Thelma Elizabeth Brown

Published 10:00 am Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Atmore resident, Thelma Elizabeth Brown, 91, died March 14, 2015, at the Century Health and Rehabilitation Center in Century, Fla.

Mrs. Brown was born Nov. 30, 1923, in Frisco City, to Gus and Janie McNeil. She graduated from Frisco City High School in 1941 and then enlisted in the U.S. Navy in May of 1944. She received her initial training at Naval Training Station Bronx, N.Y. and then was transferred to Washington, D.C. until the end of her enlistment.

She returned to Atmore in 1964 to raise her family of six children. Afterwards, Mrs. Brown started a new career as a ward clerk at the Atmore Community Hospital, the Monroe County Hospital in Monroeville and the North Baldwin Hospital in Bay Minette. She was an active member of Atmore Baptist Temple until failing health prevented her from attending.

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Mrs. Brown is survived by her daughter Patricia Brown of Pensacola, Fla.; five sons and their spouses, Mike and Karen Brown of Carencro, La., Alvin and Becky Brown of Atmore, David and Teresa Brown of Davisville, Fla., Stephen and Gail Brown of Atmore and James and Linda Brown of Washington, D.C.; as well as nine grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren.

Services were held Tuesday, March 17, at 10 a.m. from the Johnson-Quimby Funeral Home Chapel in Atmore, with the Rev. Robert Heard officiating. Interment followed in Union Cemetery in Frisco City.

Visitation was held Tuesday, March 17, from 9 a.m. until service time at 10 a.m. from the Johnson-Quimby Funeral Home.

Johnson-Quimby Funeral Home, Inc., was in charge of arrangements.