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Orange Park, FL
Bonnie Rose Myers Brown, 80, of Orange Park, FL, passed away May 3, 2011 after a long battle with Alzheimer's Disease. She was born September 22, 1930, in Magee, MS. She was preceded in death by her parents, Jimmy Myers and Virginia Duckworth Myers, of Magee. She was also preceded in death by her brother, Truett Myers.
She is survived by two daughters, Donna Brown McDonald (James) of Little Rock, AR, and Mary Brown Smith (Perry) of Middleburg, FL; four grandchildren, Will Smith (Becka), Evan McDonald (Lorna), Ashley Pigford (Josh), and Bradley McDonald; and great-granddaughter Savannah Pigford.
She is also survived by sisters Clara Capps, Louise Green, and Sue Marcoulier, and brothers Harold Myers (Peggy), and Doug Myers (Laverne).
She was a graduate of Magee High School, Copiah-Lincoln Junior College, and received her B.S. Ed. from Mississippi College in 1961. Her twenty-year teaching career included service in the Clinton Public Schools and Morrison Heights Kindergarten. She loved books and learning and taught a generation of children to read.
She was a longstanding member of Morrison Heights Baptist Church in Clinton, MS, where she taught the Senior Ladies Sunday School Class for many years. She was an accomplished cook, seamstress, and artist with an extraordinary talent for pottery. The tools she used and the formulas she developed now reside in the Art Department of Mississippi College where she volunteered as an instructor. Although her work was included in jurored art shows, her joy was in making pieces to give to friends and family.
She is remembered as a loving, kind, and caring mother and grandmother. She was sustained through life by a strong and unwavering Christian faith.
Visitations will be from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. Friday, May 6, 2011, and from 9:00 a.m. until 9:45 a.m. Saturday, May 7, 2011 at Wright & Ferguson Funeral Home in Clinton, MS. The service will follow at 10:00 a.m. at the Funeral Home. A private graveside service will follow at the Clinton Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to The Baptist Children's Village, P.O. Box 27, Clinton, MS 39060-0027.
Published in Clarion Ledger from May 6 to May 7, 2011