Winifred Brown

Obituary of Winifred Brown

Brown, Winifred 100 of Orlando, died December 10,2019. Winifred (Winnie) was the daughter of Fred Cox and Fannie Eaddy Cox. She was born November 14, 1919 at the Orange Memorial Hospital in Orlando. She was predeceased by her parents, husbands, Jack Smith, Harry Brown; daughter, Phyllis Smith Parker; sister Doris Cox Peaden; grandchildren, Sonya Long and Michele Evans. Winnie is survived by her daughter, Gloria Smith Holloway, 3 grandchildren, 6 great-grandchildren, 3 great-great grandchildren and many additional family members and friends. She was a life-long resident of Orlando. She graduated from Orlando High School in 1939. Following high school Winnie married Jack Smith, they remained married until his death in 1972. She was married to Harry Brown from 1981 until his death in 1988. Jack worked at T.G Lee Dairy from 1939 until his death in 1972. Winnie and Jack lived on dairy property on Robinson Street.  Their home was located between a cow pasture and an orange grove. In 1950 they moved into a new home in Azalea Park. Winnie was a life-long Methodist. She was a past member of Concord Park Methodist Church and Conway United Methodist Church.  She and Jack were married at Concord Park Methodist Church, Pastor Red Callaway officiated. Winnie was a wonderful singer. She sang in the choirs of both churches and in choral groups dating back to her high school days and continuing into the early 1990’s when she sang with the Orlando group The Entertainers. Her daughter, Gloria has been her caregiver since 2009. Family and friends also helped with caregiving. Gloria resides in Tampa. She and Winnie made frequent trips traveling on I-4 between Tampa and Orlando. She and Winnie inspite of the changes in landscape, when they were within a few miles of downtown, Winnie would answer “Orlando” when Gloria would ask: “Mama, do you know where we are?  Orlando has lost a native daughter. She will be missed. Private services will be held at a later date

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