John M. Taylor Funeral Home

147 Duke OF Gloucester ST, Annapolis, MD


Brenda Patricia Brown

August 19, 1959March 26, 2020

“Let’s always meet each other with a smile, for a smile is the beginning of love.” Mother Teresa said it, Brenda Brown lived it. It is with profound sadness that we announce the sudden passing of Brenda Brown, a compassionate and dedicated mother and wife.

Brenda was a healer who demonstrated acceptance, patience and loyalty to her family, friends and her community. She accepted everyone for who they were and cherished their value in the world. Brenda was born in Brooklyn on August 19, 1959. She was raised in Rockaway Beach, New York. Before she went to pursue her dream of being a nurse, she was an avid member of the Drama Club and a cheerleader in High School. Throughout her life, Brenda was consistently devoted to helping others. Entering the health care profession was a simple decision for her. She began her career working for Sloan Kettering Memorial Hospital in the children’s wing. Although this job tested her faith, it allowed her to support and nurture so many young people. Her career brought her to Northwell Health where she met the love of her life and husband, Steve Brown. After moving to Maryland to start a family, Brenda became a school health nurse so that she could be closer to her daughters. Brenda’s love for her daughters was evident as she was consistently protective and attentive to their every need. She cherished every moment, watching Sarah and Lauren blossom into strong, beautiful women.

For those of you that knew her from Timber Ridge to St. Andrews, and everywhere in between, she was the most kind, loving spirit. She poured her full self into everyone and everything. Brenda had an infectious laugh, a tremendous smile, and a giving heart. She could work magic in the kitchen. She was an incredible cook, a gift that she learned from her Mother. Her passion for cooking and kindness allowed others to feel cared for. Her meals were legendary and she always made them look so effortless. She enjoyed the simple things in life. A perfect evening to her was a gathering of friends, a delicious meal, engaging conversation, a fine glass of wine and some music playing in the background.

Brenda is survived by her husband, Steve; daughters, Sarah and Lauren; Sisters, Ann Cornish and Patricia Traynor, and Brother and Sister-law; Peter and Farley Brown.

The funeral service will be streamed live Wednesday at 3:30 pm on the John M. Taylor Funeral Home Facebook page. A public viewing will be held Wednesday April 1, 2020 from 4:00 -7:00 PM at John M. Taylor Funeral Home located at 147 Duke of Gloucester Street Annapolis, Maryland 21401. Memorial contributions may be made to your local hospitals and clinics to support healthcare workers and first responders.


  • The service will be live broadcast and can be viewed on the John M. Taylor Funeral Home Facebook page. Wednesday, April 1, 2020
  • Public Visitation Wednesday, April 1, 2020


Brenda Patricia Brown

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Christine Knight

April 7, 2020

Steve and family. We just heard the very sad news about Brenda. Please accept our deepest sympathy. So very sad....to you and your family, hold your memories close to your heart. Much love to your family.

Fred and Sue Stine

April 3, 2020

Brenda will always be remembered by Sue and I as one of the trip organizers and planners. Whether it was taking a road-trip to up-state Vt. or multiple vehicles and a trailer to camp in Fla at Long Key State Park, it was Brenda (and Sue) that were making the lists and checking them twice. Another memory I have of Brenda, and maybe this is just selective memory and maybe she only ever did it once, but I remember Brenda always quick to pour another round of shots (once we arrived safely). Am I mistaken or does that sound like Brenda? :)

Rest In Peace Brenda

Roni Starkey

April 2, 2020

So sorry to hear about Brenda. I worked with her at Macy’s and she was a kind and fair person. My prayers go out to the family.

Karen Ewing

April 1, 2020

We are forever thankful for Brenda. She was a fierce advocate for all children, and especially for those who had health issues. She along with Steve kept Will in school and tended not only to his health but kept his spirits up. Brenda was kind to all, always willing to help, and a great collaborator in so many different rolls. I loved her laugh and "go to attitude" with everything she approached. She loved her girls beyond all measure. Our prayers and love are with Steve, Sarah, and Lauren.

Tricia Traynor

April 1, 2020

Catie Q

April 1, 2020

Deepest sympathies to the Brown family. Ms. Brenda will surely be missed by all who knew her. Sending love and light to Mr. Steve, Lauren and Sarah at this difficult time.

Mimi Kalliongis

April 1, 2020

Brenda truly loved life and her family. She would be first to make someone feel welcome and help anyone she thought needed help. May her memory be eternal.

Tricia Traynor

April 1, 2020

Tricia Traynor

April 1, 2020

Tricia Traynor

April 1, 2020