Mary Brown

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

"great outdoors".

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.