Annie Brown

Tuesday, February 15, 2005

Annie L. Brown, 71, of Cape Girardeau died Friday, Feb. 11, 2005, at the Lutheran Home.

She was born April 16, 1933, in Dekalb, Miss., daughter of Lee Arthur and Annie L. Shoemaker Barrage. She married Darnelle Nelson.

Brown was a cook at Joe's Restaurant in Kansas City, Mo., 18 years. She was a member of the Church of God and Eastern Star.

Survivors include three sons, Ernest Nelson of Sikeston, Mo., Willie Jones and Lee Brown of Kansas City; a brother, Lee Barrage of St. Louis; three sisters, Effie Walter of Alton, Ill., Culley Thomas and Pearly Payne of Burlington, Iowa; two grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents and a brother.

Friends may call at New Bethel Baptist Church from 10 to 11 a.m. Wednesday.

The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the church, with the Rev. Johnny Thomas officiating. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery at Sikeston.

Ford and Sons Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.