The funeral service will be conducted at 11:00 A.M., Saturday, August 13, 2011 at New Bethel Baptist Church, Church Street, Dooling, Georgia. Interment will follow in Bethlehem Baptist Church Cemetery, Dooling, Georgia. The Rev. Lewis Burton, pastor, will officiate.
Mrs. Willie Bell Gray Brown was born December 3, 1917 in Byromville, Dooly County, Georgia to the late Sam Gray and Lula Seay Gray. She was educated in the public school system of Dooly County. At an age she joined the New Bethel Baptist Church where she served every facet of the church she loved so well. She especially dedicated and lifted her voice to Christ for a number of years as a choir member.
After the death of her mother, she was reared by her aunt, Geneva Jones, who preceded her in death, she also was preceded in death by her husband the late Sam Brown, and her baby daughter.
After her health failed, she moved to Rochester, New York to be with her cousin, Pearlie Felder, who cared and nurtured her throughout her illness.
Survivors are her beloved cousin, Pearlie Felder, Rochester, New York, Eva Mae Williams, South Bay, Florida, Lula Chastain, Utica, New York and Earnestine Keeton, West Henrietta, New York; and a host of beloved cousins, other relatives and friends.