A well-known and much-loved speech and drama teacher from Kidderminster will be laid to rest on Thursday 24th September at St George's Church.
Ann Brown, fondly known as “Anna” to all she knew, passed away very peacefully on 8th September 2020 at Brook Court Care Home, Kidderminster at the age of 86 years.
Students from Holy Trinity School and Sixth Form Centre will form a guard of honour for the funeral procession, lining the route between the Birmingham Road school and Radford Avenue to the church.
For over four decades Anna taught numerous students at the school, and years later would also teach their children and their grandchildren, with her ballet teaching helping many pupils progress on to the Royal School of Ballet in London.
Anna was known for her bright eyes, infectious smile, and her dedication and endless enthusiasm and passion for her students, many of whom enjoyed theatrical and academic success thanks to her teaching.
Anna’s Cousin Sarah Peters commented: “Anna brought joy and happiness to all she met and taught in her lifetime. She was an incredible lady with a phenomenal reputation and we as a family will miss her dearly.”
The service will be for close family only, with representatives from the school and the Headteacher Mrs Pamela Leek-Wright in attendance and providing words of reflection on Anna’s life.
Commenting on Anna, Mrs Leek-Wright stated that: “Anyone who knew Anna would agree that she was a remarkable lady who was truly committed to her teaching and nothing brought her more joy than instilling that love and passion in others.”
Also, during the service, a solo will be sung by Harriett Moore, ex-student of Holy Trinity and existing staff member and a poem written by Lorna Wilkin will be read. Music will also be provided by Sally Minchin who will play two violin pieces.
Anyone wishing to pay their respects and observe the Birmingham Road procession is welcome, but kindly asked to observe social distancing.
Following the church service, Anna will be laid to rest in a private burial in St Georges’ churchyard, joining her parents in the family grave. The family ask that any donations are made to the British Wireless for the Blind by either visiting: www.blind.org.uk/donate or sending a donation along with any condolences to: c/o B Ince Funeral Director, Bank House, Bewdley DY12 2DX Tel: 01299 403105.