Mabel Champagne Brown

12 octobre 19384 septembre 2021

Mabel Brown, 82, of Verona, VA, died Saturday, September 4, 2021, at Highland Ridge Rehab Center in Dublin, VA. She was born on October 12, 1938, in New Orleans, LA, as the oldest of five children to Etienne and Louise Champagne. She was predeceased by her mother and father, her husband - Eugene H. Brown, and her brothers - Rudolph (Rudy) and Daniel.

Left to cherish her memory are her children - Ann (Brian) Brobson, John Brown, and Paul Brown; her grandchildren – Adele (Joshua) Pereira, Grant Brobson, Adam Brobson, Valerie Brobson, and Noah Brown; and her great grandchild – Ronin Pereira. She is also survived by two sisters – Marlene (Andrew) Morel and Lois Untereiner, sister-in-law – Sharon Clough, numerous cousins, nieces, nephews, great nieces, and great nephews.

Over the years, Mabel accumulated many close friends including Shirley Kelley, Patsy Rhinehart, Larry and Pat Lawhorn, Norma and Homer Wilson Eutsler, John and Mildred Back, and the late Melvin Lawhorn. She also greatly appreciated the care, assistance, and love from the Flesher family (Kim, Edwin, Brianna, and Lattinia), and two nieces - Sue (Bill) Finch, and Rae (Tim) McMurray.

Mabel spent much of her life helping others while working at the Commissioner of Revenue in Staunton, VA and as the cafeteria manager at S. Gordon Stewart Middle School in Fort Defiance, VA. She was loved by her family and friends and will be missed deeply by all.

A graveside funeral service scheduled for 11 am, Saturday, September 11, at Oak Lawn Mausoleum and Memory Gardens (1921 Shutterlee Mill Road, Staunton, VA) where she will be laid to rest. Garold Senger, Jr. will officiate. A time to visit with friends and family will follow at a different location.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to “Donors Choose”, a program to fund special projects for classrooms at S. Gordon Stewart Middle School. Please see “https://www.donorschoose.org/classroom/4132807” if you would like to make a one-time donation.


  • Ann Brobson (Brian), Daughter
  • John Brown, Son
  • Paul Brown, Son
  • Adele Pereira (Joshua), Grandchild
  • Grant Brobson, Grandchild
  • Adam Brrobson, Grandchild
  • Valerie Brobson, Grandchild
  • Noah Brown, Grandchild
  • Ronin Pereira, Great-Grandchild
  • Marlene Morel (Andrew), Sister
  • Lois Untereiner, Sister
  • Sharon Clough, Sister-in-law
  • Numerous, Cousins, Nieces & Nephews
  • Numerous, Great Nieces & Nephews
  • Eugene H. Brown, Husband (deceased)
  • Rudolph "Rudy" & Daniel, Brothers (deceased)


  • Graveside Service

    samedi, 11 septembre , 2021


Mabel Champagne Brown


Mildred Back

7 septembre , 2021

Mom Mabel came into our lives and "oh whats times we had."
We love playing cards together ,and before we could get started, it's was always Mabel win, and course with dad playing we would loose, because we said he cheated. Mabel made us feel welcome with open arms and was that shoulder you cry on
When we needed too. We lived closed to each other on the farm in Mt. Sidney.
When we would have that time selling magazines for the school I would always sell her a farmer magazines and she would be the only one who buy one from me. Mabel and us like county cooking and went there real often"i know they are dining at County cooking right now. Love and miss you ,but no more pain and suffering now there a beautiful shining star has enter the sky above..I will continue to talk with you when I need that shoulder to cry on.
Love Mildred 💘

Robert Troxler

7 septembre , 2021

My condolences to the family.

I worked with John Brown for 7 years at Jim Myers and Sons in Charlotte, NC. During that time John would speak fondly of his mother Mabel and other family.

May the family know that Mabel is now resting in peace.