The funeral service will be conducted at 3:00 P.M., Friday, June 8, 2012 at the Friendship Baptist Church, 411 Cotton Avenue, Americus, Georgia. Reverend Dr. H.C. Wilson will officiate. Interment will follow in Staley Memorial Cemetery, Americus.
Mrs. Brown was born August 10, 1932 in Preston, Webster County, Georgia to the late Stout Taylor and Celia Shelton Taylor .Six siblings preceded her in death, Thelma Hurley, Elma Culivert, Georgia Bronner, Essie Johnson, Annie Colbert and Rosa “Polly” Lee Young. She was educated in the Marion County Public School System. She was a member of the Mount Olive Baptist Church and co-owner of Brown's Grocery Store.
Survivors include her husband of 65 years, Alex Brown, Sr., Americus, Georgia; eight children, Annie Ruth Kendall, Albany, Georgia, Alex Brown, Jr., Hartford, Connecticut, John Alfred Brown (Earlean), James Phillip Brown (Dale), all of Americus, Georgia, John Thomas Brown (Gloria), Las Vegas, Nevada, Carl D. Brown (Gwendolyn), Americus, Georgia, Pastor A. L. Brown (Pamela), Pine Bluff, Arkansas and Gary Brown (Tammy), Americus, Georgia; 17 grandchildren; 30 great grandchildren; 2 great great grandchildren; five siblings, Ceola Roberts, Bishop J. T. Taylor (Lois), Lady B. Sims, Lillie Cladd (Robert) and Elnora Girvens, all of Americus, Georgia; brothers-in-law / sisters-in-law, Gladys Williams, Cordele, Georgia, Mayor Dorothy Hubbard (Robert), Albany, Georgia, Ernie Brown (Veda), Atlanta, Georgia and Ann Marie Brown, Cleveland, Ohio; a host of beloved nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate any donations be made to The Phoebe Foundation c/o Cancer Center, 425 3rd Ave., Suite 220, Albany, Georgia 31701 or 1-877-312-1167.
- Will LeRoy Grimes(Saturday, June 23 12 09:49 pm EDT)
With Deepest Sympathy; our prayers are with you. Will LeRoy Grimes and Family of College Park, Georgia
- BARBARA WALTON(Saturday, June 09 12 07:16 pm EDT)
MRS.BROWN WAS A VERY NICE LADY WITH A SWEET SMILE.THIS IS WHAT I WILL ALWAYS REMEMBER ABOUT HER WHEN I WENT TO THE STORE ON JACKSON ST. MAY GOD BE WITH THE FAMILY DURING THIS TIME OF BEREAVEMENT.
- Paul & Earnestine Dixon(Saturday, June 09 12 02:57 pm EDT)
Gary, you are in our Prayers.
- Min. Ruby Mathis-Jackson(Saturday, June 09 12 08:52 am EDT)
To Annie Ruth & the Brown family: So sorry for your loss.
- Lisa Pina Hartage(Friday, June 08 12 11:43 pm EDT)
Gary, We are sorry to hear of your loss, We send out our prayers and condolences to you and the Brown family.
- Ozie Pope Jackson(Friday, June 08 12 01:42 pm EDT)
I am sorry to hear of the passing of Mrs. Tommie Lee. I recall growing up in Americus and attending Staley High and going to the store before and after school. What a pleasant and lovely lady she was. An example to all of us. I am praying for all of you, especially my classmates, John Alfred and Alex, Jr. God bless and keep you all.
- The Seay' family(Thursday, June 07 12 10:35 pm EDT)
Mrs Tommie Lee, I will always rememeber how yo would always speak when I see you. To the family you all be strong and keep the faith. May the Lord Comfort you all during your time of bereavement.
- D'ete Coley(Thursday, June 07 12 10:31 pm EDT)
With deepest sympathy from your great niece & the Broner family!
- Deidra Boone(Thursday, June 07 12 10:19 pm EDT)
I will remember your smile and the sweet spirit you always had about yourself.
May the Lord continue to give the Brown family strength now and in the days ahead.
- The Harris Family(Thursday, June 07 12 03:05 pm EDT)
May Comfort you during your time of bereavement. Out prayers are with you. The Harris Family
- Harriett Rouland-Jones(Thursday, June 07 12 11:58 am EDT)
We will always remember your smile and kindness at the store on North Lee Street. There is a lot of good memories of you there. Your North Lee Street family.
- Midge Miller(Thursday, June 07 12 09:17 am EDT)
Andrea & Gerald: My prayers are with you. Treasure the many wonderful memories you have of your Grandmother.