Brenda Joy Brown
February 6, 1951 – June 7, 2019
Brenda Joy Brown of Jacksonville, NC was called home to Heaven on June 7, 2019. She was an extraordinary child of God, beloved wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother, cherished sister, aunt, niece, cousin, and devoted friend to many. Brenda was a volunteer with the Onslow Co. Soup Kitchen, former secretary for NC Cooperative Extension, and retired accounting clerk with Albert J. Ellis Airport. She is survived by her husband of 48 ½ years, Robert I. Brown, MSgt/Ret. USMC, three daughters; Shelia Renee and Randy Charles Johnson of Sneads Ferry, NC, Cynthia Michelle Brown of Jacksonville, Amy Leilani Brown, of Jacksonville, three grandchildren; Mercedes Johnson of Jacksonville, Dallas and Christina Johnson of Coats, NC, Kyle Johnson of Sneads Ferry, NC, two great grandchildren; Remington and Autumn Johnson of Coats, NC, siblings; Lewis Newell Foster of Florence, SC, Phillip Guy Foster of Jacksonville, Susan Foster Beaver and husband Bryan of Cedar Point, NC. She is preceded in death by her parents, Janie Mae Scoggin and Elmo Newell Foster, and her brother George Luther Foster. Brenda deeply touched many souls while she was with us. Her presence on earth will be sorely missed by all. In lieu of flowers, Brenda would like donations to be made in her honor to: National Pancreatic Cancer Foundation (NPCF) www.npcf.us/donate/volunteer/ways-to-donate/donate We as that you join us in celebrating her life on June 11, 2019 at 6:00pm at Johnson Funeral Home, Henderson Dr. Jacksonville, NC
- Memorial Service Tuesday, June 11, 2019
Brenda Joy Brown
June 11, 2019
I was lucky to have met Brenda not long ago. I was amazed by her strength and outlook on life. What a beautiful soul and she is a wonderful addition to the heavens. Peace to the Brown family.
June 10, 2019
My heartfelt prayers go out to her family. I got to know Brenda through our girls . Cindy and Jennifer were inseparable growing up. I met Brenda at Camp Lejeune. I remember her always smiling and laughing. No matter what was going on she always had that smile. Years went by with duty changes and I will never forget when the girls ran into each other in the PX in Okinawa Japan. We once again crossed paths.
I know our paths will cross again one more time. Not in this lifetime but with our heavenly father. Until then God bless your wonderful family. Lean on each other as you grieve, but lean on Jesus more. I pray he will keep you close during this time.
Betty Jean Adams
June 9, 2019
Brenda was a dear friend and cousin! I remember so well the days we played so hard together at Aunt Mattie's (her MaMa's) house! Praying for you Bob, and the family.
June 9, 2019
Brenda was my neighbor and my friend. She was there for me through so many disappointments and heartaches. She always offered help and listened without judgement. We had great times at her house and mine with our families. We loved to share recipes and especially pickle and canning recipes. The Brown family was my rock and a place I could turn to for support. I will never forget her, she was a gem. Bob, Renee, Cynthia and Amy prayers of comfort. Losing a mom is very hard. My prayers are with you all. Love always.
June 9, 2019
Growing up in a Marine Corps Military Family was THE BEST
I could ever imagine. I was privileged enough to attend only DOD schools. I got to travel the world due to my Dad being in the service for 27+ plus years. I was BLESSED beyond belief the life I got to live. I climbed Mt. Fuji in Mainland Japan. Lived my first 5 years of life in Hawaii. Bounced between Camp Lejeune, NC and Okinawa, Japan 4 times after that. I met INCREDIBLE people along the way due to being active in the Girl Scouts Community. I got to visit various states and other countries due to both of my parents. I will miss my Mom more than words will ever say. Sadly 😢 I can no longer kiss 😘 her, hold her hand 🖐, hug 🤗 her or even have a conversation with her face to face. I will be struggling with this for quite some time. My Mom was EXTREMELY important to me and many of you. All I ask for me ... is prayers to get through this. My Dad has always said to me be kind to me because I am
the ONLY Father you will ever have (LOL 🤣) which is the truth and My Mom was the only Mom I have ever had (as you all know). I I was BLESSED when God chose to put my parents together and create me plus God named me ... NOT my parents. That’s the truth and I have heard the story countless times... but I don’t care. Everyone deserves their own spotlight on something extraordinarily. 💜❤️💜❤️🙏
June 8, 2019
Brenda will be missed!
Brenda had a heart of gold because she had an amazing relationship with her loving Father God.
Brenda got her strength from knowing Jesus was always with her, in the good and the bad times.
Jesus! Please give her a hug and tell her we love her!
I know you love her more than we could ever express to her.
June 8, 2019
Bob and Family,
My sincerest condolences and sympathy in the passing of Brenda. She was a special lady and will be fondly remembered as the mother queen of Girl Scouts on Okinawa. I always chuckle remembering that look she gave me when I said the wrong thing at the wrong time. She is pain free, at peace, and with family and friends enjoying the bright lights of heaven.