Mary Ann (Maw), 77, went home on January 4, 2020 after a long illness. Family will be receiving friends on Thursday, January 9, 2020 from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at Twin Oaks Funeral Home (290 Goodman Road East Southaven, MS) with a service immediately following. Internment will be held at Twin Oaks Memorial Gardens. Twin Oaks Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Mary Ann was born on August 2, 1942 in West Helena, AR. Maw loved our lord and her family more than anything else. She enjoyed supporting her children and grand-children in any activity they were doing. She loved walking on the beach, camping, fishing, traveling, going to flea markets, and family gatherings. She was a member of Berea Baptist Church.
She is survived by her husband, Tom Braden; her daughters, Donna St. John Thompson and Peggy St. John Williams, Tammie (Matt) Braden Huff, and Carmen Braden Emerson; nephew, Guy (Cindy) Martin; eight grandchildren, Mark, Nikki, Teddy, Samantha, Sean, Tori (Chase), Brandon (Kelsey) and Austin; six great-grandchildren, Austin, Hollie, Mason, Hunter, Dakota, and Brantley; her sister, Peggy Martin; and a host of nieces and nephews.
She is preceded in death by her parents, Richard Powers and Lois Tabor; her sister, Billie Bennett; her brother, Jimmy Powers; her sons, Richard and Terry St. John; and her first husband, Halbert L. St. John, Jr.
She will be greatly missed for the unconditional love she gave, the smile that lit up a room, and the hugs that gave comfort and strength.