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Fannie R. Hurst

August 19, 1930 ~ August 19, 2021 (age 91)


On August 19, 2021, on her 91st birthday, surrounded by loved ones Fannie Hurst went peacefully to reside with the Lord. 

Fannie was born in Morton, GA, to Odell and Nancy Mayfield.  Fannie accepted the Lord Jesus Christ as her savior at a very young age at Broad River Baptist Church.  Biblical Principles was a guidepost for her life.  Hard work, clean living and praising the Lord was her banner.  As a young woman she moved to Greenville, S.C., and married Hubert Lee Hurst at the age of 19, and they had four children.  The family moved to Boston, MA, in 1960 where they became members of New Hope Baptist Church. Fannie raised her children in New Hope and was a faithful member serving on The Missionary and Usher Board as well as many committees until she relocated to Troy, NY in 2016.  Fannie had been affiliated with The Salvation Army through her children for over 20 years and became a Salvation Army Soldier in 2018.  She served the Lord faithfully, serving, praying and praising the Lord her entire life.

Fannie’s outgoing nature and work ethic gave her the opportunity to be successful at any job she worked on.  Her model was if you going to be a toilet cleaner than you make sure you are the best toilet cleaner in the world.  It didn’t matter if she was working in a factory, in someone’s home, in the hospital or at the bank she had the same pleasant attitude. This not only made life easier for her but made it possible for her to raise her four children and pass on the attitude to them, so that they also were able to be successful at whatever they put their hand to. In 1995 she retired from Boston City Hospital and The Federal Reserve Bank. 

Fannie had a profound influence on many people because she loved deeply.  To Ma Fan it didn’t matter who you were, what you had or where you came from, she treated you with the utmost respect.  She was a wise woman, who was able to give you a pull-up in such a sweet way that you didn’t realize for days that she was telling you that you need to get your stuff together.  

Fannie was nana to so many people that it just became her name.  The love that she lavished on her grands and God given grands was so extravagant that it was stamped in their hearts. During the last days of her life when she was not able to do for herself they lavished that love back onto her.


Fannie is proceeded in death by her husband Hubert Lee Hurst

Mother and Father-Odell and Nancy Mayfield

Sisters: Roberta Mayfield and Dora May Neal

Brothers: Walter (May), June and Charlie Mayfield

Nephews: Sam and Roy Lee Neal, Boyd Mayfield, and Gregory Robinson

Daughter In Law-Shakurah Abdullah

Son-In-Law- Leon Taylor

Brother-In-Law- Rufus Reese

Grandchildren: Raquiba Abdullah


Fannie is survived by 

Sisters-Polly Reese – Her children Albert (Beverly) and David .

              Mary Lou Croft (Jerry) – Her daughter Audra (Calvin) Murray

Nieces – Barbara Pressley- Her children Jacquelyn Bennett-Denise, and William

Kathleen Scott- Children-Lisa, Brenda, Renee, Tarketa, Jaylyn and Charles

Lela McGowan-Child Lisa

Fannie Jackson – Children Masalina,  Martinez, Maximo , Monithia  Yolanda , Sylvia, Wanita and Amber.

Zandra Neal-  Children Zanidro,  Zanadra, Zandrell

Bianca Terry  -Mother Tammy Terry

Nephew – Michael Forsythe-Mother Marie

Fannie has 4 children- Saleem Abdullah, Pat Taylor, Vangerl Pegues and Ricky Hurst which has resulted in “The Nana Tribe” 

The Nana Tribe

Son- Saleem Abdullah- Daughter Martina Abdullah (Emmett) Grandchildren Timothy,  Eli, Tyron, Malcolm, Adam, Mia

Son-Ricky Hurst- Daughter Nyeisha Nicole

Daughter-Pat Taylor- Children Lisa Taylor, Vantrice Bennett (Brian) and Kanei (Shawnte) Taylor. 

Pat’s Grandchildren Carneal, Kyle (Genesis) and Keiona . Great grandchildren  Kyle Jr,  Malachi,  Aryannah, Brian Jr. and Karter.

Daughter-  Vangerl (James) Pegues Children Lauana Dupigny, Peter (Marsha) Dupigny, Angela Rackley, Adrianne (David) Lumpkin, Lyeisha Bryant, Jahilah Riggins and April Bennett.

                  Vangerl and James Grandchildren Quannique, Elijah, Sidney, Marcel, Terrance, Toni, Tai-symone (Tevon), Tavion, David Jr., Naliah, Johnathan, Faith and Emmanuel, Zhariyah., Al-Jahad, Ajae and Semaj and great grandson Tevon Jr


God  Given Son-I. Brady

God Given Daughter – Cora Wooding

God Given Daugher- Fannie Brown, Chantele, Shanell and Marcel 

Son-In-Law- Leonard Dupigny- Kimmy, Kyle, Kevin and Tristan

Also Nana to:

                          Tina Spears -Micaela

                          Ahzeen Macon (Kalela)

                          Duquan Johnson

                          Amy Skarr

                          Argerlina and Aaron Delgado

          Isis Franklin

                          Alberta Inyang-Udoh

                             Tara and Tyler Mcleod

                           Jamar Graves

                           Sadora Jackson

                           Dontay Gibson

                          Samuel Cole

                          Henry Warren

                          Edrina Maben Collins, Tiffany and Kenyon

                         Kariana Ervin-Prince and General

                         Shayna Stephens  

                         Lynn Cann


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August 28, 2021

9:30 AM to 10:30 AM
Salvation Army
410 River Street
Troy, NY 12180

Funeral Service
August 28, 2021

10:30 AM
Salvation Army
410 River Street
Troy, NY 12180

Interment following funeral service
August 28, 2021

Oakwood Cemetery
50 101st
Troy, NY 12180

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