Beginning her formal education at the local community county school in Toddtown, she continued at the Thomasville Normal Industrial School (TNI) through the 11th grade and then completed her 12th year by studying for the GED. A member of Pine Chapel Baptist No. 2, she served as secretary of the Sunday School, Primary Sunday School teacher, delegate to the Sunday School conventions, choir member and choir musician. She would often play the piano accompaniment for her mother and sister, Willodean’s solos. Sister Anna loved to dress up, go places, meet people and eat good food. She also loved sports and in later years kept up with football games by television and radio.
Survivors include two devoted sons, Willie Davis (Willie Deloris) Lanier, Toddtown, Rudolph (Belinda Sue) Lanier, Suggsville; one brother, Hayward Roper Jr. of Birmingham; two sisters, Willodean Alston, Hazel Steward, both of Toddtown; six stepsons, Berry (Mary) Law Jr., Ulysses Law, both of Mobile, Tucker (Mittie) Law, Toddtown, Chester (Betty) Law, Jackson, Fletcher (Marie) Law, Pelham, Mose Raymond (Arby) Law, Huntsville; 14 grandchildren, five devoted, Amie, Ramona, Jarvous, Angie and Raven; many step-grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren, two devoted, Demetria and Carlyn; two stepdaughters, Dorothy Dubose, Jackson, Minnie Johnson, Fairford; a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends.
She married Randolph Lanier and had three sons. One son, James Marshall, preceded her in death. After the death of Mr. Lanier, she married Berry Law Sr. and joined his family of eight children. One stepdaughter, Viola Parker, preceded her in death. Her parents were Agnes Todd Roper and Haywood Roper Sr.
The service was Nov. 13, at Pine Chapel No. 2 Baptist Church in Toddtown with Rev. Dewayne Stallworth, officiating. Burial was in the Pine Chapel No. 2 Baptist Church. Jackson Memorial Funeral Home directed.