Jessie Brown: Obituary


Jessie Brown, age 76 of Marble, NC passed away Sunday, July 21, 2019 at her residence surrounded by family and friends.

She was born in Towns County, GA to the late Ed Dills and Elizabeth “Lizzie” Garrett Dills Newton. Jessie fought a long battle but she always kept the faith no matter what problem or situation she was facing. She always had a smile on her face and was a blessing to all who knew her. Upon first meeting Jessie, her sweet loving spirit was obvious. When others were worried she would often say, “You have to keep looking up.” Jessie always put others before herself. She was a devoted wife, mother and nana to her grandchildren whom she loved so very much. Jessie retired from Levi Strauss. She was an active member of Tomotla Baptist Church. The church was a big part of her life.

In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her step-dad, Johnny Newton; one son, Ronny Brown; two brothers, Gerald and E.J.; four sisters, Geneva, Jeanette, Eva and Ruby; and one granddaughter, Leah Brown.

She is survived by her husband, Allen Brown; one son, Randy Brown and wife Jimmie who was more like a daughter; one daughter, Karen Hogsed; one brother, Lamar Newton and wife Susie; and grandchildren, Colby, Jacob, Katie, Isaac and Jessie.

Funeral Services will be held at 2 pm, Thursday, July 25, 2019 at Tomotla Baptist Church. Pastor Harold Stiles will officiate. Burial will be in the Tomotla Baptist Church Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Colby, Jacob, Isaac and Robert Brown, Billy Ray Palmer, Phil Craig and Mike Welch. Honorary pallbearers will be Sam Brown, Lloyd Clark and Dan Brown.

The family will receive friends from 6-8 pm, Wednesday, July 24, 2019 at Tomotla Baptist Church.

Townson-Rose Funeral Home is in charge of all arrangements.

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