Funeral services were held April 10 at Moorhead Baptist Church in Moorhead for Patricia Dianne Brown of Ridgeland. The Rev. Ray Bridges officiated. Burial followed in Moorhead Cemetery.
Patricia Dianne Brown, 68, passed away April 7 at Select Specialty Hospital in Jackson.
Dianne Brown entered Heaven with a smile on her face. She loved the Lord and did not fear death, so with friends and family surrounding her, she peacefully slipped into a body made whole and pain free and joined her beloved parents who passed before her.
A Moorhead, Mississippi native, Dianne graduated Mississippi Delta Community College and Mississippi College. Following her dream of acting, she appeared in numerous theater productions in the Jackson metro area. She moved to Dallas to expand into larger theatrical venues and even got a few roles as an extra in movies.
Again, desiring to spread her wings, she moved to California where she worked at Warner Brothers Studio. A highlight of her time at Warner Brothers was performing on stage in a Warner Brothers Anniversary Gala.
When Dianne returned to Mississippi, she continued her theater work as an actress and director. She appeared in some commercials as well.
New Stage Theatre and The Center Players’ audiences enjoyed her hilarious comedic performances as well as her more serious roles. Dianne was a true theater patron and loved performing. Her work at the Center Players received recognition and accolades, including Best Director statewide and nationally in theater competition.
Theater was not her whole life. She was a very active member of Pinelake Church, where she was faithful to work with the sound and video teams on Wednesday nights.
Dianne was loved by those whose paths crossed her own, and hundreds of people are expressing their sadness at the loss of their beloved friend.
Dianne was preceded in death by her beloved parents, Gertrude and A.P. Brown. She leaves a large family of cousins who mourn her passing.
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