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George Ann Brown

July 28, 1939 — November 3, 2023

George Ann St. Germain Brown, 84, beloved sister, aunt, friend, and educator passed away peacefully surrounded by her family on November 3, 2023. 

Born in New Orleans in 1939, she spent her youth in Arabi, Louisiana, graduating from Chalmette High School in 1957. She attended Southeastern Louisiana College and graduated with honors with a B.A. in Elementary Education. She received her M.Ed degree in Administration and Supervision in 1969 from LSUNO and a Specialist of Education degree in reading from LSU in 1976.

Upon graduating from Southeastern, she married Felton A. Brown, a fellow educator. They were married for 30 years until he passed away in 1992.

Geroge Ann was an educator who was beloved by students and teachers alike, and throughout her career, she was a trusted mentor to new teachers. She taught at Palmer Elementary School in New Orleans before moving to Baton Rouge when her husband accepted a position with the Louisiana Teachers Association. After moving to Baton Rouge, she taught at Greenbrier Elementary, La Belle Aire Elementary, and several other public schools before taking a sabbatical to do graduate work. 

In 1978 she was named the principal of Howell Park Elementary and later served as principal of Twin Oaks Elementary. In 1984, she was awarded the East Baton Rouge Parish Outstanding School Administrator Award. She retired in 1990 after teaching in the public school system for 30 years.

George Ann loved people, and enjoyed doing things with and for others. She was an active member of Broadmoor United Methodist Church, Joy Circle UMW, and Lagniappe Sunday School Class.  She was a member of the Saints Alive Choir, a flower ministry volunteer, a greeter, and a Vacation Bible School teacher. She belonged to and served as PEO Chapter C President, and volunteered many years in the LSU Book Barn serving as Chairman of the LSU Book Bazaar. She volunteered at Broadmoor Elementary as a reading helper, and continued to mentor teachers for many years .She especially enjoyed the monthly get-togethers of Lunch Bunch, a very special group of long-time friends. 

A staunch supporter of the LSU Tigers, she was a member of Bengal Belles, and enjoyed going to many sporting events over the years.

George Ann always loved to sing and even in her last days, she could sing the songs that she had enjoyed throughout her life. 

Known affectionately as Gee and Aunt Gee to family and friends George Ann was the heart of family gatherings.  She enjoyed hosting them at her home in Baton Rouge and her mountain home in North Carolina. She loved to travel and took many wonderful trips to Europe, Canada, and throughout the United States. 

She was preceded in death by her parents George Joseph St. Germain and Elitha Goodyear St. Germain and her husband Felton A. Brown. She is survived by her sisters Gaynel St. Germain Heston, Phyllis St. Germain McKay, brother Philip St. Germain, and numerous nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.

The family extends heartfelt gratitude to Hospice of Baton Rouge and Susie  for their support and compassionate care.

Visitation will be held on Friday, November 10, at 10 am at Broadmoor United Methodist Church, until the service at 11am. A reception will immediately follow at the church.

Interment will follow the reception at Resthaven Gardens of Memory.

In lieu of flowers, donations in her memory may be made to an Alzheimer’s organization of your choice.

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