Lela Brown

Obituary of Lela Brown


            Lela Mae Franklin Brown, 83, of Jacksonville was born January 18, 1935 to Merle and Richetcha Rolf Franklin on the family farm in rural Chapin. She was reunited with her husband, Jackie Lee Brown on August 3, 2018 after passing peacefully at home surrounded by her family.

            She is survived by her children, Terry (Gloria) Brown, Tim Brown, Ted (Genny) Brown, Jacki (Kevin) Miller, Chris (Tammy) Brown, Micki (Mark) Phillips, Janice Carmean and Richella Hotard; 25 grandchildren; 38 great-grandchildren; four sisters, Pearl Baker, Opal Clark, Marlene Crocker and Barb Hill and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, Jackie Lee Brown on May 9, 2003.

            Mrs. Brown had attended St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Salem Lutheran Church and Our Redeemer Lutheran Church. She was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother and enjoyed milking her goats with her grandchildren.

            A private service will be held. Memorials are suggested to the Alzheimer’s Association. Williamson Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. Condolences may be left online at www.airsman-hires.com.

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