Anna Brown, a much-loved speech and drama teacher at Holy Trinity was laid to rest on Thursday 24th September at St George's Church.
Students formed a guard of honour for the funeral procession, lining the route between the Birmingham Road school, Radford Avenue and the church.
For over four decades Anna taught numerous students, and years later would also teach past students’ children and their grandchildren, with her ballet teaching helping many pupils to progress on to the Royal School of Ballet in London.
The family service included Holy Trinity’s Headteacher Mrs Leek-Wright who provided words of reflection.
Commenting on Anna, Mrs Leek-Wright said: “Anyone who knew Anna would agree that she was a remarkable lady who was truly committed to her teaching and nothing brought her more joy than instilling that love and passion in others.”
Anna was known for her bright eyes, infectious smile, and her dedication and endless enthusiasm and passion for her students, many of whom enjoyed theatrical and academic success thanks to her teaching.
Anna’s Cousin Sarah Peters commented: “Anna brought joy and happiness to all she met and taught in her lifetime. She was an incredible lady with a phenomenal reputation and we as a family will miss her dearly.”
Also, during the service, a solo was sung by Mrs Moore, ex-student and current staff member and a poem written by Ms Wilkin was read. Music was also provided by Sally Minchin who played two violin pieces.
Ann Brown, fondly known as “Anna” to all she knew, passed away very peacefully on 8th September 2020 at Brook Court Care Home, Kidderminster at the age of 86 years.
Following the church service, Anna was laid to rest in a private burial in St Georges’ churchyard, joining her parents in the family grave. The family ask that any donations are made to the British Wireless for the Blind by either visiting: www.blind.org.uk/donate or sending a donation along with any condolences to: c/o B Ince Funeral Director, Bank House, Bewdley DY12 2DX Tel: 01299 403105.