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On Sunday, October 9 at 2:00pm we will have a Taize style service in the sanctuary to honor the life of Anne Pope.

Anne was passionate about music. She occasionally played piano, sang solos and sang in the choir, directing it at times, for worship at CUCC.  She also served as CUCC’s Office Manager for many years.  Anne was a regular at the 9am Taize service and was there at its inception nearly 30 years ago. She enjoyed leading those services at various times.  Anne loved CUCC and her friends there brought her much joy.

Doug Barrick has put together some of Anne’s favorite chants and hymns. The Taize style service on October 9 at 2:00pm will include prayers and a time of silence. All are welcome to attend in person. The service will not be live-streamed.

Anne Seaver Pope
July 16, 1933 – September 4, 2022

Raleigh, North Carolina – Anne Seaver Pope passed away peacefully at home on Sunday September 4, 2022 at the age of 89. Born in Barre, Vermont on July 16, 1933, she was a long-time resident of Raleigh.

After graduating high school from Spaulding in Barre Vermont, she attended Bowling Green State University in Bowling Green, Ohio. She graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Education in 1955, and had a brief career as a vocal and piano teacher. She was married to her college sweetheart, James F. Pope on August 11, 1956, a marriage that lasted until the death of her husband in September, 2020. Together they raised three sons, living in Schenectady NY and Middletown, OH before moving to Raleigh NC in 1974.

She was an active member at the Community United Church of Christ in Raleigh from the late 1970’s. She sang in the choir, played the piano, and worked for years as an admin in the church office.

A beloved wife and mother, she was also fortunate to have a group of kind and caring friends in the church and in her neighborhood. They meant so much to her and her family.

She is survived by her older brother Roy A. Seaver of Greer, SC and by two of her three sons, James F. Pope III and Frederick M. Pope. She was predeceased by her husband and her youngest son, Lawrence B. Pope. Condolences may be shared at