Mary Louise Brown

June 25, 1944November 18, 2021

Mary Louise Brown, 77, of Taylors, SC, passed away on Thursday, November 18, 2021. She was the daughter of the late John and Marva Ballentine of Minneapolis, MN.

For the last year of her life, Mary battled pancreatic cancer. She said many times throughout the past year, that cancer was a gift from God and that she was not afraid of her future. She enjoyed her days in the infusion room at Eastside Cancer Center for the opportunities to visit and talk with others.

Mary was a member at North Hills Church in Taylors, SC. She loved young people and was involved in Child Evangelism Fellowship, an organization whose purpose is to evangelize boys and girls. She volunteered with the Good News Clubs at Brook Glenn Elementary School. For many years, Mary worked as a nanny taking care of many children. She was also very creative and loved decorating for others. Mary loved helping others especially if it involved making something more beautiful.

She is survived by a son, Scott Brown; two daughters, Heather Gaunt (Tim) and Heidi Brown; one brother, Jim Ballentine (Marva); one sister, Louise Erickson (Rod); and five grandchildren, Christa Brown, William Gaunt, Matthew Gaunt, Abby Bennett, and Erin Haynes.

She was predeceased by her husband of 51 years, Marvin W. Brown; and one grandson, Robert Scott Brown.

A memorial service will be held on Wednesday, December 15, 2021 at 11:00 AM at North Hills Church at 4952 Edwards Rd, Taylors, SC 29687.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Child Evangelism Fellowship at Online memorials may be made at


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Colleen Duffy

December 6, 2021

Mary had such a wonderful and positive impact on our family. She was our sons’ nanny for nine years and an incredible friend of ours for life. We credit Mary with teaching our boys to be kind, generous, and loving, by virtue of her own example. She infected us all with her optimism and brought us laughter and joy. She gave us the treasure of funny and poignant memories of our children when we might have missed or forgotten them. Mary remained close through the growth of our sons to young men, and she was there to cry with us when we lost our younger son. Mary was such a truly unique and special person, and her loss will be felt deeply. We are heartbroken for Scott, Heather, Heidi, and the rest of her family, and we wish for you to have many wonderful memories of your time with her to carry you through your grief.

Wendy Casillo

December 4, 2021

Micah 7:7
I was blessed to have Mary in my life. I enjoyed walking and talking with her. She faithfully served Jesus for many years at Calvary Baptist Church in Lansdale. I am thankful I got to come to Taylors and see the lovely home that she created there.
The Lord bless you, her family, for your tender love and care for her these many months.
There are years of special moments and memories that are yours alone.
Joe and I care deeply about your sorrow.

Gale Caplin

December 4, 2021

My condolences to Mary's family, she loved you dearly!
Mary made the world more beautiful.
Whether she was shopping, decorating, or pulling weeds her mind was always thinking of someone and what they needed. She was the only person I knew who could successfully multi task!!
She was fun and a joy to be around.