Jeannine Brown Browning
Departed on April 23, 2021, in West Melbourne, Florida
Jeannine Brown Browning, 88, of Melbourne has passed away and joined her Lord Jesus Christ in heaven.
She is survived by her loving husband of 67 years, George and her children Ginny, Tricia (Vern), Kevin, Colleen (Jim), 8 grandchildren, 8 great grandchildren and her sister Colleen (Dennis).
Jeannine was born June 9, 1932 in Webster, Florida to her parents Noble and Virginia Brown. She married the love of her life George Browning in Webster Florida on June 28, 1953. She attended the University of Florida in Gainesville and Florida Southern in Lakeland where she studied music. Jeannine and George eventually settled in Melbourne where they raised their family.
Jeannine worshipped with her church family at First United Methodist and played an active role in many areas of the church including youth counselor, leading the MYF group for many years and Pairs and Spares Sunday School class. Many lifelong friends were made there.
Jeannine was an outstanding cook and food was one way she showed her love to family and friends. She wrote several cookbooks and travelled Florida and the Southeast to tradeshows marketing them to stores and giftshops for around 20 years. Her books have been sold worldwide and include family histories.
Jeannine loved to entertain and enjoyed spending time with family, especially during the holidays. She was a huge fan of the University of Florida athletic teams, especially basketball and football. Jeannine remained to true to her family roots and actively managed the running of the family cattle ranch in Webster. She also for many years regularly prepared meals for the women and children at the Haven.
If Jeannine was not everything to everyone…. she certainly was everything to her husband, family and friends. The arching theme encompassing a life like Jeannine’s could read “Faith, Family & Friends”. Although this sounds like a cliché you can find on many wooden plaques at any gift store, her life was anything but a cliché. Loving, caring, nurturing and kind-hearted, Jeannine lived for her family and her absence will be felt most by them.
Her funeral service will be at 11:00 am on Saturday, May 1, 2021 at First United Methodist Church, 110 E. New Haven Avenue, Melbourne, Florida. Burial will be private with her family.
In lieu of the flowers the family request donations be made to The Haven for Children: