Mary Annie Freeman Townsend

Published 10:09 am Monday, January 8, 2024

Mary Annie Freeman Townsend, 80, of Monticello, MS, passed away January 7, 2024, at her residence. She was born September 27, 1943, to Willie Clarance Freeman and Mary Jewel Higgins Freeman. She worked as a Security Guard with Weyerhaeuser for many years.

She is preceded in death by her husband, Glen Townsend; her parents; brother, Walter “Sonny” Freeman; grandson, Branson Cole Buchanan; and great-grandson, Stetson Wade Padgett.

Those left to cherish her memory are her children, Tod Townsend (Jennifer), Deirdre Buchanan (Bubba), and Shawna Padgett (Woody); brothers, Lynn Freeman (Sandra) of Paragould, AR, C.B. Jones (Juanita) of Dumas, AR; sisters, Betty Sue Whitt (Wayne) of Cabot, AR, and Ruth Ellen Henderson (Sam) of Heber Springs, AR. She is also survived by ten grandchildren, Jake Waldrop (Alisha), Hope Gatlin (Eli), Michael Waldrop (Amber), Jade Padgett (Jeffery), Hanna Rippy, Sierra Stephens (Ben), Megan Skinner (Kaleb), Zackary Townsend, Bret Padgett (Demy), and Ryan Welther (Tiffany); 13 great-grandchildren, and a host of other loving family members and friends.

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