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Brown-Anderson, Marilyn G.

(born: 1953  -  died: 2013) 

Dr. Marilyn G. Brown-Anderson was one of the few African American female dentists in Kentucky when she passed away in 2013. In her obituary in the Louisville Courier-Journal newspaper, Dr. Brown-Anderson is referred to as a "renowned local dentist," she was also a recognized pianist, a certified aqua fitness instructor and pool side attendant, and a gratis faculty member at the University of Louisville and the University of Kentucky [source: see Marilyn Brown-Anderson in the Louisville Courier-Journal, Obituaries section, 04/07/2013].

Dr. Brown-Anderson opened and maintained her dental business at 1300 West Broadway for 22 years in Louisville, KY. She closed the business in 2005 and became a dentist with the Park DuValle Community Center, and a part-time dentist with the Department of Corrections, both in Louisville, KY [source: Obituary program - "A Celebration of Life for Dr. Marilyn G. Brown-Anderson," service Tuesday, April 9, 2013 at the First Virginia Missionary Baptist Church, Louisville, KY].

In her music career, Dr. Brown-Anderson began piano lessons at the age of four, and ten years later she was hired as the church pianist for Greater Good Hope Baptist Church in Louisville. She was the musician for a number of churches, inculding having served as music director at the Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church for 30 years, and she was the Minister of Music for the First Virginia Missionary Baptist Church for 30 years. Dr. Brown-Anderson had also served as the musician for the Young Adult Choir of the Consolidated Baptist Church in Lexington, KY, while living in Lexington and attending dental school. She also had a singing group, Keepers of the Dream [source: within the Dr. Leon D. French obituary in the Louisville Courier-Journal, 05/05/2013].

Dr. Marilyn G. Brown-Anderson was a graduate of Atherton High School and earned a B.A. in biology at the University of Louisville, and a D.M.D. at the University of Kentucky College of Dentistry. She was the daughter of Thomas and Irene Brown, the wife of Kevin D. Anderson, and the sister of Dr. Beatrice S. Brown. This entry and all sources were submitted by Juanita L. White.

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