Nina T. Brown, 79, Director of Child Evangelism for the Hi-Line, of Havre, Montana, went to her final rewards in Heaven Sunday, May 5, 2013. She was born March 18, 1934 to Pon A. and Mary (Braswell) Tackett, Sr. in Yazoo City, Mississippi.
Nina attended school in Mississippi and college in Ohio and Bob Jones University in Greenville, South Carolina. She married Thomas D. Brown June 12, 1965 at the Brunswick First Baptist Church. The couple had three children. After Thomas’s passing, the family moved to Montana in 1986.
Nina served as the Central Hi-Line Director of Child Evangelism for the last 27 years in Montana. Prior to that position, she was a teacher in elementary and secondary schools in Ohio. Her life’s ambition and mission had been to touch the lives of as many as she could. In that regard, she dedicated her life in Montana to the efforts of child evangelism that included Five day Clubs, Bible Schools, Fair Ministries, and Missionary teacher training. She loved this work.
Nina was a volunteer at the Senior Center, Boys and Girls Club, enjoyed stamp craft, needle crafts, gardening and devotionals. She threw herself fully into each and every hobby or job she undertook. Her loving nature was a joy and blessing to all who knew her and she will be greatly missed. She is quoted as saying “Family, Friends, the Bible, Church, and the Children are my life.”
Nina leaves behind daughter, Mary R. Brown of Great Falls, Montana; and son, Thomas J. Brown of Havre, Montana. She is also survived by her remaining brothers, Robert Tackett of Carrollton, Mississippi and Marion Tackett of Sparta, Tennessee; and a very large extended family in the East and South of the country.
Nina was preceded in death by her loving husband, Thomas D. Brown; and son, Earl W. Brown; her parents; and three of her four siblings, Pon Tackett, Betty Skinner, and Lt. Col Guin Tackett.
Nina’s Memorial Service will be 1 P.M., Friday, May 10, 2013, at Holland & Bonine Funeral Home, Havre, Montana, with Chad Leathermon officiating. Nina has been cremated and will be buried with her husband at East Lawn Memorial Cemetery in Brunswick.
The family has requested that memorials be made to a mission of your choice.