Leslie Markus Burnette Brown

Published 10:49 am Thursday, November 3, 2022

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Leslie Markus Burnette Brown passed away Wednesday, Oct. 26, 2022 at her home in Winston-Salem.

Born Dec. 9, 1969, Leslie was a graduate of Davie County High School, Peace College and Salem College where she earned a Master’s Degree in Education. Teaching was her passion and she recently looked forward to getting back into the classroom. While she loved all of her students, her gift was her ability to identify the ones that needed a little extra encouragement and nurturing— a hallmark of a truly excellent teacher!

Leslie was the daughter of the late William Anderson and Betty Jane Allgood Burnette.

She is survived by: her pride and joy, her beloved son Robert Zachery Brown; sisters, Sally Burnette McGuire (Austin) and Jane Blair Burnette Daniel; niece, Avee McGuire; and her nephews, Will and Ben McGuire and Wes, Hudson, and John Daniel.

Kind and gentle-natured, Leslie was a beautiful person whose memory will be cherished by all who loved her. Naturally talented and easily mastering her interests, Leslie’s sisters particularly admired her ability to play the piano, her skills in the kitchen, and the strength and competitive spirit she displayed on the swim team or the gymnastics mat—the same competitive spirit she passed down to her son, Zach. She loved the afternoons she spent on the golf course alongside her father, quietly cheering for Zach as he played the game they all loved.

The family has chosen to hold a private service in her memory.

In lieu of flowers, Leslie’s family requests you consider making a donation to: Mental Health Association in Forsyth County, 1509 S. Hawthorne Road, Winston-Salem, NC 27103.

Online condolences: www.hayworth-miller.com.