Anne Heard Stallworth McKeown, 81, formerly of Jackson and Ridgeland, Mississippi, died Friday, October 15, 2021, in Brandon, Mississippi after a lengthy illness handled with grace, dignity, and humor.
A native of Meridian, Anne graduated from Meridian High School, attended Mississippi State College for Women, and was a graduate of the University of Mississippi and Millsaps College. A member of Kappa Kappa Gamma at Ole Miss, Anne taught English at Central High School in Jackson and was actively engaged in Jackson Junior League and other Jackson area civic and social activities. Passionate about all things involving faith, family, friends, and food, Anne’s network of friends expanded over the years, touching many lives and hearts.
Anne was pre-deceased by her parents, Robert McClelland Stallworth and Virginia Townsend Stallworth of Meridian, Mississippi and Turnbull, Alabama.
Survivors include two children, James Montrose McKeown II (Christina Ramirez McKeown) of Cypress, Texas and Rebekah McKeown Sanders (Richard Devon Sanders) of Atlanta, Georgia; six grandchildren, James Devon Sanders, William McKeown Sanders, and Caroline Ruth Sanders, all of Atlanta, Georgia, and Kathryn McKeown, William McKeown, and Evalyn McKeown, all of Cypress and Houston, Texas; two brothers, Robert McClelland Stallworth, Jr. of Midlothian, Virginia and Hugh Townsend Stallworth of Valrico, Florida; and numerous much beloved nieces, nephews, and cousins in Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, New York, Texas, Virginia, and Washington.
A Celebration of Anne’s life and the Holy Eucharist will be held Monday, October 25, 2021, at 11:00 a.m. at St. Andrew’s Episcopal Cathedral, 305 East Capital Street, Jackson, Mississippi with interment immediately following in St. Andrew’s All Soul’s Walk. Visitation will be held at 10:00 a.m. in St. Andrew’s Parish Hall.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations may be made to St. Andrew’s Episcopal Cathedral (http://standrews.ms/giving/ or the Scleroderma Research Foundation (http://srfcure.org).