August 4, 1963 - March 6, 2019

WINONA  — Anita Ann Brown, 55, of Winona passed from this world Ash Wednesday, March 6, 2019, in Jackson at University of Mississippi Medical Center comforted by her family members.

A Winona native, she belonged to the Moore Memorial United Methodist Church. Born in Winona on Aug. 4, 1963, to Terry and Joan Grice Brown, Anita is survived by her father, WT, of Stewart; 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 and Pace Maddox; and great-nieces Carrigan Morton and Lila Morton.

Anita’s mother, Joan, and a brother, Ryan, predeceased her.

Serving as a social worker, Anita worked with the MDHS Child Protection Services as an adoption specialist for the past 18 years. She greatly cared for the children for whom she served.

Anita graduated Winona Academy high school in 1981, Wood College, and the University of Mississippi in 1987, with a B.S. in social work. She enjoyed collecting jewelry and purses and especially loved her dogs and cats.

Visitation will be from noon to 1:45 p.m. at Lee Funeral Home. The funeral will be held at 2 p.m. at Moore Memorial United Methodist Church in Winona, with the Rev. John Kramer and the Rev. Linda Malone officiating. Burial will follow in Oakwood Cemetery in Winona. Serving as pallbearers will be 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 Academy, 1014 S. Applegate Street, both in Winona MS 38967.

Lee Funeral Home in Winona ( is handling arrangements.

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