July 1, 1917 ~ October 13, 2016 Anna Glenos Covellis, age 99, of Birmingham, a beloved mother, "Yia Yia" (grandmother), and great-grandmother passed away peacefully on October 13, 2016. Anna was born on July 1, 1917, in Birmingham, Alabama. She was the first-born child of Greek immigrants, Paul and Melba Anastasia, from Mytilene, Greece. She grew up in the Ensley neighborhood, and married Louis N. Glenos, from Andros, Greece, at the age of eighteen. The couple owned and operated several Birmingham restaurants together, including Anne's Steakhouse and the Patio Restaurant to name a few. The couple was married for twenty-six years and had one son, Nick L. Glenos. Her husband, Louis, passed away in 1960. In 1978, Anna remarried, to Tom G. Covellis. She was married to Tom for fourteen years, until his death, in 1992. Anna very much enjoyed working with people and, after retiring, continued to work part time for many years in retail at Pizitz and then as a cashier at Leos' Restaurant. Anna was known for her independence, elegance and grace. She enjoyed cooking and baking, especially Greek pastries. Her grandchildren frequently squabbled over the last serving of her famous rice pudding! She was a remarkable and dear woman who will be missed by her family. She is preceded in death by her parents, Paul and Melba Anastasia; her son, Nick L. Glenos; husbands, Louis N. Glenos and Tom G. Covellis; brother, James Anastasia (killed in WWII); brother-in-law, Augustus Kavalos; and sister-in-law, Sylvia Anastasia. She is survived by her daughter-in-law, Kay Glenos; grandchildren, Chris Glenos (Amy), Monica Glenos, Nikol Gaut (Scotty); great-grandchildren, Katherine Griffin, Nicholas Griffin, Christian Glenos, Sophia Glenos, Frances Gaut and Philip Gaut; brother, Pete Anastasia; sister, Helen Kavalos; and nieces and nephew, Debra Delaney, Alexa Horowitz; and Michael Anastasia. The family would like to express its sincere gratitude to Evelyn Leshore, Mary Butler, and all of Anna's other nurses and care-givers for their tender and loving care of Anna during her final days on this earth. Funeral services will be held at Holy Trinity-Holy Cross Greek Orthodox Cathedral, 307 19th Street South, Birmingham, AL, on Wednesday, October 19, as follows: Visitation at 10 a.m. and Funeral at 11:00 a.m., with graveside to follow at Southern Heritage Cemetery in Pelham. In lieu of flowers the family requests that memorials be made to the "Greek Orthodox Church AHEPA 420 Scholarship Fund," 307 19th Street South, Birmingham, AL 35233.
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