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Remembering Annie Louise Hinton


Celebrating the Life of

Annie Louise Hinton

June 18, 1940 - December 15, 2020

Virtual Celebration

The Virtual Celebration of Life for 

Annie Louise Hinton

Wednesday, December 30, 2020

5 p.m. Central Time

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Thank you for participating in the upcoming memorial service. This virtual event will use Zoom video conferencing which requires a suitable computer set-up.

Since this is a virtual service, please plan on connecting at least 10 minutes before the service begins to minimize connectivity issues.

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It was a glorious day on June 18, 1940 in Milledgeville, Georgia, when Walter and Louise Johnson were blessed with a unique gift.  They would name their unique gift in honor of her mother and grandmother, Annie Lou Collins. She would live her life with energy and grace, and with such a charming and witty personality.  She would leave an everlasting mark on the heart of all of those she loved that reads… “Class Act”.  God smiled and blessed us indeed with a unique gift of His creation, Annie Louise Johnson.

In her early childhood years, Annie moved with her family to Detroit, Michigan. She grew up in a loving household with her eight siblings, Charles, Carroll, Walter, Pringle, Jimmie, Pauline, Alan and Milton on Lawley Street. She will reconnect with her parents and brothers, Charles, Carroll, Walter, Jimmie and Milton in Heaven.

Annie was baptized at the Church of Our Lord Jesus Christ under the leadership of Bishop William L. Bonner. Annie loved the Lord and rejoiced Him in songs of praise and was thankful for Him showing His love, kindness and favor throughout her life.

Annie was educated in the Detroit Public Schools. She graduated from Pershing High School in 1958. Shortly after graduation, she married Elmer D. Cargle then moved to Chicago to pursue an interest in music. She landed a job at Chess Records while also attending Jones Secretarial School. During their marriage, a handsome son named Kurt Darnell was born.

On August 15, 1970, Annie and her soulmate, James E. Hinton were united in Holy Matrimony and from this union, a loving  daughter, Gigi Nichole was born. Together with great love, Ann and Jim raised their cute dimpled children on the Southside of Chicago.


Ann wore many hats in her lifetime. She raised her children, assisted Jim at the  pharmacy that they owned together, and completed interior design school. Ann was so passionate about decorating that Hinton Interior Designs, Inc was established. She utilized her entrepreneurial skills quite well. From selling one of a kind apparel, fancy jewelry, designer perfume, bags and shoes, she would provide anything your heart desired.  In addition to her love for family, fashion and decor, she was committed to helping her community.  She worked at the Cook County Jail helping newly released inmates find employment and housing, which led to her working for the first elected African American Female Senator,  Carol Mosely Braun.

She loved meeting new people and being involved in social clubs; which included The SnoGophers, The Mother’s Club, Red Panties, Steppers Crew, and Monday Night Football Squad. She was always the life of the party and lit up any room she entered.

On Tuesday, December 15, 2020, Annie slept away to a new life of peace and happiness. She leaves to cherish her memories:  her loving husband of 50 years James Hinton, children Kurt Cargle (LaQuon), and Gigi Hinton; grandchildren Kurt Cargle Jr, Ajani Cargle, Giovannie Berry, Gabrielle Berry, Gracie Berry and great grandchildren, Davion Cargle, Annaliyah “LeLe” Hopps and Kayden Starnes; siblings Pringle Johnson of Roswell, GA, Pauline Gardner (Booker) of Madison, WI and Alan Johnson of Southfield, MI; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

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In lieu of flowers

The family asks that Memorial Donations be made to

African-American Alzheimer’s & Wellness Association



I walk into a room

Just as cool as you please,  

And to a man,

The fellows stand or

Fall down on their knees.  

Then they swarm around me,

A hive of honey bees.  

I say,

It’s the fire in my eyes,  

And the flash of my teeth,  

The swing in my waist,  

And the joy in my feet.  

I’m a woman



Phenomenal woman,

That’s me.


Men themselves have wondered  

What they see in me.

They try so much

But they can’t touch

My inner mystery.

When I try to show them,  

They say they still can’t see.  

I say,

It’s in the arch of my back,  

The sun of my smile,

The ride of my breasts,

The grace of my style.

I’m a woman


Phenomenal woman,

That’s me.


Now you understand

Just why my head’s not bowed.  

I don’t shout or jump about

Or have to talk real loud.  

When you see me passing,

It ought to make you proud.

I say,

It’s in the click of my heels,  

The bend of my hair,  

the palm of my hand,  

The need for my care.  

’Cause I’m a woman


Phenomenal woman,

That’s me.


From “Phenomenal Woman” by Maya Angelou


from your loving goddaughter Gloria Ware

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Memories of Annie's with her family and friends

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