Annie Eliza Beckner Sullivan

Annie Eliza Beckner Sullivan, age 90, of Winter Park FL, passed away Friday, November 26, 2010.

She was predeceased by her husband of 50 years Cdr. John R. Sullivan Jr who passed away in 1992. She will be interred with him, at Arlington National Cemetery. She was also predeceased by her brothers Carl, Ernest, and John Beckner, and a sister Virginia Beckner Redmon.

She is survived by sons Dennis Sullivan, John R Sullivan III and his wife Karen, four grandchildren Eliza, John IV, Amy, and Christine. Along with many nieces and nephews.

She was born in Roanoke, VA November 17, 1920, the forth of five children of Carl and Mamie Beckner. She was named after her two grandmothers, Annie Turner Beckner and Eliza Jane Hancock Sowder. Her family moved from Roanoke to Washington D.C. In 1936.

Eliza graduated from Central High School Washington D.C. in 1938 and attended Strayer Business School. She married John R Sullivan Jr. in 1942 and lived in various cities on the east and west coasts. They settled in Bethesda Md. when Cdr Sullivan retired from the U.S. Navy in 1964. She went to live with her son Dennis in Winter Park FL in 2002.

Eliza was a long time active member of the Bethesda United Methodist Church in Maryland.


Services for mother were held at Bethesda United Methodist Church Saturday December 11th, 2010 at 1:30 P.M.

Bethesda United Methodist Church
8300 Old Georgetown Road
Bethesda MD 20814
Church Telephone (301) 652-2990
Church Web Site

Father: Carl D. BECKNER
Mother: Mary (Mamie) SOWDER

Family 1: John Raymond SULLIVAN

  1. +John Raymond SULLIVAN
  2.  Dennis Lee SULLIVAN

                        _John Thomas BECKNER ____
 _Carl D. BECKNER _____|
|                      |_Annie TURNER ___________
|--Annie Eliza BECKNER 
|                       _Augustus Thrash SOWDER _
|_Mary (Mamie) SOWDER _|
                       |_Eliza Jane HANCOCK _____

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