Bill and Family:
For some reason I just thougnt about this way of expressing my sorrow to you and your family about the unfortunate death of Mary Ann.
She was such a fine lady and her enthusium was so contagious and wonderful. After Helen and I left Baton Rouge for unknown places Mary Ann and her sorority sisters were always on our minds. I know her death was a huge loss for the Brown family and I am so sorry that I was unable to attend her funeral and meet the entire Brown family again after all of these years.
I hope the family is heathly as there age and dispositions will allow them to be.
Dear Judge Brown and Laurie, I feel privileged to have known Mrs. Brown and will always cherish her beauty and kindness to the Patton family. She taught me what a true Southern lady truly is. With all the grace, charm and that beautiful southern drawl..I can hear her now. When I think of my childhood I think of the beautiful family we lived next door too. I will always and forever look up to Ms. Mary Ann as she required us to call her, which took our northern blood some time to get used too! Mary Ann Brown was the one and only, just saying her name brings warmth to your heart. Love to you all and God Bless from the bottom of my heart.
Mrs. Brown's inspiration to the students at Central exists to this day. I was in her eighth and eleventh grade English classes. She was an excellent role model for me. My condolences to the family. May her spirit remain with you always,
Betty Powers, 1965 graduating class of Central High School, Baton Rouge, LA.
Dear Bill and Family
Thank you for a great friendship over the years.
We send our deepest sympathy and wish you
Joy and Bill Smith
Judge Brown & Laurie
God has indeed blessed us all for letting us share a time with Mrs. Brown. She made a positive difference in the lives of everyone who met her. May God grant you peace in knowing the joy she shared wherever she went. We love her. Doug and Cooky Browning
Bill, Please know that we have never forgotten you and Mary Ann when Martha Mott Jackson was ill with cancer. She sent a card every week and you brought Martha her favorite food, fresh greens. She thoroughly enjoyed her Sunday School class with both of you. She touched so many lives and was such an asset to Ingleside Methodist Church.
We are thankful that we were blessed with knowing her. Prayers for your strength. Love, Carolyn and Jimmy Wilson and Pam Myers.
Judge Brown, I was so sorry to hear of your wife's passing. Please know that you and your family will be in my prayers.
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
David and I are so sorry to hear of Mary Ann's passing. She was such a gracious, compassionate lady. In a way, she was Aunt Helen made over - her house filled with the scent of rose petals and camellias,her mind challenging you at every turn and her heart full of grace. She will be missed. You are all in our hearts and prayers. Mother (Amellia Ann "Trip" Adcock Hannigan) asked that I let you all know she is thinking about you.
What great memories of us growing up in Coushatta, and I cherish them all. Pray that Peace is with your family until you meet again. Love Louise Booty
I first met Mary Ann Brown in the hallway of Central High School my first day of eight grade. I was a very shy girl and lost and could not find my English teachers room. I never knew why she walked into the hall that morning, but she was a beautiful angel who came to my rescue, took me under her wing and helped me find my room. My angel turned out to be my eight grade English teacher. I was one of the lucky ones who got taught by her twice. I have adored her ever since and we remained friends thru the years. We only saw each other in later years at class reunions, but it always made me so happy to hear her say "There's Ben and Connie." and always with such pleasure in her voice that it made you fall in love with her all over again. She made everyone feel that way. That was just Mrs. Brown. She was such an inspiration to me after my daughter died and th only thing I can say here is a verse I found for my daughter "You left and forgot to tell our hearts how to live without you". Connie Friedman Conine Class of 1967.
I was a painfully shy 16 year old when I met Mary Brown in English III. She made me fell very comfortable in her class. The things she taught me are still with me even after fifty years. I and very one of her students loved her and always wanted to please her. Mary Brown was a very special lady and I will always remember her. Benjamin (Bennie Joe) Conine. Class of 1965
Mrs Brown was a favorite teacher for many students I know she was for me. I will always remember her for the wonderful person she was and how fortunate I am to have known her.
We were so blessed to have had the influence of Mrs. Brown in our lives - she was our "home room" teacjer at CHS. Her smile was infectous and her devotion to her students was above and beyond. You will be missed . Deepest sympathy to your family. Gary & MaryAnn Smiley
Mary Ann always had a smile and a kind word for everyone. She will always be remembered as a gracious lady. Norma Walters
Thoughts and prayers with you at this sad time.
Our prayers are with you. She was truly one of a kind and a dear friend. Janice and Dorwayne Glover
I am so grateful to have known Mrs. Brown in my years as a Phi Gamma. I admired her poise, thoughtfulness and dedication to the Chi Omega sisterhood. I cherish those memories! Jennifer Holliday Tompkins
RIP, Mary Ann. May
God ease your family's pain.
My deepest sympathy to the family. God Bless You!
Growing up in Coushatta, I knew Mary Ann and her family well. Great people in the history of Red River Parish. Our deepest heartfelt sympathy to the Adcocks and her family. May God grant you peace.
Mrs Brown was such an inspiration to all of us in her class. Not only did she teach, she had a way to make each one of feel so special and to believe in ourselves. May God bless your family and wrap his loving arms around them and give them the strength to get through this time of sorrow. Now we have one more beautiful Angel in Heaven.
We lived in Coushatta and knew Mary Ann and Joe Bill Adcock - and their mother was our teacher at Coushatta Elementary School. What a wonderful family. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you.
Jeri, Rose, and Faye Jones
Such a beautiful lady inside & out. Thoughts & prayers are with the family.
Judge Bill and Laurie...I am so sorry about your Mama and lovely wife! She was a wonderful lady with a heart of gold!!! She will be greatly missed on this earth but WOW! What an angel to have to watch over us all!!! Love and hugs to you all!!
Much love to Laurie, Judge Brown, and all during this sad time.
Dear Bill and Laurie, Buddy and I are saddened by your loss of Mary Ann. She was a viberant and beautiful lady inside and out! Our relationship with Mary Ann spans 50 years through out very close friends and her aunt and uncle James and Audrey Adcock Bailey from Franklinton,La. Our prayers and thoughts are with you at this sad time. Buddy and Mary Crain
My husband, Bob Meador, taught with Mary Ann at Central when we first lived in Baton Rouge and we became friends. She had such an impact on student's lives and on everyone she was around. We shared one special day attending a movie set and had our pictures made with some of the stars. We also saw former Central Students and had lunch with them. I learned what a wonderful person Mary Ann was. Billy, you and your family remain in my heart forever. I thank God for your friendship and for having known Mary Ann. Sincerely, Mary Sue Disch Meador
My thoughts an prayers are with you Laurie and family. Mrs. Mary Ann was so special!
My prayers are with you and your Dad.
Such cherished memories of our days as children growing up together and tremendous friendships all our lives. We will miss you, dear heart. Patti, Norma, Laurine
Will never forget the Sweetest lady in the world. Love to you Laurie and Uncle Bill
Mrs. Brown was truly a beautiful person in every way. She had a positive impact on the lives of all of us at CHS and we are better for having known her.
Your family is in our thoughts and prayers.
Darryl & June Andrews. Class of '61 & '63
Mary Ann, I'm not going to say farewell, but simply goodbye, like I told my dad seven years ago.
Knowing you and your family these 24 years have made Lino's, Anna's and my life richer, and I can't express enough my gratitude for this.
You were a blessing for us all - you still are.
Goodbye, dear friend and beautiful lady.
"Aunt Mary Ann" was one of the sweetest ladies I ever met! I always loved seeing her in Coushatta during the summer! Prayers for her family!!
A beautiful lady, both inside & out, has left this world for a better place. May God be with Bill & Laurie. I truly admired her.
"Teachers change lives. Being the right person at the right time may be enough to change a person's life forever. Human beings are constantly changing. Whether for the good or for the bad, we do not stay the same. Having a positive influence in the form of a teacher can make or break a human being. Years after we are out of school, we remember the teachers that changed our lives. In most cases these may have been the first people that believed in us. That experience of having an authority figure believe that we could succeed carries us forever." - copied
Thank you Mary Ann Adcock Brown for being this teacher for me. I am blessed that you were at the right place (CHS) at the right time to make a difference in my life.
Judge Brown and family,
Mrs. Mary Ann was a very special person at Ingleside. She brighten the room just by walking in. Her love for everyone was written on her face.
Ya'll are in my prayers.
(I was Sunday nursery sitter)
Just a note to let you know that you and your family are in our thoughts and prayers.
Cy '61 and Karen Labat
Mrs Brown was a talented teacher and I will treasure the memories I have of her. She was a powerful woman. There is an old Eskimo saying that says, "Perhaps they are not stars in the sky, but rather openings where our loved ones shine down to let us know they are happy"....Her star will be the brightest.
My deepest sympathy to all of the Brown family. She will be missed beyond words.
Judge Brown, Laurie & family, our sincere sympathies, and deepest condolences to each of you at this most difficult time. What a jewel Mrs. Brown was to have as a teacher at CHS. She had great character and beauty, that came from deep within, and radiated brightly on the outside. Each student was her favorite. At a time in our lives when we needed direction and approval, we felt her support. She held high standards for herself and others, and always encouraged you to give your best. She has left a legacy of honor, love, & life, and I feel she was a great example of the Proverbs 31:10-31 Woman. Sincerely
May our Father in Heaven receive you with open arms for you truly blessed us in and out of your English classes. Never was there a more noble lady. With love and respect,
Thinking of you and cherishing my time with Mary Ann!
I feel so blessed to have been taught and encouraged by such a beautiful lady. My prayers are with the family.
Judge Brown and Laurie,
I am remembering Mary Ann so fondly from my early days as a Chi Omega and throughout my adult life. She was a bright spot at a special time for me!
Michelle Reimsnyder Wilson
Miss Adcock as her name was when she taught me at Central, was a Gift from GOD to each person she met. She will always be a bright memory! I sure put a lot of nickles in her jar for saying AIN'T.... Prayers are intended for the family.
To the family of Mary Ann Brown
Our sincere sympathy to the family of Mary Ann Brown who was always a special person in our lives. We will forever remember her and treasure her friendship. May God bless Bill and Laurie and family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.
Mrs. Brown was so elegant & a very good teacher. She had a positive influence on me in my life. She had a positive effect on people. May God comfort her family at this time.
I was deeply saddened to learn of Mary Ann's death. We were friends at LSU. She leaves a great legacy as a generous, gracious, charming and classy lady. I share your sorrow. Respectfully,
I will miss my wonderful Aunt Mary Ann. She ALWAYS had a smile on her face and that approach to life is seen everyday in my cousin Laurie. My love, thoughts and prayers go out to Uncle Bill, Laura and her family. My memories of Mary Ann will always be great ones! She was such a joy to be around. And boy, she could cook a mean bowl of gumbo!! It was always a treat for us around Thanksgiving. Heaven just got a little better!
Judge Brown and Laurie,
I am so very sorry for your loss. Mrs. Brown was a truly beautiful lady, inside and out, who affected many lives in a positive way. May God grant you comfort and strength in the days ahead, and may He give you peace.
Ellen Smith Frazier
The Brown family,
Mrs. Brown will be missed by all. She had such a great influence on my life, she made going to school fun. I can say without a doubt she changed to path that I was taking in life and made me a better person. So glad I got to see her a few years ago at one of the class of 1963 cook outs. She will be remembered and loved always.
JUDGE BROWN AND LAURIE,
MRS. MARY ANN WAS YOUR 'EARTH ANGEL', NOW SHE IS YOUR 'HEAVENLY ANGEL'. WHAT A SPECIAL LADY SHE WAS! IT WAS AN HONOR AND PRIVILEDGE TO KNOW HER. I AM SURE SHE IS WITH GOD TODAY AND ALL HIS ANGELS....WATCHING OVER YOU. LOVE YOU, AND HOLDING YOU IN OUR HEARTS AND PRAYERS, THE ENTIRE MARINO FAMILY.
She was surely one of a kind. We all loved her. Dot O'Neal
Our lives have been nothing but enriched by our encounter with this beautiful lady who personified nothing but CLASS.
Words can not express what she meant to us in those formative years at Central High. Thank you.
So sorry to hear of my favorite teacher's passing. I had the good fortune of having her not only as an English teacher, but also a "home room" teacher. We all loved her very much. I will never forget how disappointed I was when my mother told me that Miss Adcock wouldn't be my home room teacher anymore, a Mrs. Brown was going to be in her place.... Thanks to a merciful God, I am certain she has taken her place in heaven and her rewards will be great.
I was fortunate enough to be in Mrs. Browns homeroom. Always beautiful inside and out. Every time I saw her thru the years she remembered my name and would ask me if I had seen other classmates by their names who also were in her homeroom. Saying a prayer for her family. So sorry for your loss.
Mrs. Brown, thank you for having faith in a seventh grader and her ability to become the author she wanted. I have never forgotten you or the praise and encouragement you gave me that year. To your family I offer my condolences and sincere sympathy as they begin their journey without you.
Sue Davison Houston
Judge and family, Mrs. Mary Ann will always be remembered and cherished in my memory. What a joy it was to learn under her, as well as the visits that we had outside of school. She will ever be missed. My prayers are with you during this time..
We loved our English class with Mrs. Brown...she was a blessing in our young lives. She made us better persons with her wisdom, caring and her joy of teaching.
Judge Brown and Laurie,
My husband, Gary, and I both had the privilege of being students of Mrs. Brown at Central High School. She instilled the love of English in me and nurtured my love of books and poetry.
Gary, like all the other boys, I'm sure, was enamored by her unique blend of charm, persuasion and discipline, and was willing to do whatever it took to win her approval, including compiling a poetry notebook. We still have ours, although they are 45 and 46 years old and about to fall apart. I treasure her notes in her infamous red ink and beautiful script.
I looked forward to my English class because of Mrs. Brown, and couldn't wait to see what surprise each class held. She was naturally beautiful and elegant and even on smothering hot days, entering the classroom with her presence, was a breath of fresh air.
Mrs. Brown encouraged those of us that needed confidence, guided to lead us to our strengths, and disciplined without breaking spirits. Mrs. Brown was a treasure, and Gary and I are grateful for her influence during such an impressionable part of our lives.
May sweet memories sustain you all and God comfort in your loss.
Judge Brown, Laurie, and family -
Mrs. Mary Ann was one of my very favorite people. She was always so kind, loving and generous while my family was at Ingleside. She always brought this bible verse to my mind: "Love is not just words but something real and active." 1 John 3:18. Please know that all of you will be in my heart and on my mind in the days, weeks and months ahead.