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AMANDA BROWN

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Amanda Lynette Mays Brown, better known as Mandi, passed away peacefully in her home on Tuesday, Nov. 9, 2021, at age 50.

A Rosary for Mandi was held Thursday, Nov. 11, 2021 at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Rhineland. Mandi’s Celebration of Life Mass was Friday, Nov. 12th at St. Joseph’s under the direction of

AMANDA BROWN

McCauley-Smith Funeral Home.

Mandi was born on Dec. 9, 1970, to Lathen and Darlene Withers in Stamford. She graduated Valedictorian of the Guthrie High School Class of 1989 and set some “lofty goals” as a young adult.

When one falls in love, you just know that this is the one - your soulmate. So was the occurrence in 1990 when Mandi noticed this guy with impeccable country dancing skills and who had this head of luscious locks of curly hair. It was at that moment that Mandi fell in love with Kenny Joe Brown, his dancing, and his smile. Many have stories of the Rhineland Dance days, going back to the early 1920s, and so did Mandi and Kenny Joe. The Rhineland Dance would be the backdrop that forged a relationship and bond of love and marriage for three decades. Similarly, Mandi was easy on the eyes of Kenny Joe and captured his heart with her fashionable 90s big hair, sparkling blue eyes, and genuine charming smile. The two married and would take their wedding vows on Oct. 3, 1992, in Rhineland. Together they embellished their young love with four children. Knowing just how well her own mother supported her, Mandi was a proud, loving mother and frequently reminded her kids that, by far, she was their biggest cheerleader and always would be. Mandi had her perfect trifecta in her husband Kenny Joe, her love of being home in Rhineland, and her fondness for her church, St. Joseph’s Catholic Church.

Mandi was preceded in death by her loving father Lathen Withers.

She is survived by her husband of 29 years and best dance partner Kenny Joe of Rhineland; children Stephanie Brown of Lubbock, Jade Brown and fiance Kenzie of Rhineland, Katelyn Brown of Knox City, and Kolbey Brown of Lubbock; granddaughter Avery Brown of Lubbock, is already missing her Gigi; other survivors are her sweet mother Darlene Withers of Munday; two sisters Tonya Vaughn of Munday, Sammie Hatfield and husband Kevin of Manor; brother Bubba Withers and wife Aleshia of Seratoga, WY.; a number of nieces and nephews.

Mandi graduated Magna Cum Laude from McMurray University and immediately entered into her professional love - teaching. She bled purple like a true Mogul and was a proud employee at Munday CISD for over 20 years, where she loved her students, “her kids”, as her own. Mandi’s natural love of kids and teaching were a perfect coupling along with the fulfilling enjoyment she lived each and every day by working alongside her closest friends.

Mandi was a true people person, who loved to socialize, who loved to laugh and with that powerful, passionate personality of hers. She would listen to others tell their stories in their daily lives. Mandi, being a true ranch/country girl, loved to dance, and had the best dance partner in her husband Kenny Joe. Her most sacred memories and times were with the ones she loved to be surrounded by - her family and friends. Mandi loved being Avery’s Gigi, and she loved her students. Mandi was L-O-V-E!