Queen Bowers Brown of Marianna has completed writing a book called "My Journey." The book tells about her life as the third of 13 children growing up on the farm near Bascom, Florida. It includes information about her adult life, her family, the school, church, and community involvement. There are tributes from her family and friends. Photos of special people and events in her life are also included.
After serving on committees that published three outstanding books in Jackson County, Mrs. Brown decided to write and publish her own book at the age of 82 years. Her book confirms that with God, all things are possible, and without Him, we can do nothing.
Mrs. Brown is the widow of the late Amos P. Brown, formerly of Walton County. They are the parents of two children; Attorney Harriet Brown Birk, (Edward) of Orlando, Florida and Amos P. Brown (Priscilla) of Pensacola, Florida. They have three grand children; David Quinton, Derrick Anthony and Trevor Amos Brown. Their oldest grandson David passed away at the age of twelve. Derrick is a graduating senior and Trevor is in the tenth grade.
She has a B.S. and Masters Degree from Florida A & M University with certification in Reading and Supervision and Administration. She has done further study at Wayne State University, Detroit, Michigan, Florida State University and Troy State University, Dothan Center.
Mrs. Brown was employed by the Jackson county School Board. She retired in 1990 after forty-five (45) years of successful employment. She served as a classroom teacher, Adult Education teacher, Reading teacher, Curriculum Specialist, Title 1 Coordinator and Director of Chapter 1 Programs for Jackson County Schools for forty-five years.
She continues to serve in various capacities in her church and the community.
There will be a Book Signing for her book on Tuesday, July 7, 2009, at the Chipola River Book & Tea at 4402 Lafayette Street in Downtown Marianna from 11:00 a.m. until
3:00 p.m. You are invited to come and get your autographed copy of the book.