ATMORE – Jacquelyn Brown, better known as grandma, granny and nana to her grandchildren and Jackie to relatives and close friends, was born in Atmore on Jan. 28, 1941 to the late Edgar and Cladie Laster.
She spent her childhood, adolescence and early adulthood in Atmore and received Christ at an early age, joining Greater Mt. Triumph Baptist Church. She graduated from Escambia County Training School in 1959. Thereafter, she met and fell in love with Clarence Sylvester Brown. From this union two children were born.
In 1961, she moved to Westbury, NY. Being a woman of God and sustaining a very strong faith, she became a member of Mt. Calvary Baptist Church in Westbury, NY, under the leadership of the late Rev. William Parrott, followed by the Rev. Jesse Lyons for 39 years. She sang in the senior choir and served on deaconess board.
Loving her hometown so much and yearning to go home, Jackie relocated to Atmore in 2000 to be with family members and friends. Continuing her church fellowship, she immediately reunited with the Greater Mt. Triumph Baptist Church, again serving on the deaconess board.
Jackie loved cooking and southern home cooking didn’t get any better; she was “the best cook and baker.” She prepared many meals for everyone and all would attest to her being labeled as such. She enjoyed shopping, entertaining and socializing with her family and friends.
Jackie deeply loved her family. She was a devoted wife, mother, stepmother, grandmother, sister and friend. She was loving, kind spirited and the most beautiful person to know.
On Dec. 4, 2010, Jacquelyn Brown departed this earthly life. She was preceded in death by her parents, three brothers and sister.
Left to cherish all the sweet and precious memories of Jackie are her loving husband, Clarence; sons, Eric (Kim) and Tony; her grandchildren and stepchildren; brothers, Charles and James; sister, Lucy (Arnold), as well as a loving host of nephews, nieces, cousins and friends.
Her warm and beautiful smile and Southern hospitality will be deeply missed, but she will forever remain in our hearts.
Funeral Services will be held at noon on Friday, Dec. 10, 2010 at Greater Mt. Triumph Missionary Baptist Church, located at 157 Caver Ave. Viewing will be held from 10 a.m. until service time on Friday, Dec. 10.
Christian Memorial Funeral Home is in charge of services.