Cotten Funeral Home


Julia "Tibby" Belle Thomas Brown

14 October, 191912 September, 2021

Julia Belle Thomas Brown, 101, passed away peacefully September 12, 2021 at her home, with her children by her side.

Julia is preceded in death by her beloved husband of 75 years, Charles Robert "Bob" Brown.

She is survived by her 5 children, James Francis Brown (Allene) of Clifton, VA, Robert Thomas Brown of New Bern, Charles Wayne Brown of Pollocksville, Randal David Brown (Loma) of Pollocksville and Rebecca Joyce Brown of Knoxville, TN; nine grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren and two great great grandchildren.

Julia was well loved by all that knew her. She was a true disciple of Jesus Christ. She loved her family and friends very much.

A graveside service will be held at 1:00pm on Wednesday, September 22, 2021 at Greenleaf Memorial Park.

Arrangements by Cotten Funeral Home and Crematory.


  • Graveside Service

    Wednesday, 22 September , 2021


Julia "Tibby" Belle Thomas Brown

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Toni & Kevin Westover

16 September 2021

Ms Tibby was the picture of compassion & love. She & her sweet husband welcomed us, with open arms, when we joined the church. She never missed an opportunity to share her testimony of the gospel and eternal marriage. She & her son, Randy & his family, ministered to our family in every way. Ms Tibby was a wonderful mother, wife, disciple of Jesus christ, artist, sister and friend. She will always be apart of our hearts & testimony.
Untill we meet again, my Sister.

Sherri Hill

16 September 2021

She started as Mrs Tibby when I was, gosh, maybe ten years old and I remember the first day I called her Grandmother. She absolutely adored us girls and would sew Raggedy Anne dolls for us, find old dresses in the attic for us to play dress up with and watch us while we have adventures outside. She became an instant piece of my heart and she’ll always remain there. I will love and miss you always, you beautiful soul ♥️

PS: Grandmother, give everyone up there and giant hug from me 💕

Barbara Brooks

16 September 2021

I loved Julia! Her whole family is awesome! She painted lovely pictures and had her own little “house” to retreat to and create. She was sweet and kind and a good example to all of us. I will miss her and her warm smile.

Cheryl Brown

14 September 2021

That beautiful woman was my mother-in-law for 22 years. I don't recognize that picture of her because when I met her, she was 54 years old. When people say they can't stand their mother-in-law, I did not have that problem. She was awesome! She will be sorely missed.

Sarah Mathis

14 September 2021

Such mighty compassion and kindness packed into one human being.

Forever my biggest influence & most loving role model.💜

Sarah, Dylan, Mason, Aidan & Calum. X

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