Margaret A. Brown
July 4, 1930 – April 25, 2019
Margaret A. Brown (nee Smith), of Hamilton, passed away on Thursday, April 25, 2019 at the age of 88.
She was born July 4, 1930 to the late Frank P. and Lucy G. (Mingua) Smith. Margaret married her late husband, Charles D. Brown, on April 7, 1951. Together, they lovingly raised their family during their 47 years of marriage before his passing in March of 1998. She enjoyed many activities which included; starting her day with coffee and a danish, crossword puzzles, diving into a good mystery book, admiring the roses in her garden, and watching Jeopardy. Her family and friends will greatly miss her feisty, outgoing, and unselfish spirit which was perfectly paired with her generous heart of gold. Margaret is survived by her children, Linda Webb, Cheryl Owens, Charles D. Brown, Jr., David Lee Brown, and Douglas Alan Brown; sister, Judy (Tom) Woodbury; 10 grandchildren, Melissa, Rodney (Trecy), Christopher (Rebk), Carrie (Sonny), Sheila (David), Bo (Brandi), Chelsey (Dakota), Diana, Deanna, and Allison (Cody); 7 great grandchildren, Aaron, Austin, Alexis, Alex, Brian, Jonathon, and Brandon; cousin and special friend, Martha White; along with many beloved nieces, nephews, relatives, and friends. In addition to her parents and husband, Margaret was preceded in death by her niece, Delorcie, and sisters, Jean Gray and Nina Bolser. Visitation will be held 5-8 PM on Monday, April 29, 2019 at ROSE HILL FUNERAL HOME (formerly Ivey Funeral Home) at Rose Hill Burial Park. Funeral Services will begin at 11:00 AM on Tuesday, April 30, 2019 at the funeral home with interment to follow at Rose Hill Burial Park. In lieu of flowers, donations in Margaret’s honor may be made to any local charity benefiting the welfare of animals.
- Margaret is survived by her children, Linda Webb, Cheryl Owens, Charles D. Brown, Jr., David Lee Brown, and Douglas Alan Brown; sister, Judy (Tom) Woodbury; 10 grandchildren, Melissa, Rodney (Trecy), Christopher (Rebk), Carrie (Sonny), Sheila (David), Bo (Brandi), Chelsey (Dakota), Diana, Deanna, and Allison (Cody); 7 great grandchildren, Aaron, Austin, Alexis, Alex, Brian, Jonathon, and Brandon; cousin and special friend, Martha White; along with many beloved nieces, nephews, relatives, and friends.
- Visitation Monday, April 29, 2019
- Funeral Service Tuesday, April 30, 2019
Margaret A. Brown
April 30, 2019
A poem for Margaret Brown as written by her granddaughter, in honor on of her life:
""Grandma was a kind and beautiful soul, that everyone could see. But boy oh boy, was she also a little bit ornery! And to hear her tell it, she was solid as a rock back in her day. Built like a brick shit house, is what she'd say.
But Grandma never turned down a piece of Ester Price, and her Christmas fudge was always nice. It's a secret family recipe you know? One she passed down to me from the sacred jar of jett-puffed marshmallow.
Grandma knew all the answers to Jeopardy, too, and finished crosswords in a snap. She will be remembered as a sweet and fiesty lady, who didn't take any crap.
Simply put, Margaret Brown was Chantilly lace and a pretty face, who made our worlds go round.
It's time now we say goodbye, but Grandma would not want us to be sad or cry. She is reunited once again with her true love, Charlie Brown, both of whom are now, and always, looking down. We are never really apart, as the love and joy she brought to our lives will live on forever in our hearts.
So in honor of both Grandma and Grandpa Brown, here's one last memory of which we're all so fond, "🖕 And the mule you rode in on..." ❤""
April 28, 2019
Please accept my since condolences. The loss of a loved one is truly difficult no matter how long they have been in our lives. I would like to share two scriptures that personally helped me to cope with losing someone very dear to me. I hope you find comfort in these words as well. - 1Thessalonians 4:13,14 & Revelation 21:4
April 27, 2019
My deepest condolences to the Brown family. Margaret displayed such wonderful qualities as love, kindness, and generosity. Her bright and inviting smile will always be remembered in the minds and hearts of those who loved and appreciated her. May you draw comfort from the words found at Revelation 21:4 which states “And he will wipe out every tear from their eyes, and death will be no more, neither will mourning nor outcry nor pain be anymore. The former things have passed away.”
We will keep your family in our thoughts and prayers.
April 26, 2019
Best mom ever not just to her kids, but to most of our Sharon Park neighbourhood kids too Our house was the house to hang out in most evenings and weekends while I grew up😘😘 Love you mommy for all the love you shared