Juanda Jean “Jeanie” Brown, of Groesbeck, passed away Friday, August 15, 2014, at Limestone Medical Center, at age 85. Visitation will be held from 10:00 A.M. through 12:00 P.M. on Saturday, August 16, 2014, at Groesbeck Funeral Home. Graveside services will be held at 2:00 P.M. on Saturday at Faulkenberry Cemetery, with Dr. Tod Tanner officiating. Pallbearers will be her grandsons, Andrew Douthit, Taylor Douthit, and Leon Gil, and her long-time friends, Sonny Jones, Warren Allred, Wendel Tooke, and Jessie Jackson. Jeanie was born June 8, 1929 to Oscar Pitts and Pauline Thornton Pitts in Groesbeck. She grew up in Shiloh and graduated from Mexia High School. She began her first career after high school by running for the office of Limestone County District Clerk, and won. She was proud of her four years served as District Clerk. She later married and began raising her family before going to college at Stephen F. Austin University while the family was living in Nacogdoches. She earned a B.S. in Education and a Master’s degree in Educational Counseling, and began her longtime career as an educator. Jeanie moved back to Groesbeck in the mid-eighties and taught first grade at Groesbeck Elementary. From 1986 through 2001 she was Guidance Counselor at Mexia High School, and then served as Counselor at Groesbeck High School from 2002 through 2004. She came out of retirement three times upon requests from school officials. Jeanie was a member of the First Baptist Church of Groesbeck, and a member of the Groesbeck Order of Eastern Star Chapter 810. She enjoyed her lifelong friends in Limestone County, with her pride and joy being her children, grandchildren, and great grandson. And she took special pride in knowing that all of her children and grandchildren were college graduates. She was preceded in death by her father Oscar Pitts and her mother, Pauline Pitts Barfield. She is survived by her sister and brother-in-law, Sue and Robert Baldwin of Mansfield; her daughter and son-in-law, Susan Jean and Dr. Bruce Douthit of McKinney; her son and daughter-in-law, Larry Gordon and Patti Brown of Dallas; grandchildren: Andrew Douthit and wife Leah of Frisco, Lindsey Douthit Gil and husband Leon of Sumerlin, Nevada, Taylor Douthit of Searcy, Arkansas, Blair Brown of Lewisville, Erin Brown of Fayetteville, Arkansas, great grandson, Daniel Gil of Sumerlin, NV, and niece, Sherry Baldwin Kolinek and husband Greg of Dallas. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Academic Sweater Scholarship Fund of Mexia High School.