Mrs. Annie Louise (McCart) Brown, age 74, went on to her eternal reward in Heaven May 15, 2020. She was born June 2, 1945 in Paxton, Florida and was a life-long resident of Walton County.
She is preceded in death by her mother, Fannie Mae (Sowell) and father, William Sharron McCart; two sons, William Gerald Brown and Shaun Michael Brown; her maternal and paternal grandparents; her aunts and uncles; one brother, Howard McCart; and two sisters, Mary Ellen and Marie McCart.
Mrs. Louise is survived by her husband of 49 years, Gerald Lee Brown of Portland, Florida; one son, Miles Lee Brown and wife Toribia; one grandson, Landan Michael-Lee Brown of Portland, Florida; one granddaughter, Sydney and husband Braeden Kitchen of Westville, Florida; brother, Buddy James McCart of Lumberton, Mississippi; sister, Cricket McCart of Massachusetts; and a very special friend Reverend Lois Long.
She was known by family and friends by Louise. Mrs. Louise spent most of her life at home in Portland, Florida with her husband of 49 years, Gerald Lee Brown at her side. She loved to sit on her porch to listen and watch the wild life: birds, squirrels, and laugh at the chickens and ducks running around. She loved to grow flowers and had a green thumb. She took much enjoyment in her many dogs, enjoying their foolishness. She would sit talking for hours about her granddaughter Sydney, whom she worshiped with unconditional love. She was always talking about what she had recently done or planned to do in upcoming days. She said she was in hog heaven with the arrival of her grandson, Landan Michael-Lee Brown and was thankful she got to spend three months getting to know him. Oh, what a sparkle in her eyes when she held him. She loved his smile and the “goo, goo” sounds he made, but when he cried, she demanded he be picked up and argued she would just do it herself. She was very protective of him and had so much pleasure being around him.
“So now grieve for me if you must, and even shed a tear, if you like, but understand my sweethearts, that I’m going to live in a better place, and I’ll have eyes that will never feel a teardrop, I’ll have legs that will never ache with pain, I’ll have hands that will never age and wither and a heart that will never break again so miss me if you must, but let me go!”
A time of visitation will be held Monday, May 18, 2020 at Heritage Church of Freeport from 5 until 7 p.m. Funeral services will be held Tuesday, May 19, 2020 at Heritage Church of Freeport beginning at 11 a.m. with Pastor Joel Davis officiating. Committal services will follow at Hatcher Cemetery.
Arrangements and services are under the direction of Davis-Watkins Funeral Home.
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