Pauline Vera Brown, 72, formerly of Marion, went home to be with the Lord Friday, Oct. 20, 2017, at Crofton Care and Rehabilitation Center in Crofton, Md.

Ms. Brown was born in Baltimore, Md., Oct. 24, 1944, to the late Paul Edward Brown Sr. and Lessie McNeill Phillips. She was a member of Addie's Chapel United Methodist Church in Marion, where she enjoyed singing in the choir, serving as an usher and on the food committee, and participating in the Seniors's club. She loved going to the Senior Center and loved reading about history and going to historical places. Ms. Brown served her country proudly in the U.S. Navy after she graduated from Mountain View High School, and then she went to work in the textile industry. Her friends have described her as being dependable, kind hearted, strong willed, a good listener, and a lover of laughter; she was proud of her independence. Pauline was true to who she was and lived her own story.

In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by her stepmother, Alice Brown. Surviving Ms. Brown are her daughters, Shannon Brown, of Upper Marlboro, Md; and Andrea Brown, of Asheville; a brother, Paul Edward Brown Jr., of Laurel, Md.; and a sister, Jeanette Ishway, of Baltimore, Md.

A funeral service will be held Saturday, Oct. 28, at 12 p.m., at Addie's Chapel United Methodist Church in Marion, with the Rev. Walter Pegues officiating.

The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service. Burial at Old Fort City Cemetery in Old Fort will follow the service.

Kirksey Funeral Home is honored to be entrusted with the care of the Brown family.

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