Obit: Anna Mary Brinson GoldenOct 6th, 2011 | By Submitted | Category: Obituaries
Anna Mary Brinson Golden, 81, a retired school teacher and foster parent from Madison, died Saturday, October 21, 2011, in Tallahassee.Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, October 8, 2011, at Damascus Missionary Baptist Church in Madison, with burial at St. Luke Cemetery in Madison. Visitation will be from 4-6 p.m. Friday, October 7, 2011, at the Ganzy Funeral Home (973-3267).On November 23, 1929, a beautiful baby girl was born to Dr. Daniel Lewis Smith III and Ida Mae Brinson and was named Anna Mary Brinson. Anna was called to be with our Lord and Savior on October 1, 2011 at 11:52 a.m. She peacefully walked into His Son’s arms to join her parents, grandparents, brother and husband. Anna accepted Christ at an early age and joined St. Luke M.B. Church and later joined Mt. Zion A.M.E. Church. She was a member of Damascus M.B. Church until her death. Anna worked on the Steward Board and as a choir member. Anna was a member of RECS Club. Anna married the late Freddie D. Golden and during the union, one child was born. Anna was a devoted mother, grandmother, aunt and friend.Anna’s early education was in the schools of Madison and Gadsden County. She furthered her education at Florida A&M University in Tallahassee, where she received a Master’s degree in Education. She worked diligently as a teacher in Madison County. She received state and national Teacher of the Year in 1975.She leaves to cherish her memories a devoted and caring daughter, Lisa L. Golden, of Tallahassee; four special sons, Kenneth Prather, Sr., Johnny Burke (Javashia), Jesse Seabrooks, all of Tallahassee, and Gianni Jackson of Madison; one devoted uncle, George Pinesett of Madison; two loving aunts, Eartha Mae Barfield of Madison, and Mary Chapmen (John); four loving brothers, Daniel Lewis Smith IV (Daytona Beach), John Harvey Smith (Daytona Beach), Allen Alexander Smith (Indianapolis, Ind.), and Jerry Allen Smith (Daytona Beach), one loving special grandson, Zachari Young of Madison; five special nephews, Duane Honeywell and Keith Miller of Orlando, William Ware and Curtis Dennis, both of Greenville, Reginald Miller of St. Paul, Minn.; and five special nieces, Dorothy Herring-Lee, Helen Townsend Watts (Gaffrey), Bessie Simmons and Louise Ware, all of St. Petersburg; and Barbara Townsend, of Painesville, Ohio.