'Miss Rosie' of Brown's Landing restaurant dies

WINNSBORO, La. - According to our partners at The News-Star, "Miss Rosie" Rosa Brown, who served everyone from farmers to governors to congressman at her landmark Brown's Landing restaurant in Winnsboro for almost 30 years, died Monday after a short illness. She was 81.

Visitation is scheduled from 4-8 p.m. Thursday at Young's Community Memorial Funeral Home chapel, Winnsboro. A private funeral is scheduled Friday.

"She was one heck of a business woman and an even better mom," Keith Brown said.

Before opening Brown's Landing with her late husband Cecil in 1979, "Miss Rosie" owned and operated a statewide convenience store supply company, Floyd's Leather Craft.

But it was Brown's Landing that would become an iconic eatery in northeastern Louisiana.

She continued to work at the restaurant until becoming sick a few weeks ago. Her daughter Sonija Dollar, who worked with her mother at the restaurant, will continue to operate Brown's Landing.

Read more from our partners at The News-Star.


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