Monte Vista Funeral Home & Memorial Park

1900 E. Oakland Ave, Johnson City, TN


Sandra Carol Brown

August 24, 1949February 13, 2020

Sandra Carol Brown, age 70, of Johnson City, Tennessee, passed away on Thursday, February 13, 2020 at Sycamore Shoals Hospital in Elizabethton, TN. She was born in Saltville, Virginia, a daughter of the late David Oscar Taylor and Edna Matilda Necessary Taylor. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by one brother, David Curtis Taylor.

Sandra graduated from ETSU with a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, was a graduate from the University of Denver having received two Master’s Degrees in Business Administration and Education. She was currently working on her Doctorate degree in Information Technology from Nova Southeastern University. She was a Business Research Analyst with Lockheed Martin, and a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church. She was a member of Sweet Adelines Acapella Group where she went to the national competition five times, and was a member of the Elks Club in Johnson City, TN. Sandra loved to read and her favorite books were by Stuart Woods, Clive Cussler, and J.D. Robb. She also loved computer brain games.

She is survived by her husband of 26 years, Donald S. Brown; two sons, Matthew Ward and wife Sara, and Bradley Ward; one step son, Stephen Brown; two grandchildren, Parker and Natalie; two brothers, Clarence “Jack” Taylor and wife Linda, and Cecil “Wayne” Taylor and wife Jan; and several nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends Monday, February 17, 2020 from 5:00 PM until 7:00 PM at Monte Vista Funeral Home. A Rosary Service will follow at 7:00 PM. A Funeral Mass will be held Tuesday, February 18, 2020 at 10:00 AM at St. Mary’s Catholic Church with Father Dustin Collins officiating. Committal Service and Inurnment will be held at a later date in the Catholic Garden at Monte Vista Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be sent to the Parkinson’s Foundation for Research, 135 Parkinson Avenue, Staten Island, NY 10305.

The family would like to extend special thanks to all family and friends for the prayers, their love and care that was shown.

Arrangements especially for Mrs. Sandra Carol Brown and her family have been made through Monte Vista Funeral Home & Memorial Park, 1900 E. Oakland Avenue, Johnson City, TN; 423-282-2631.


  • Donald S. Brown, Husband
  • Matthew Ward (Sara), Son
  • Bradley Ward, Son
  • Stephen Brown, Step Son
  • Parker and Natalie, Grandchildren
  • Clarence "Jack" Taylor (Linda), Brother
  • Cecil "Wayne" Taylor (Jan), Brother
  • Sandra is also survived by several nieces and nephews.



  • Visitation Monday, February 17, 2020
  • Rosary Service Monday, February 17, 2020
  • Funeral Mass Tuesday, February 18, 2020


  • Committal Service & Inurnment at a Later Date


Sandra Carol Brown

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Kathryn Morand McNamara

February 19, 2020

Clarence and Wayne
My deepest sympathy to you and your families.

Larry Houston

February 17, 2020

So sorry to learn of your wife Carol's passing. Although only having brief opportunities to meet Carol with you I could sense what a lovely lady she was and your love for her. Our deepest sympathy and prayers for you and your family.
Larry Houston
VA Highlands KofC

Clarence Taylor

February 16, 2020

Don, God needed another angel, and Carol was his choice!

God bless you and your family.

Clarence & Linda Taylor

Jeanette Abdo (penland)

February 15, 2020

Wayne and Clarence, I am so sorry for your loss. I haven't seen any of you guys for years
I remember Carol as a very young girl.

Jan & Bernadine Burton

February 15, 2020

Carol shall be greatly missed by al that knew her. We were lucky to have known her.

Virginia Castle

February 15, 2020

She was the sweetest lady that I meant at the blake just enjoy being around her so so sorry for your loss I will truly miss her. Prayers are with you and your family. With love Jenny