Annette Brown Cuttler passed away on August 11,
Funeral services were held on August 22. Following cremation Annette will be buried at the Iowa Veteran's Cemetery next week.
Annette Brown Cuttler was born June 13, 1959 in Chicago, Il to Evans and Bulah (Cain) Marshall. She attended and graduated from Gage Park High School and went on to attend DMACC where she majored in Child Care. She was employed by Embassy Suites and the Des Moines Park District for many years.
Annette was married to Cornelious Brown in 1984. Two sons, Cornelious Jr and Natelie were born to that union. Later, Annette would marry Homer Cuttler. Homer willingly took on the role of step-father to the boys. When Annette’s health began to fail he became caretaker to her parents and eventually Annette herself.
Annette was a loving and generous person. She always had a gift for family members. It didn’t matter if it was something store bought or from her closet, she was always thinking of others. She loved entertaining, so holiday meals were traditionally served at her home. She would spend her last money to provide a hot, delicious meal. To turn down a gift or miss a meal was very disrespectful to her. But she always kept a smile on her face.
Annette was generous to her community also. Each year she would host a back to school event in which she donated school supplies to the kids in her community. She and her late mother served on the Obama presidential campaign and had the opportunity to meet our 44th President. Annette loved music, family gatherings, spending time with her best friends, Van and Beverly and cousin Jannie Ruth, and attending Morning Star Baptist Church.
Annette passed away August 11, 2020 at the age of 61. She was preceded in death by her parents, Evans and Bulah Marshall; siblings, Delores Brown and Paul Marshall and a baby sister.
Annette leaves to cherish her memory her husband, Homer,Cuttler; children, Cornelious Brown and Tatelie Brown; step children, Cantrice Mixon; grandchildren, Tyree Spates, Devin Burts, Kaletia Cuttler, Jaela Carter, Amya and Nyla Carter; her siblings, Donnell Marshall and Joann Marshall, Glenn (Gwen) Marshall; brothers in law, Jimmy (Darlene) Towson, Michael and Don; sisters in law, Debra, Denise, and Priscilla, along with extended family and many friends.
Annette's smile and generous nature will never be forgotten.
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