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Lena Ann Usery-Brown of Cuba, Missouri was born Tuesday, August 22, 1967 at St. Louis, Missouri to the union Ernest Alvin and Rachel (nee: Anderson) Usery and left from this life, surrounded by her family, on Sunday, September 18, 2016 at her mom's home in Bridgeton, Missouri at the young age of 49 years. Lena attended Pattonville High School in St. Ann, Missouri and studied at UMSL (University Missouri St. Louis) for business. She continued her education, by taking many classes, to keep her certification in teaching Head Start. In her younger years she cheered for the "Big Red Line" cheerleaders for the St. Louis Cardinals Football Team, the "Blue Angels" cheerleaders for the St. Louis Blues Hockey Team and the "Steam Heat" cheerleaders for the St. Louis Steamers Soccer Team. Her family would go to the farm in Vichy and Lena would spend hours riding horses. She enjoyed all music from the 1950's to current and she loved to sing along with the radio. Lena volunteered for fifteen years for the "Children's Miracle Network Telethon" that was held at Six Flags in St. Louis. Lena always had a special place in her heart for children. Taking pictures, swimming, dancing, shopping, reading, going to the river and watching the St. Louis Cardinals Baseball were some of her favorite hobbies. You could find her every year from childhood until recent watching the "Wizard of Oz" every time it was on TV. On October 25, 2001 Lena met and fell in love with Shane Brown. They are the very proud parents of twins Shane and Melayna. Lena was truly the greatest mom in the world. Her entire life for the last twelve years has revolved around her children. Every day was a new adventure and everything was fun as long as they were together. They did crafts, daily actives and bedtime stories together every day. Lena would find a place they hadn't been and away they would go on a road trip and a new adventure. Although Lena's favorite season was summer, for she always loved the heat, when winter came along they would be outside making snow angles, building a snowman or just playing in the snow. Lena had a smile that made everyone smile, a laugh that could fill a room, love for every child and adult she met, she only spoke positive words and was honestly the sweetest and kindness person you could have ever known. She believed that every moment of every day was your chance to great a memory. Lena worked for the Cuba Head Start for nine years before health rapidly began to decline. Lena was a loving daughter, sister, wife, mother, aunt, sister-in-law and friend of everyone. She will be forever missed but never forgotten by all who knew and loved her. Lena is preceded in death by her father Ernest Alvin Usery, brother-in-law Tony Brown and other family and friends. Those who are left to treasure her memory and to continue her legacy is her loving husband and best friend Shane Brown of the home, two amazing children Shane M. and Melayna R. Brown of the home, mother Rachel Usery of Bridgeton, brother Steve and wife Donna Usery of O'Fallon, Missouri, brothers-in-law Lorado Brown, Nick and wife Marcia Brown and Cliff and Janie Brown all of Wichita, Kansas, nieces, nephews, students and a host of other relatives and many friends. Visitation will be held Saturday, September 24, 2016 from 12:00 pm till 4:00 pm at the Mizell Funeral Home, 904 W Washington Street, Cuba, Missouri. A Celebration of Life Service will be held at 4:00 pm Saturday, September 24, 2016 at the Mizell Funeral Home of Cuba with Larry Machuga officiating. Special music will be "Over the Rainbow", "Dancing Queen" and "You're Gonna Miss Me When I'm Gone". Cremation will follow the funeral service. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions to the family, for medical and funeral expenses, would be greatly appreciated. The Mizell Funeral Home of Cuba is honored to be serving the Usery-Brown family.
Saturday, September 24th, 2016, Mizell Funeral Home
12:00pm - 4:00pm
Saturday, September 24th, 2016 4:00pm, Mizell Funeral Home
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