ForeverMissed
Public Viewing: Thursday, September 16, 2021, from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m., W.E. Lusain Funeral Home Chapel, 233 6th Avenue SW, Birmingham, Alabama 35211. 

Funeral Service: Friday, September 17, 2021, 1 p.m., with viewing 1 hour prior, W.E. Lusain Funeral Home Chapel, 233 6th Avenue SW, Birmingham, Alabama 35211. 

Live Stream: Begins at 1p.m.  Visit our website www.lusainmemorial.com   Click on Birmingham, then click on Live Stream.  This will take you to our YouTube page.  

Interment:  Elmwood Cemetery, 600 Martin Luther King Jr. Dr., Birmingham, AL 35211. 
Posted by revonette Southward on September 18, 2021
To the bereaved family of Prevella M. Anthony. My name is Ree Southward. I would like to offer my deepest condolences to all of you.  Over the years, her sister, Vera, has always talked about Babe Ruth. She would say “my sister, Babe Ruth, can really cook.”  “My sister can do this and my sister can do that.” So sorry for your loss and continued prayers for your comfort.
Posted by Selisa Threatt on September 17, 2021
Love and respect forever
Posted by Cynthia Long on September 17, 2021
Condolences to all in family, her love and strength lives on through her daughters, and I can never forget the love she managed to give to my son, her nephew, Azizi in my absence, may God continue to bless you all and one thing we all will remember she loved herself some casino,
Posted by parilee cobbs on September 17, 2021
My sincere condolences to the family.
cousin-in-law, Parilee Johnson Cobbs
Posted by Lisa Skinner on September 17, 2021
To Denise and family, Our heart goes out to you in this difficult time. We send prayers of love, comfort and strength as you move through this painful moment. We share in your sadness on the passing of your mother, mother-in-law, and grandmother. Thank you for sharing your memories. The photos are beautiful. We are here to support you in anyway we can.
May you continue to feel the love of your mother as she is welcomed Home,
Lisa, Sarah, Joey and Andrew Skinner
Posted by Mitzi Coleman on September 17, 2021
Greetings I am Mitzi Coleman it’s been a pleasure working in Prevella Anthony’s home I am her daughter Lorraine Anthony’s caregiver Miss Anthony was like a mom to me she would give me advice about certain situations, she even taught me how to make her famous pound cake and banana pudding I’m gonna miss you dearly prayers to the Anthony family.
Posted by Mary Wiley on September 17, 2021
I am Estelle Cobb Brown, another one of Prevella’s first cousins sending my condolences to her family. I will always cherish and remember the times when she participated in the brother and sisters, Cobb’s Family Reunion, and all of us are truly going to miss her. I pray that God gives you comfort in your time of need.

-Estelle Cobb Brown and Pastor Eddie Brown
Posted by Kansandra Bastow on September 17, 2021
To our first cousins, Lorraine Anthony, Valeria Roberts, and Edwina Arnold, you have our deepest sympathy as you prepare to lay your mother, Auntie Prevella Anthony to rest. We are deeply saddened that we can’t be present, but we are there in spirit with our arms around you offering comfort in your time of need. We love you and will always be here for you.

Aunt Prevella also known as Auntie Baby Ruth to her family, was and always will be remembered as a strong woman who was loving and kind. We have had many wonderful and fun memories of her throughout the years. She was a pillar of strength in our family, and we will miss her dearly.

We know that God has called this beautiful angel home to her final resting place. It’s times like this that words are hard to say because no one word is sufficient when you lose a piece of your heart. We don’t question God because He knows best, and we know our dear Auntie Prevella needed her rest. She’s not suffering any more pain, and she is with her mother and two sisters in heaven resting comfortably under God’s wings. Anyone who had the pleasure of knowing Auntie Prevella knows that earth has lost a precious gem.

We as her family believe in God, so we will trust Him always, and continue to hold onto His word. Until we see Auntie Prevella again, we will hold dear to the precious memories she made in her eighty-six years. We love you always.

-The family of the late Mrs. Clara B. Mixon: Mary Wiley, Rubbie Jones, Eddie Mixon, Phillip Mixon, Minnie Perry, and Kansandra Bastow
Posted by Guanita Powell on September 16, 2021
We are going to miss seeing your lovely smile at our family gathering.Rest in Peace. Love,Guanita (twin) Powell & Family,In Virginia.
Posted by Vernicia Reese on September 16, 2021
To the family of Prevella McCary Anthony,

My family sends out sincere condolences to all who Prevella has touched and loved! She was a change maker, community builder, and a sophisticated businesswoman who put her family first. I came to know Prevella through her Daughter Edwina Denise Arnold where our sons, who met in kindergarten and now are 21 years old.

I will always remember her smile. Her legend and contributions will live on through her legacy, Lance, John, Langston, and others. Alex, Alexander, Avery, and Vern wish you all strength and peace, that she is no longer in pain and her love will live within you forever.
Posted by Juanita Todd on September 16, 2021
To Prevella's beautiful daughters:

Your mother will truly be missed. She was a beautiful person who had a big heart!

- Juanita Todd & Children
Posted by Juanita Todd on September 16, 2021
I am Mable Cobb Fleming, another one of Prevella's first cousins. When me and my husband FA Fleming would come to Birmingham, we would spend the night with her. She gave us a place to sleep and fed us well. We love her and we are going to miss her.

- Mable & FA
Posted by Juanita Todd on September 16, 2021
I am Ada B Cobb Fleming, just one of Prevella's first cousins. We are a close family. So close, although we live in different cities, we all got married the same year - 1958 (Prevella, Annie Lois, Rebecca, and myself, Ada B). She was a beautiful cousin, when we went to Birmingham in '05, she let my sister live with her while we stayed at the hospital with our mother. She made us feel welcome to everything. I talked to her on her Birthday. I even sang "Happy Birthday" to her. We love you Prevella! 

- Ada B & Fernando Fleming
Posted by Mary Wiley on September 16, 2021
To my Cousins, Lorraine, Valerie and Edwina,
Auntie Pervella meant so much to me all of my life. She allowed me to live with her when I was a teenager. She deposited so much into my life which, with the love of my Mother and her; along with the help of God molded me into the woman I am today. I have done nothing but cried since hearing of her illness and due to the pandemic could not come and visit as I would have liked. My thoughts and my prayers are with you all and the rest of our family. The same God that I worship and praise here in Detroit, is the same one there in Alabama. Please know that I am praying your strength, peace and comfort that only God can give. Heaven is the place of the no mores...no more pain, suffering or sorrow. God has her now and she is completely and divinely healed. With all of my love and prayers, I send to you all today, Your cousin, Mary Wiley.
Posted by gwendolyn roland on September 16, 2021
Denise, Lorraine, Valarie and family
My deepest condolences to you and your families. Mrs/Mother Anthony (affectionally/lovely called Nanna) will be missed. 
Posted by Dorothy Morgan on September 16, 2021
Ms Anthony has and was a dear friend to the Mixon/ Callens family. And she will truly be missed. RIH Jean
Posted by Kathy Triplett on September 16, 2021
Edwina,

Please know that I am deeply sorry for the earthly loss of your mother. My prayers and thoughts are with you and your family… now and in the future.

I echo the words of our Soror Jacqueline Clenance. I never met your mother. But, I also feel that I know what a strong, intelligent and Godly woman she must have been, in order to have raised a daughter with the same attributes.
Posted by Linda Shaw on September 16, 2021
Ms. Prevella Anthony (Mama Anthony) we needed you but Heaven needed you more Mama Anthony I love you and will miss you dearly thank you for the kindness and love you have Always shown me.  RIP ❤️ Linda & Family
Posted by Jacquie Forbes on September 16, 2021
Dear Denise & Family, these pictures of your mom are so full of life & zest. To be absent from the body is to be present with the Lord. I believe that Ms. Prevella is now with the Lord enjoying His perfect peace. Be comforted and trust that all will be well until you meet again.
Posted by Tiffany Bussey on September 15, 2021
To my dear friend Denise and the Arnold Family, please know that you’re in our thoughts and prayers at this challenging time. Deepest sympathies to you on the loss of your mother, mother in law and grandmother. We love you all and pray for Gods blessings and healing in these times of sorrow.
With Gods Loving Grace,
The Bussey Family
Posted by Cathy Beasley on September 15, 2021
To the Anthony Family weeping may endured for a night but joy cometh in the morning. Prayers for the family for healing and strength during the lost of their love one RIP
Posted by Mary Johnson on September 15, 2021
To our cousin Prevella ❤, we love you and will miss you dearly. May God be with your family We're praying for you all. May Baby Ruth RIP  Mary Ann and mom, Ethel Lee Johnson in NYC. 

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Posted by revonette Southward on September 18, 2021
To the bereaved family of Prevella M. Anthony. My name is Ree Southward. I would like to offer my deepest condolences to all of you.  Over the years, her sister, Vera, has always talked about Babe Ruth. She would say “my sister, Babe Ruth, can really cook.”  “My sister can do this and my sister can do that.” So sorry for your loss and continued prayers for your comfort.
Posted by Selisa Threatt on September 17, 2021
Love and respect forever
Posted by Cynthia Long on September 17, 2021
Condolences to all in family, her love and strength lives on through her daughters, and I can never forget the love she managed to give to my son, her nephew, Azizi in my absence, may God continue to bless you all and one thing we all will remember she loved herself some casino,
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Condolences to Soror Edwina Anthony Arnold and family

Shared by Jacqueline Hampton Clenan... on September 15, 2021
Greeting and condolences to all who knew and loved Mrs.Anthony,

Unfortunately, I only know of the late Mrs. Prevella McCary Anthony through her daughter, Edwina.
However, Edwina is quite a testament to whom Mrs.Anthony must have been.

To have passed the on strength, intelligence, perseverance, kindness and so many other amazing qualities to her daughter is to have embodied and obviously exhibited those quality in her life.

I want Edwina and family to know that those of us in her new home (South Florida) morn this loss with she and her family and pray for their peace and sense of purpose in this transition.

Our deepest condolences.

Jacqueline Hampton Clenance