Anita Ann Brown, 55, of Winona passed from this world Ash Wednesday, March 6 at the University of Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson comforted by her family members.
Visitation was from noon until 1:45 p.m. on Saturday, March 9, at Lee Funeral Home and service was held at 2 p.m. at Moore Memorial United Methodist Church in Winona. Rev. John Kramer and Rev. Linda Malone officiated. Burial followed in Oakwood Cemetery in Winona.
She was born to Terry and Joan Grice Brown in Winona on August 4, 1963. Anita graduated Winona Academy High School in 1981, Wood College, and the University of Mississippi in 1987 with a BS in Social Work.
She enjoyed collecting jewelry and purses, and especially loved her dogs and cats. She belonged to the Moore Memorial United Methodist Church.
Anita was a social worker and worked for the Mississippi Department of Human Service Child Protection Services as an adoption specialist for eighteen years. She greatly cared for the children for whom she served.
Her mother, Joan, and brother, Ryan, predeceased her.
Anita is survived by her father, WT, of Stewart; and three brothers, Terry (Midge) of Greenwood, Jim (Meliesa) of Stewart, and Pat (Ginger) of Oxford; nieces, Morgan Maddox, Alex Morton, Katherine Ann Brown and Virginia Brown; nephews, Will Brown, Scott Brown and Edward Brown; great nephews, Thomas Howard Morton, Kellan Morton, Paxton Maddox, Pace Maddox; and great nieces, Carrigan Morton and Lila Morton.
Pallbearers were Terry Brown, Jim Brown, Pat Brown, Will Brown, Scott Brown, Edward Brown, Kip Brown, and Heath Grice.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Moore Memorial UMC, 201 Magnolia Street, or Winona Christian School, 1014 S Applegate Street, both in Winona MS 38967.
Lee Funeral Home of Winona (www.ofhwinona.com) handled the arrangements.