Johnnie Greeson Brown

March 3, 1932March 30, 2021
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Johnnie Greeson Brown, the loving mother of Steve, Mike and Roger (aka Charlie) went to her eternal home, after complications following a stroke, where our Lord and Savior welcomed her with His loving arms. Johnnie was the eldest daughter of James and Mabel Greeson of Mt Hope, NC. She was born on March 3, 1932. Johnnie fell in love with her late husband, Kinston Buck Brown, Jr (aka Billy) and they were married on March 7, 1952. Johnnie loved cooking, spending time watering her flowers and just being a home maker, wife and mom…most of all she loved her family and the many friendships she had. She attended Nathanael Green School where she graduated in 1950. While there she loved the times she spent with her friends Jayne Brown and Modine Friddle. Later as her family grew, many precious memories were made spending summer vacations at White Lake NC, making homemade ice cream and having backyard cookouts. Johnnie always had a kind word for everyone and she welcomed all into her home. The last couple years as Johnnie became more dependent on the need for caregiving support, she and the family were blessed to have Kaley Holbert, Sandy Holbert, Cindy Rowell and Angie Chappell provide the most wonderful and loving care one could ever hope for. The entire family wishes to thank them all for their wonderful help. The family would also like to thank Mitzi Church and the entire Burlington Hospice team for the guidance and the special care they provided. Johnnie was preceded in death by her two sisters Doris Reese and Carol Sawyer. She leaves behind her three sons, Steve and his partner Ben, Mike and his wife Mitzi, “Charlie” and his wife Sharon; brother, Jimmy Greeson and his wife Pam; sister, Jeanette Kirkman; grandchildren, Ashley, Maya and Jonah and great grandchildren, Kadence and Gavin. Due to remaining COVID concerns, visitation for Johnnie will be held at Hanes Lineberry North Elm Street, Greensboro NC, Thursday, April 1, 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.; family may or may not be in attendance the entire visitation but please know, they truly appreciate anyone who can attend but understand fully if one can’t. A graveside service will be held Friday, April 2 at 3:00 p.m. at Gilmore Memorial Park, Julian NC. Following the graveside service, all are welcome to enjoy fellowship and refreshments at the Julian’s Lion Club, 7323 Colonial Trading Path, Julian, NC. In lieu of flowers, the family request for those who wish, please make memorial gifts in memory of Johnnie to either Julian United Methodist, PO Box 35, Julian NC 27283 or Mt Hope UCC, 2400 Mt. Hope Church Road, Whitsett NC 27377.

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  • James Greeson, Father (deceased)
  • Mabel Greeson, Mother (deceased)
  • Kinston Buck (Billy) Brown, Husband (deceased)
  • Doris Reese, Sister (deceased)
  • Carol Sawyer, Sister (deceased)
  • Steve Brown (Ben Matthews), Son
  • Mike Brown (Mitzi Brown), Son
  • Roger "Charlie" Brown (Sharon Brown), Son
  • Jimmy Greeson (Pam Greeson), Brother
  • Jeanette Kirkman, Sister
  • Grandchildren, Ashley, Maya and Jonah and great grandchildren, Kadence and Gavin

  • Jimmy Greeson, Active Pallbearer
  • Jonah Brown, Active Pallbearer
  • Charlie Brown, Active Pallbearer
  • Kadence Taylor, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Bo Cox, Active Pallbearer
  • Steve Allred, Active Pallbearer
  • Greg Allred, Active Pallbearer
  • Michael Dwane Coble, Honorary Pallbearer


  • Lie In State

    Thursday, April 1, 2021

  • Graveside Service

    Friday, April 2, 2021


Johnnie Greeson Brown

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Gail Giddens

April 1, 2021

I feel privileged to have known Johnnie Brown. She was a classy lady that always looked like she had stepped out of a magazine. She always had a smile and kind words. She was friends with my sister and the mother of my good friend Steve.
I pray that the precious memories the family has will help you through this difficult time. May the peace of knowing that we will be reunited give you comfort and knowing how much this wonderful lady meant to so many.❤🙏

Barbara Howser Freeman

April 1, 2021

Johnnie was such a sweet, beautiful lady. She had a heart of gold. I will never forget the day she called me to tell me that my duck,(Gabby) had walked into her kitchen . She said she was keeping Gabby in her bath tub until Sam and I could get there to rescue Gabby and her. Sure enough when we arrived there they both were ,wet and frustrated as to what to do next. Now, that is "a heart of gold" ! Peace and love to the family.

Kathy Welborn Harrison

March 31, 2021

Johnnie was always a sweet sweet lady
Remember her and Billy from several years ago. Condolences and prayers for the family and friends.

Paul Deaton

March 31, 2021

So sorry to Steve, Mike, Charlie, and all family and friends. Prayers for you all.

Barbara Nelson Goff

March 30, 2021

Steve and family my heart breaks for you at the loss of your mom
May God give you peace from the memories you have. God bless.

Larry Simmons

March 30, 2021

Steve and family, you are in my thoughts and prayers!

Debbie Smith

March 30, 2021

I'm so sorry for your loss. Your mother was such a special lady. I always enjoyed talking to her when she came in the office. She was so proud of her children and grandchildren.

Chrystal Jackson

March 30, 2021

Praying for all The Brown Family in the passing of Johnnie. All these pictures bring back so many great memories, especially the days spent at Grandma Mable's. Sending love to each of you.