Helen Marie Brown

Published 9:31 pm Friday, June 28, 2013

Helen Marie Brown was born on December 6, 1932, to the late Charlie and Viola Johnson in Buena Vista, Alabama.



She gracefully departed this life to be with God on June 25, 2013.  She had 13 sisters and brothers, six of whom, Lee, Ollie, Minnie, Willie Clyde, Robert and Lucille, preceded her in death.  She was a member of Ebenezer Lutheran Church in Atmore.

She was married to Hoover Brown for 57 years, and to this union, five children were born. Those who mourn her but cherish her memory are: devoted husband, Hoover Brown of Atmore; five children, DeVan Brown of Atlanta, Devon Brown of Atmore, Andre Brown (Katrinka) of Atmore, Renee Rowe (Wayne) of Atlanta and Eric Brown (Gwendolyn) of Birmingham; six brothers, Delloyd Johnson and O’Neill Johnson, both of Atmore, Woodrow (Elizabeth) Johnson of Chicago, Dewey Johnson of Jackson, Ala., Peter Johnson and Jessie Johnson, both of Los Angeles; one sister, Mary Alice (Charles) Reynolds of Atmore; a devoted sister-in-law, Viola Johnson of Atmore;  nine grandchildren; seven great grandchildren; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and other relatives and loving friends.

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Funeral services will be held Monday, July 1 at 1 p.m. from Empowerment Tabernacle Christian Center. Burial will follow at Stallworth Cemetery. Family will receive friends Sunday, June 30 from 6 until 8 p.m. at Mayberry Funeral Home.

Mayberry Funeral Home in charge of all arrangements.