Ann Power Douglas Keesler

November 25, 2016

Ann Power Douglas Keesler died peacefully on Friday, November 25 2016 at CMC Pineville Hospital, Charlotte, NC, following a brief illness.

She was born in Charleston, WV on July 18, 1958, daughter of Mary Ann Power Douglas and Robert Edward Douglas. Ann is survived by her husband, James Zuill Keesler and son, Douglas McConnell Keesler; her father, Robert Edward Douglas and his wife, Nancy McNary Douglas of Charleston, WV. She is also survived by numerous cousins, aunts, uncles, nieces & nephews. Ann was preceded in death by her mother, Mary Ann Power Douglas; son, James Zuill Keesler II; brother, Robert Edward Douglas, Jr.; and mother and father-in-law, D. Lacy and Jane Moore Keesler of Charlotte.

Ann grew up in Charleston, WV, where she was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Charleston. She was a graduate of George Washington High School, and received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Finance from West Virginia University in 1981. In her youth, Ann was often rewarded for her skill as an equestrian, and in 1975 won the West Virginia State Fair Quarter Horse Championship. As a college student, Ann became a member of Kappa Kappa Gamma Sorority, and the Daughters of the American Revolution. Upon graduation, Ann moved to Charlotte where she was employed in the banking and mortgage industry. In time, her love of antiques drew Ann to develop a hobby business, “Ann’s Antiques & Collectibles” located in Charlotte. The business enlarged Ann’s life, and through the years brought cherished friendships. In 1984, Ann married James Zuill Keesler of Charlotte. Their marriage of 32 years was marked by Ann’s caring ways and endless support of her husband and sons.

A service to celebrate the life of Ann Power Douglas Keesler will be held at 3:00 PM on Saturday, December 10, 2016 at First Presbyterian Church, 200 West Trade St., Charlotte. The family will receive friends following the service at the church.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in memory of Ann & Wimpy Cody to Mighty Riders, equine-assisted therapy for children with special needs, 455 Providence Rd. S., Waxhaw, NC 28173.

Arrangements are in the care of Kenneth W. Poe Funeral & Cremation Service. Condolences may be made at


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  • Rick Carns

    As a 1976 G W grad with Ann I am so sorry to hear of her passing. Although I didn't stay in touch with her after high school she was one of the few girls/women I have met that was as pretty on the inside as she was on the outside.! RIP. ANN?