father, the family relocated to Cleveland, Ohio and afterward, she continued her education at Kirk Middle School then Glenville High School, and finished her studies at Shaw High School Class of 1964.
Anita was a determined woman and known for being "Jazzy". She loved cultural art, fashion, hair, travel and was a self-appointed food connoisseur and an amazing cook. Once you ate her cooking you would know that she was a bona fide foodie, but her greatest passion above all was her family. She was a lifelong member of Mt. Hermon Baptist since the age of eighteen years old. It is during this time she met and married Charles Fuller in 1965 and from their union they produced two children, Varick and Arna Fuller before his untimely passing from cancer in 1973.
Being a young widow, she worked at several jobs. While she was employed with Guarantee Specialty she met and then married Barry Wilson in October 1974 and from their union they had one child, Rashun Wilson. During this union, her passion for family blossomed and the family unit was everything. Anita and her sisters were social influencers of their day by forming the social organization, Bubbling Brown Suga. She had a great time hosting fabulous parties and gatherings where all were welcomed. Folks would lovingly describe Anita as a gracious host with a food spread second to none.
Her love of all things beautiful led her to attend Vogue Academy where she obtained her cosmetology license. She went to work in several premiere beauty salons in Cleveland area before becoming the owner of her beloved Avant Garde Hair Salon in Euclid, OH in 1986.
Anita joined Mt. Hermon Baptist church at an early age and flourished under the guidance of Dr. R. L. Fuller, Pastor. There was nothing more important to her than her love for the Lord and how she made sure her husband and children were in Church every Sunday learning lessons of the Lord. She was so steadfast in her commitment to attend church no matter who spent the weekend at her home they had to attend church with the family, cousins and family friends alike.
In 1995, she moved to Atlanta, Georgia briefly until she returned to Cleveland, OH where she took great care of her grandchildren. Anita was a fiercely dedicated, strong and doting grandmother; they named her Nana. Nana was their biggest cheerleader and their constant supporter. The family would not be where it is today if we hadn't had Anita as a mother, grandmother, great grandmother and matriarch of the family. Anita was a loving sister and friend to her siblings. The love she shared with us all goes beyond measure.
Anita was predeceased by father James Brown, husband Charles W. Fuller, sister, Virginia Tyler, and mother, Mattie Brown. She leaves behind her children, Varick L. Fuller (Chantal), Arna L. Fuller (Rollston), Rashun Wilson (Lucius); seven grandchildren, Ania Fuller, Julian Fuller, Jordan Fuller, Brooklyn Wilson, Jaidon Fuller, Dylan Bagley, and Jaxon Fuller and one great-grandchild, Nai’lah LaRae Fuller; five sisters, Barbara Jones, Theresa
McCauley, Ann Nicholson, Jacqueline Jackson, and Evelyn Earles. She has a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, family, and many friends. She will be greatly missed as she did not hesitate to give motherly advice or words of wisdom.
A public viewing will be held Thursday, March 17, from 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM at the House Of Peace Funeral Home, 4105 East 71st Street (off East 71st and Harvard). Anita's Celebration of Life Services will be held Friday, March 18, 2022, 10:00 AM Wake and 10:30 AM Service at the Mount Hermon Baptist Church, 2516 East 40th Street, Cleveland, Ohio.
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