Graveside services will be held at 11:00 A.M., Friday, September 17, 2021 at Staley Memorial Garden on the corner of Mayo Street and Southerfield Road, Americus, Georgia.
Please be mindful that we will adhere to all government recommendations and mandates at all services at this time. We are limiting graveside seating to no more than 10 with masks being strongly encouraged. Other masked attendees are welcomed but will be expected to practice social distancing.
Graveside services, including burials, are likely to be held on ground that is uneven, which is out of the control of Oglethorpe Funeral Chapel, Inc. We ask that you take this into consideration when choosing footwear, such as shoes with high, thin heels. Please be advised that Oglethorpe Funeral Chapel, Inc. will not be held responsible for injuries at a grave site because of this.
Ethel Mae Shannon Brown was born April 14,1935, in Dawson, Georgia, to the late Leroy Shannon, Sr. and Minnie Wiggins Shannon. She was preceded in death by ten siblings and leaves to mourn her loving sister Mary Alice (Henry) Holloway of Albany, Georgia. She was the 11th child of twelve children.
Ethel accepted Jesus Christ as her Lord and Savior at a very young age and was baptized at the Gaines Chapel Church in Graves, Georgia. She put God first in her life and was a devoted Christian woman who was a faithful servant and believer.
She was educated in Terrell County Schools in Dawson, Georgia.
In July of 1953, Ethel was united in holy matrimony to William B. Brown, who preceded her in death. Their union was blessed with five wonderful children: Lorenza (Phyllis) Brown of Albany, Georgia, Alicia (Frank) Harvey of Americus, Georgia, Timothy (Kim) Brown of New Site, Alabama, the late Sharon Green and the late Donald Brown. Ethel was also blessed with eight loving nieces and nephews that she raised as her own: Jimmie Williams (Barbara) of Columbus, Ohio, Marie (Willie) Walker, Ethel Finch both of Americus, Georgia, George Rogers of Tuskegee, Alabama, Carolyn Tell of Sasser, Georgia, Johnny Rogers of Atlanta, Georgia, Vincent Rogers of Austell, Georgia and the late Florence Alcendor.
Ethel retired from Davidson Rubber Company in Americus, Georgia. Her kindness, sense of humor and good nature were the foundation of many loyal and long lasting relationships. She enjoyed cooking, gardening, spending time with her family and she was a MaryKay Consultant. After a brief illness, thou faithful servant took her last breath on Friday, September 10, 2021, and answered when her name was called on that heavenly honor roll.
She was preceded in death by her grandson, Timothy Brown, Jr. Ethel leaves a legacy of love and many wonderful memories to her loving 10 children, sister-in-laws Flora Jean Holloway and Frankie Brown both of Atlanta, Georgia; her grandchildren Torris (Natasha) Lundy, Kimberly (Corey) Newsome, Brandy (Virgil) Hammonds, Kenya Brooks, Angela Farley, Keisa (Michael) Mansfield, Krystal (James) Washington, Kristen Green, Tamika Chaney, Hillary Brown, Shannon Brown, LaDonna (Bobby) Barthell, Astan (Billy) McElveen, Frank Harvey IV, Amber Calloway, Danielle Brown, Patrick Alcendor, Fredrick (Despinia) Alcendor, Sharon (Anthony) Cutts, Willie Walker Jr., Ricky Tell, Sonya Tell, Eddie Tell, Jacorey Tell, Gene Tell, Shamika (Anthony) Rich, LaShonda (Craig) Flint, Ryan Finch, and Kendall Rogers; loving and devoted friends, Gloria Brown of Powder Springs, Georgia, Jenny Bobb and Delois Miles of Americus, Georgia; a loving God daughter Loren Carter and a host of great grandchildren, great-great grandchildren, nieces, nephews, cousins and other sorrowing friends survive.