My Momma and our Nana, Margaret Ann Brown-Adkins, 62 of Grasonville, Md, departed this life at her home, Sunday December 6, 2010 after a long struggle of diabetic related illness.\n \n Momma was the beautiful daughter of the late Arnold A. Brown, Jr. and Rena White Brown-Johnson. Margaret Ann was born in Fredericksburg, VA and moved to Queen Anne's County when she was a little girl.\n \n She was educated in the Queen Anne's County Public School System and was a proud student of Kennard High School.\n \n Our Nana, Tee as she was affectionately known, had a big heart. She would give you her last dime if she thought you needed it. She was a kind and very loving person.\n \n Momma loved to cook and feed people. She would cook up something in a minute and invite you over to eat or call and tell you to come and get it. She was known for her Collard Greens, Pig Feet, Pig Tails, Steak, Tuna Salad, Spaghetti Salad, and her Watergate Salad.\n \n To know Nana was to love her whether she was being naughty or nice (we can see her now with her arms folded and her head turned to the side). She was also known for her sense of humor and her slick sayings that would send her family and friends into roars. "Be easy, Good Night Irene, Every shut eye ain't sleep, I'll Holla, Holla Back, Still Kickin just not as high, Don't run up on no storm, He use to be the record but I don't play him no more, That's the thing to do, and Romance without finance is a nuisance." Just to name a few.\n \n Momma at 5 feet 4 inches tall didn't make an impression in a room because of her height, but her beauty was well known. Her hair whether it was hers or a wig was always fly, her clothes were always fashionable, and in style. She rarely left the house without her makeup on. Even in the 2000's she appeared much younger than what she was.\n \n Her grandchildren, and her great grandchildren could always count on her wisdom. She would say "Praise the bridge that carries you across safely" meaning give honor where honor is due. She dispense her wisdom in gentle doses, and always in humor, and at moments that resonated in memories for years.\n \n She loved spending time with her family and friends, enjoying their company and making them laugh.\n \n Momma was preceded in death by her son, Melvin Brown, her brother Jerry Brown and her beloved parents. She leaves to cherish many beautiful memories, one daughter Tonya D. Johnson (Theodore) of Centreville, MD, one brother, William T. Brown of Madison, WI. Two sisters Joy Cowins (Robert), and Michelle Brown of El Paso, TX. One grandson William Ryans III of Grasonville, MD three grand-daughters Laura Gethers (Malcom) of Newport News, VA, Apollonia Ryans of Queenstown, MD and Brittney Ryans of Winston Salem, NC. Eight great -grand children. Ni'cere (Big Dog), Sti'les (Little Dog), Dynasty (Boop Boop), Sin'cere (Little Little Dog), Aliyah, Armani, Londyn, and Willoh all whom she loved so dearly. God-Children Charlee Harris, Monica Keene, Brian Lomax, and Trent Towson. Three nieces and one nephew. A host of cherished aunts, uncles, cousins, and a multitude of friends. Her appreciation and love extended to Aunt Jean Cooper, Cousin Jerome Brown, Cousin/Sister Anita Lomax, Cousin Dorothy Sisco, Cousins Julius and James "Jim Dandy" Bennett, Cousin Sylvester Wheeler, and Cousins Howard and Harrison Johnson. A loving best friend Alfreda "Fre Fre" Pulley-Downs, four devoted friends ; Aretter Baylor, Kasia Puley, Nathaniel Fitchett, Joyce Johnson and a special, devoted friend George "Doc" Teat.\n \n Funeral services will be held on Saturday, December 11, 2010 11am at Centreville UM Church 608 Church Hill Rd Centreville, MD with a viewing two hours prior to the services. Interment in Bryans Cemetery.