Mother Magnolia Brown

September 23, 2020

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The life  of Magnolia Crenshaw Brown began on July 23, 1919 in Greenville, AL the first born of her parents the late Dewitt and Ida Crenshaw.

She met the love of her life the late Mr. Jim Brown and was wedded in Holy Matrimony at an early age and to this union four children were born.   She was preceded in death by her husband: Jim Brown; daughters,Mary Jeanice Brown and Doris Brown; son, Jimmy Lee Brown; sisters, Ella Louise Hawthorne and Willa Mae Cheatham; brothers: Jack Berry, Manuel Berry, Frank Berry, George Cheatham, Robert (Bill) Crenshaw .

She departed this life Wednesday, September 23, 2020 at Crowne Health Care of Greenville, AL.

She was aGod-Fearing woman and a person of great faith.  She accepted Christ at an early age and was baptized at Damascus Baptist Church.  As the years passed she moved her membership to Pilgrim Rest Baptist Church where she worked for many years as a Missionary, Deaconess, Usher. Teaching and guiding the children and youth department of  the church to know and not fear God.  She later moved her membership back to her home church and was considered “Mother of the Church”.  She worked hard and had a beautiful, kind and loving compassion for her church family. She was very dedicated to being a servant of the Lord and believed in doing the Lords work.  She worked faithfully until her health failed.   She worked as a dedicated servant for years serving in the Union District Association in several capacities, mainly loving the Sunshine Committee Ministry.   She was amember of the Willing Worker Link #3 and Order of Eastern Star.

Aside from being a God-fearing woman, wonderful wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother, aunt and hard-worker, she enjoyed cooking and she spent many years working and raising her extended families children.  She also worked several years in the Butler County School System Cafeteria feeding many of her babies as she called them, and no one of this day can say they left her line hungry.  Later, before retirement , she worked at the Lomax Hannon Adult Day Care cafeteria.

She leaves to mourn her passing a daughter, Annie Nell Brown; daughter-in-law, Mary Brown; grand daughters, Lydia Littlejohn (Marvin) and Denise Littlejohn (Dana); grandson, James Brown; five great grandchildren, one great great grandchild, two special nieces, Linda Simpson and Joyce (Steve) Buskey; sister-in-law, Annie Nell Berry, many nieces, nephews, cousins and all her babies as she claims everybody.


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Funeral Service
October 3, 2020

12:00 PM
Lomax Hannon
South Conecuh St
Greenville, AL 36037

Interment following funeral service
October 3, 2020

Damascus Baptist Church
Barganier Lane
Greenville, AL 36037

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