Obituary of Mary Brown
Mary Brown (née Harrison) was born on January 13, 1928 to
the late Samuel Harrison and Grace (Harrison) Royal (née Liggins) in
Powhatan County, Virginia.
At an early age, Mary was converted, baptized, and became a
member of Little Zion Baptist Church in Powhatan, Virginia where her
membership remained. She attended the Powhatan Public Elementary and
Middle Schools and graduated from Pocahontas High School.
She was joined in holy matrimony to Samuel Brown who
preceded her in death.
Mary was a "saint" who loved and cared deeply for her family.
She loved children, and enjoyed being in their company. She also loved
being outside, and enjoyed finding different projects to work on in the
For the last few years, Mary had some health challenges and
departed this life on Friday, February 9, 2018 at The Laurels of Willow
Creek Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Midlothian, Virginia.
Mary had recently celebrated her 90th birthday with her family.
Mary was an entrepreneur, operating and managing her own
"county grocery store" for almost fifty years.
She leaves many to cherish fond memories: her loving brothers,
Arthur Harrison (Bessie) of Montclair, New Jersey and Ervin S. Royall
(Rita) of Jettersville, Virginia; and a host of loving nephews, cousins,
extended family and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents,
Samuel and Grace Harrison; brothers, Curtis Harrison and Augustus
Royal; sisters, Alice Booker (Harrison), Clarice Brown (Harrison), Renia
Crockett (Royal), and Margaret Royal.
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