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Obituary

Anna L. Emanuel-Toliferro

Anna L. Emanuel-Toliferro, of Trenton, NJ, died on Friday, August 27, 2021 at Virtua Hospital in Willingboro, NJ. She was 33 years old. She was born on November 22, 1987 in Langhorne, PA.

She graduated from Ewing High School and went on to Virginia State and later transferred to Clark University in Atlanta, GA. She began her career at Toyota of Lawrence, NJ in the customer service department and excelled as an efficient Claims Adjuster for Progressive Insurance Company (New Jersey) and advanced to a Sr. Claims Adjuster for Allstate Insurance Company (North Carolina).

Anna, an only child, was her mother’s world. When you saw her mom, you usually saw Anna. Affectionally known as “Monkey” and “ALET” to her mom, Anna was her hero in so many ways and for so many reasons. When you mention Anna Emanuel-Toliferro, you will always hear any one of these comments: “Oh, I just love her, amazing person, warm infectious smile, wonderful presence, sweet, tiny voice and laugh, happy, vibrant, and full of love for life and Jehovah.” Anna loved cooking, cosmetology, singing and dancing.

Anna Banana or Naners, affectionally known by her family and friends, was baptized as one of Jehovah’s Witnesses on July 29, 2017. This was her greatest joy to serve Jehovah along with her local spiritual family and international brotherhood. She began pioneering (full-time preaching work) in 2019. Along with that privilege came SMPW (Special Metropolitan Public Witnessing) in Philadelphia, PA. She loved what she learned and shared it with all sorts of people.

Anna, a lover of people especially children, will always be remembered for her beauty inside and out. She will also be remembered for her love of Bible truths. She wholeheartedly believed that God’s Kingdom is the only hope for all mankind (Matthew 6:9, 10) and she shared in the hope that will allow us to see her stand again – the resurrection (John 11:25). She never lost the fight within her to live during her 18-day ordeal.  She connected to her Christian meetings via Zoom when she could. During this time, she also had the chance to watch the Feature Bible Drama: Daniel A Lifetime of Faith. She received limited special calls of encouragement and one special visit. Anna will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved her.

Anna is predeceased by her father, Payton M. Toliferro; brother, Anthony L. Toliferro; maternal grandmother, Anna L. Manning-Emanuel and several aunts and uncles.

She leaves to cherish her memory: her beloved mother, Bessie M. Emanuel; two sisters, Wanda Y. & Katrina N. Toliferro; three nieces, Latiya D., Gabrielle N. & Senora Joi Toliferro; three aunts, Annie R. Emanuel, Helen E. Ford and Margarette Ross and a host of other close relatives, friends, and spiritual family.

Memorial Service: Sunday, September 12, 2021 3 P.M.

“The memorial service will be held on zoom, please check back for logon information closer to the memorial service date.”

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