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Obituary – Mary Ann Brothers

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Mary Ann Brothers, 80, of Waldron, Arkansas passed away Friday, August 11th in Waldron, Arkansas.

Mary Ann was married to the love of her life Jay Dean for 60 years. They did everything together. They were blessed with three children, and they worked together on the family farm in the timber, and she even learned to use a chainsaw and cut poles. 

Even though they spent all their time together, Mary Ann was proud to say that they ever had a real argument. Mary Ann treasured all of her family, especially her children and grandchildren, and she would do anything for any of them. She proved that she would do anything when she delivered her nephew in the backseat of a car. Mary Ann dedicated her life to God, and she was a lifetime member of the Pentecostal Church. She held several positions at the church through the years, including secretary, piano player, Sunday school teacher and filling in wherever she was needed. She was a faithful prayer warrior and witness up until she left this earth to be with Jesus.

She continued praying for her family even when her memory started failing and she also prayed for everyone in the nursing home. Even when she forgot everything, she still remembered God and she still knew she loved her family. And thankfully we know today that she is in Heaven rejoicing with her Jesus and her family that has gone before her. Her work on earth is done and she has received her crown. 

She is survived by one daughter, Jeanette (Tom) Garrison, two sons, Richie (Teri) Brothers and Chuck (Sharee) Brothers, one sister, Fayreen Vaughn, ten grandchildren and twenty great-grandchildren. 

She is preceded in death by her husband of 60 years, J. D. 
Brothers, three sisters, Mae Slater, Dorothy Barnett and Annie Sue Barnett, and one brother Allen Yandell, and her nieces and nephews Carla Kozak, Leslie Vaughn, Freda Speaks, Maxine Wiscour and Barbara McCarty.

Pallbearers will be her grandsons, Michael and Blake Garrison, Wesley, Rusty, and Justin Brothers and Todd, Bradley, and Dillan Brothers and granddaughters Krystal Vaught and Amanda Butenchen.

Visitation will be held Monday, August 14, 2023 from 5pm to 8pm at Martin Funeral Home Chapel in Waldron, Arkansas with funeral services to be held Tuesday, August 15, 2023 at 2pm at Friendship Pentecostal Church in Waldron, Arkansas. Interment will follow in Friendship Cemetery. 

Online condolences may be sent atwww.martinfuneralhomes.com

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