Mary Evelyn Wilson Brown

February 10, 1947September 13, 2020

Mary Evelyn Wilson Brown, 73, died peacefully on September 13, 2020 surrounded by loving family. Born on February 10, 1947, she was the daughter of David Washington Wilson and Emma Moseley.

A graduate of Eau Claire High School, Mary grew up in Columbia, South Carolina with brother, David Eugene; sister, Nancy (Cropley); and twin sister Martha Louise (Sweat), with whom she had a close bond. She raised four children with former husband Chris L. Brown; daughters, Virginia “Ginger“(Eric) Bove, Barbara (Al) Kramer, Angela (Charles) McCall and son, Kevin (Krissy) Brown. Mary had five grandchildren, Wesley (Beth) Ramer, Lindsay Brown, Jeremy Bove, Molly McCall, and Macy McCall and four great-grandchildren who delighted her. She was dedicated to her home and family, proud of her children’s accomplishments.

As her children went through their higher grades, Mary lovingly aided special needs students at Spring Valley High School. Throughout their childhoods, she chaperoned their field trips and out-of-school activities, cooked for church suppers, and she enjoyed many friendships throughout her life. Mary was a three time cancer survivor with a fighting spirit each time. In her final years, she especially appreciated social time and cares and concerns with friends and staff at her residence, The Waterford (Senior Living Center) in Columbia.

A private burial was held at Elmwood Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, please make donations in Mary’s name to The Waterford Activities Fund, 9370 Windsor Lake Blvd., Columbia, SC 29223.


  • Graveside Service

    Tuesday, September 15, 2020


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Kathy Brazell

September 16, 2020

I am so sorry to hear about Mary. She was always so nice and sweet to me. She is now back with her twin Martha having a blast being back together again. RIP Mary you will be dearly missed.

Gene Wilson

September 15, 2020

Mary: There is insufficient space on this website for me to detail 73 years of our lives together as sister and brother. I can remember when you and sister Martha were brought home from the hospital and became the toast of the neighborhood. My status as a second grader was immediately elevated when I became the brother of twin sisters. More childhood memories than I could possibly relate. Watching you raise your great kids and sharing the pride you had in their accomplishments and then in their own families. Numerous cross-country visits via telephone over the past decades, and annual in-person visits at your favorite Columbia area restaurants. You did a great job here on Earth, and I am sure that there are a number of family and friends welcoming you to your new home. Their reunion with you is their gain and our loss. We miss you already. Thanks for the memories. Gene

Liz Sweat

September 15, 2020

Rest In Peace Aunt Mary,,,,,such fond memories of growing up with you, uncle Chris and all my Brown cousins! I know you are happy with Nana Wilson , Aunt Nancy, mama and all the rest that went before,,,,,,love ya

Candace Lopez

September 14, 2020

Such a sweet lady who loved her family!

Tina Bolton

September 14, 2020

I remember spending many weekends and time in the summer with my aunt Mary I’m going to vacation Bible school and church with her and my cousins, she always treated me like I was her own child and I always referred too her as my favorite aunt 😊.

She always made me feel special and loved when I was at her home and I will forever have that beautiful memory, I love you aunt Mary rest in peace.

Crystal Bigham

September 14, 2020

I will always remember making pecan tarts, playing bingo, and visiting at her house with cousins. She had a bond with her sister, Martha, that was amazing. I often remember people getting my mom and Aunt Mary mixed up, and they both would laugh about that! She will be truly missed and is reunited with her sister once again!

James Hobbs

September 14, 2020

Have Miss Brown at Elwrigth middle School 6 and 7 grade

Terry Tucker

September 14, 2020

I remember my first time being in Church when Mrs. Mary and I met we were working on the Live Nativity at the Church. I also remember some other things that will stay with me and my family for life. Thanks for Sharing your family with me Mrs. Mary. We Love you all and will miss you so much until we meet again. Terry, Mrs Carrie Fields, Orion, JoJo, Orin & Angel. The Tucker/ Fields Family.


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