Ann Tucker Jessell of Wilmington died on November 11, 2013. She was born in Waterbury, CT on October 14, 1930. She graduated from Bishop Lee Theater School in 1951. She was in Summer Stock and Dinner Theater in CT and graduated from Western Connecticut State College magna cum laude with a degree in Speech and Theater at the age of 50.
When she moved to Wilmington in 1990 she was active in Tapestry Theater, Thalian Association, Opera House Theatre, Big Dawg Productions, Playwrights Producing Company, and St. Paul’s Episcopal Church.
She was a faithful member of All Saints Anglican Parish where she was affectionately known as “Huggles” as she loved to give and receive hugs. She was also a participant in the Elderhaus/Pace program where she received excellent care, friendship, and love. The Pace program was a bright spot in her life and many thanks go to the staff there for all they did for Ann. She is survived by several nieces and nephews.
A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, November 23rd at All Saints Anglican Parish, 2623 N. College Road, Wilmington, NC 28405.
In lieu of flowers, please send memorial contributions to All Saints Anglican Parish.
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Wilmington Funeral & Cremation, 1535 S. 41st Street, Wilmington, NC 28403. 910.791.9099