Davis Funeral Home

976 Phillips Ave, High Point, NC


Jayn Collett Brown

September 18, 1931March 12, 2020

Jayn Collett Brown, 88, passed away Thursday, March 12, 2020, at Mission Hospital in Asheville with loving family by her side.

Jayn was born in her parents’ home on September 18, 1932 in Trinity, NC to the late Elizabeth Meredith Collett and John Craven Collett, and lived in the High Point-Trinity area for most of her life. Jayn was a graduate of High Point High School, attended High Point College and graduated Temple University’s School of Dental Hygiene in Philadelphia.

Jayn was independent and hardworking as a dental hygienist for nearly 20 years. Jayn found her professional passion with a second career as a real estate sales agent. Jayn was a member of the Archdale/Trinity Women’s Club and was an active member of High Point Friends Meeting. She volunteered by cooking meals and delivered them to members in need through the church’s Homebound Ministry. During her years at High Point Friends she regularly attended the Rufus Jones Sunday School Class and later the Alice Page White Sunday School Class which she dearly loved.

Jayn’s greatest passion was for her family and she is survived by her two children Bryan Brown and Wendy Realmuto, their spouses, Diane Hawkins Brown and Richard Realmuto and two grandchildren, Chapp Brown and Christian Realmuto. Jayn was predeceased by her husband Chapp Marshall Brown, her brother J.C. Collett, Jr. and her sister Maxine Collett.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to High Point Friends Meeting or the High Point Friends School. The Funeral Service will be held at the Davis Funeral Home on Tuesday, March 17, 2020 at 11:00 AM by Pastor Terry Venable followed by a reception and Burial at 1:00 PM in Floral Garden Park Cemetery.

Online condolences may be made at DavisFuneralsandCremations.com


  • John Craven & Elizabeth Meredith Collett, Parents (deceased)
  • Chapp Marshall Brown, Husband (deceased)
  • Wendy Realmuto & husband Richard, Daughter
  • Bryan Brown & wife Diane Hawkins Brown, Son
  • Chapp Brown, Grandson
  • Christian Realmuto, Grandson
  • Maxine Collett, Sister (deceased)
  • J. C. Collett, Jr., Brother (deceased)

  • Bryan Brown
  • Chapp Brown
  • Christian Realmuto
  • Richard Realmuto

  • High Point Friends Meeting
  • High Point Friends School


  • Celebration of Life Tuesday, March 17, 2020
  • Reception for family & friends Tuesday, March 17, 2020
  • Interment Tuesday, March 17, 2020


Jayn Collett Brown

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April Parker

March 17, 2020

Dear Wendy and Bryan, I am so sad not to be there today but a cold and fever are keeping me away. I want you to know that just recently in a phone conversation Jayn told me how much she felt loved by all of you including Dianne and Richard. She believed her family was the best and never missed a chance to brag on her two grandsons
Working with Jayn for over 20 years was a privilege. She never seemed down or angry and she always looked for the best side of everyone. She was a kind mentor and a wise and caring friend
She earned her rewards many times over
by caring for your dad and her mother as both of you have done for her. Life is a path that ends the same for all of us but that doesn’t mean we don’t miss the ones that go ahead. Love to all of you

Margaret R Hildreth

March 16, 2020

Dear Wendy and Bryan I send you love and prayers during this time. Your mother made a big impression on me during my teen years. You were the center of her world. Margaret Rees Hildreth (your babysitter from many years ago)

Priscilla Shanks-Chattah

March 16, 2020

Whenever Jayn visited New York to see her daughter Wendy and family, she was a lovely presence at our church. She brought with her good humor, an outgoing spirit and generous good will. She passed those gifts along to her family and we thank her for that, and send prayers for comfort for all Jayn's family and friends.