July 2, 1932 - July 23, 2018
Janie P. Brown (Peggy), age 86, went home to be with her Lord and Savior on Monday, July 23, 2018, after a long struggle with Parkinson’s Disease. She is preceded in death by her parents, her husband, two brothers, and a sister. Peggy was born in Traphill, NC, one of 9 children, graduated at 16 from Traphill High School, attended business college, and moved to Bristol, VA. She worked at Provident as an insurance adjuster for several years before marrying Ray L. Brown and moving with her Navy husband to a number of different stations – SC, FL, GA, Newfoundland, Canada, RI, VA, and MD, where he retired. In MD, Peggy was a longtime member of Montrose Baptist Church, a dedicated member of the choir, a children’s Sunday School teacher, and a pre-school teacher for four year olds at Montrose’s daycare for 14 years. Peggy made a difference in the lives of many children, and several of them contacted her later in life to thank her for the care she had provided and to tell her how it had benefitted and enriched them. Peggy always said that these years of teaching children were the delight of her life. After her husband’s passing in 1978, she moved to Bristol, TN and worked at her brother’s Sunshine Cleaners for many years before finally retiring. Peggy always greatly enjoyed meeting customers from many walks of life from around the area. She is survived by her children, Lucinda Brown and Ray Logan Brown, Jr.; brothers, Clyde McGrady, Carl McGrady, and Charlie McGrady; sisters, Mary Esther Burnette and Penny Vires; as well as many nieces and nephews. The family will hold a private memorial service. Memorial contributions may be sent to Parkinson’s Foundation, 200 SE 1st Street, Suite 800, Miami, FL 33131. Lucinda and Logan wish to personally thank all the caregivers at NHC Bristol and the caregivers from Caris Healthcare Hospice. We are truly appreciative for the wonderful care our mother received. Arrangements especially for Peggy and her family have been made through Oakley-Cook Funeral Home & Crematory.
Janie P. Brown (Peggy), age 86, went home to be with her Lord and Savior on Monday, July 23, 2018, after a long struggle with Parkinson’s Disease. She is preceded in death by her parents, her husband, two brothers, and a sister. Peggy... View Obituary & Service Information
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