Juanita Newell Brown, 86, of Jackson, passed away September 11, 2018 at her home. She was born May 28, 1932 to Worthy Henry and Oneda Parsons Newell in Forrest, Arkansas. She was a faithful member of Jackson First United Methodist Church where she was a member of the Chancel Choir and a Sunday School teacher.
A graduate of Millry High School, she received a bachelor’s degree in Education from the University of South Alabama and a master’s degree from the University of West Alabama and was employed as a teacher with the Clarke County Board of Education. She enjoyed reading, singing, crossword puzzles and cryptoquips. Most importantly, she enjoyed spending time with her family.
She was preceded in death by her parents and husband, Rev. Jake B. Brown.
She is survived by her children, Katherine Elaine (Jerry) Merritt, Karl David (Dianna) Brown), Marsha Lyn (Dr. Stanley) Beard, John I. (Amy) Brown; grandchildren, Jacob (Elissa) Brown, William Taylor, Jake Brown; great-grandchild, Cooper Brown and brother, Worthy Henry Newell, Jr.
A memorial service will be conducted Saturday at 2 p.m. on September 15, 2018 at Jackson First United Methodist Church with the Revs. Dr. Jim DuFriend, Dr. Danielle May, Al Brown and Jerry Taylor officiating. Visitation will begin one hour prior to the service. Interment will precede the service at 10 a.m. at Barlow United Methodist Cemetery in Washington County with Lathan Funeral Home directing.
In lieu of flowers, donations in her memory may be made to the Jackson First United Methodist Church Capital Fund.
Condolences may be offered at www.lathanfuneralhome.com.
Kathy, David, Marsha, John, and Families,
Know that Lloyd and I join you all in celebrating Juanita's life and example.
"Oh, perfect Love, thy mission high fulfilling . . ."
I have treasured, with gratitude, the relationships I have had with each of you, as well as with each of your parents. Lloyd joins me in the hope and prayer that the many blessings your presence gives our lives will be returned to each and all of you and yours. We will always celebrate our connection with you all.
"Blessed be the tie that binds our hearts in Christian Love.
The fellowship of kindred minds is like to that above."
With our love to each of you,
Joanna and Lloyd Paul
Joanna Patterson PaulSanta Rosa Beach, FL
You have my sympathy and prayers.
Cindy DunaganCoffeeville, AL
So sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with your family.
Amy ColemanFairhope, AL
Offering my condolences to the family.
Sandra RobinsonJackson, AL
Sending my prayers and condolences to the entire family, God bless you and be encouraged.
Marcella MitchellJackson, AL
TO SORRY TO HERE ABOUT MRS. BROWN. I KNOW SHE WILL BE MISSED GREATLY.
BOOG AND SHELIA TOLBERTGAINESTOWN, AL