Carolyn “Bitsy” Nations

Published 12:01 am Tuesday, February 4, 2020

March 8, 1944 – Feb. 1, 2020


PORT GIBSON— Services for Carolyn “Bitsy” Nations, 75, who died Saturday, Feb. 1, 2020, at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Southaven, will be 11 a.m. Wednesday at Glenwood Funeral Home Chapel in Port Gibson with the Rev. Charles Gammel officiating.

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Burial will follow at Cane Ridge Cemetery in Lorman under the direction of Glenwood Funeral Home.

Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today and from 10 a.m. until service time Wednesday at the funeral home.

Bitsy was a lifelong resident of Fayette, born March 8, 1944, the daughter of Walter A. and Florence Helen Jones Brown.

She loved cooking and travelling. She was best known for her lifelong passion for making the highly sought after and secret recipe for Brown family pralines. She made them every year for the Natchez Pilgrimage.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Woodrow Nations; and five siblings, Rose Estelle “Tell Tell” Pansano, Vivian “Tency” Cangemi, Pebble Robinson, Walter “Tubby” Brown and Sarah “Bosco” Brown.

Survivors include one daughter, Rachelle Holder and husband, Chad, of Horn Lake; one brother, David Brown and wife, Karen, of Natchez; two grandchildren, Peyton Holder and Mason Holder; and a number of nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers will be Michael “Bullet” Cangemi, Bryan Brown, Gavin Bruce, Dexter Smith, Toler Smith and Clay Brown.

Honorary pallbearers will be Walter “Speedy” Cangemi, Michael Brown, Wylie Smith, Cade Cangemi, Blake Smith and Michael Cangemi III.