Anna Pelas Kidd

February 21, 1941 - February 02, 2024


Obituary For Anna Pelas Kidd

Anna P. Kidd, 82 of Raleigh, passed away February 2, 2024.

Born in Cairo, Egypt, Anna and her entire family came to the United States in 1948 and all became citizens.

She graduated from White Plains High School, and Westchester Community College. She joined Burroughs Wellcome in 1964, working in the toxicology department until 1971 when her son Christopher was born. In June 1969 she married Kenneth Kidd when he returned from Vietnam. They were both working at Burroughs Wellcome when the company relocated to Research Triangle Park in 1970.

She spent the next few years as a homemaker, learned to play tennis, was a member of the Raleigh Racquet Club (RRC) for many years and played on many teams. She truly loved all the “girls” she played with. During this time, she was elected President of the Parish Council for the Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church. She was President during the construction of the new church on Lead Mine Road in Raleigh.

She became bored as a housewife and took a position at the NC Legislature in 1982. She was legislative assistant for Senator Harris Blake and Representative John Brown. She retired from the Legislature on January 1, 2013. She loved the time serving the people of North Carolina and everyone she ever met working there. It can be said of Anna, "she never met a person she didn’t like, and she never met a person who didn’t like her.”

Over the past few years she suffered from dementia. It was very draining on her, both mentally and physically.

Anna was preceded in death by her parents, Nick and Nellie Pelas and her sister, Mary. She is survived by her husband, Kenneth Kidd; her son, Christopher, both of Raleigh; and her sister, Alice Daly (husband Jack) of New York.

The family would like to express grateful appreciation to the folks at Elsie‘s Place for everything they did for Anna during the past year--in particular, Gina Stavredes.

A viewing and visitation will be held on Thursday, February 8, 2024 from 6:00-8:00pm with the Prayer Service at 7:00pm at Renaissance Funeral Home. A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date, to be determined.

In lieu of flowers, please make a contribution to the building fund at Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church.


8 Feb

Viewing and Visitation

06:00 PM - 08:00 PM

Renaissance Funeral Home 7615 Six Forks Road Raleigh, NC 27615 Get Directions »
8 Feb

Vigil Prayer Service

07:00 PM

Renaissance Funeral Home 7615 Six Forks Road Raleigh, NC 27615 Get Directions »
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  • April 12, 2024

    Ken, Chris We will always cherish her warm greetings and the introduction to the Greek Festival. Except for the Covid years, we have taken family and dozens of friends every year for more than 35 years. May you find comfort and peace.

  • February 22, 2024

    Dear Ken and Chris Condolences from the Pelas family , UK Much love Nick Pelas

  • February 07, 2024

    Dear Ken, I am so sorry for your loss. Sincerely Wes Smith & your friends at Leith

  • February 05, 2024

    She was a precious, loving and kind hearted woman! I worked with her at the GA and she adored my 2 girls I had when I worked there. May her memory be eternal! Lots of love and prayers to your family, Elizabeth, CJ, Piper, Holland and Lochlan Slocum

  • February 04, 2024

    Sending Kenneth & Chris our deepest sympathy. Had not seen Ann in quite some time but remembering our fun times at baseball with Angelo coaching Chris. You are in our thoughts and prayers. May her memory be eternal. In deepest sympathy Evangelos (Angelo) & Cheryl Candes.

  • February 04, 2024

    May her memory be eternal. Always a joy to be around. Tony and Evelyn Zehia

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