Dixie Lucille Jones Brownlee
Dixie Lucille Jones Brownlee age 87, passed away Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2012, at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Columbus.
Funeral services are Saturday, Jan. 14, 2012, at 11 a.m. at Memorial Funeral Home Chapel, with Dr. Shawn Parker officiating. Burial will follow at Mt. Vernon Cemetery. Visitation is Saturday from 9:30 until service time, at the funeral home.
Mrs. Brownlee was born in Lowndes County, Wednesday, April 02, 1924, to the late William Arthur and Annie Bell Dotherow Jones. October 3, 1942, she married her late husband, William Morgan Brownlee. She was a member First Baptist Church of Columbus. Mrs. Brownlee made her living as a homemaker, but the job for which she had the most pride was as a mother, grandma, and great-grandmother. Her family was her life and she loved nothing more than spending time with them. Her happiest times were spent at ball games, recitals, talent shows and any other event that gave her excuse to be with those she loved so dearly. Second only to her family, sports was another favorite pastime for Mrs. Brownlee. Whether in person or at home, she could be found enjoying a sporting event....especially watching the Atlanta Braves.
In addition to her parents and husband she was preceded in death by, her infant son, William Morgan Brownlee, Jr., her sister, Bertha Harkins, and her son-in-law Lester Reed.
Survivors include, one daughter, Barbara Brownlee Reed, of West Point; one son,
Dennis Brownlee (Rita), of Columbus; two sisters: Mary Alice McClure, of Columbus, Mildred Atkins, Largo, Fla.; one brother, William Arthur Jones Jr., of Caledonia; seven grandchildren: Angela Van Asselt (Lee), Hollie Sumrall (Clint), Jenna Stricklen (Casey), Bethany Brownlee, Radale Reed (Leslie), Jason Reed (Alison), Scott Reed; six great-grandchildren: Anna Grace Reed, Kara Jane Reed,
Dixon Reed, Lily Reed, Ethan Van Asselt, Reeves Sumrall; and “a host of very special nieces and nephews” Pallbearers are, Radale Reed, Jason Reed, Scott Reed, Lee Van Asselt, Clint Sumrall, and Casey Stricklen
Honorary pallbearers are, Chuck Harkins, Randy McClure, Jimmy Atkins, Billy Atkins, Terry Brownlee, Tommy Brownlee, Jerry Brownlee, Bill Brownlee, and Joe Brownlee.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to, Palmer Home for Children, P.O. Box 746, Columbus, MS 39703.
Memorial Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.