February 23, 1935 - October 17, 2016 Vann, Ann Marlene Stringer, age 81 Of Gardendale, AL passed away on October 17, 2016. She was a longtime member of Gardendale's First Baptist Church and was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother and sister and will be missed by all of her family and friends. She was preceded in death by her husband, Walter Lee Vann; son, Donald Lee Vann; grandson Christopher Steven Evans; parents, William Marlin and Mary Thelma Stringer; brother, William Raymond Stringer; and sister, Mary Louise Abel. Survivors include her daughters, Donna Lynn Vann Evans (Steve), Debra Sue Vann Evans; grandchildren, Melissa Lee Evans, Mary Elizabeth Evans Shaffer (Ricky), Mallory Sue Evans Clark (Andy), Stacy Lynn Evans Visconti (Chris); seven precious great grandchildren; brother, Daniel Chandler Stringer; sisters, Peggie Elizabeth Vandigrifft and Judy Lynn Carmichael. A Chapel service will be held on Thursday October 20, 2016 at 11:00 am at Ridout's Gardendale Chapel with burial to follow at Oakwood Memorial Gardens. Visitation will begin at 10:00 am Thursday morning until service time. In lieu of flowers, the family requests a donation to St. Jude's in her and in Donald's memory.
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