Mary "Sue" Brown

August 22, 1942April 29, 2021

It is with great sadness that the family of Mary Sue Dykes Brown announces her passing on April 29, 2021, at the age of 78 after a brief illness. She has gone to be with her Lord and Savior. Mary Sue will forever be lovingly remembered by her husband and best friend of 59 years, Gary, and their son, Allen (Pam). She will also be fondly remembered by her sister-in-law, Linda Thompson (Dan), her cousin Eugene Patrick, and numerous other cousins, nieces, nephews, and many extended family members and friends. Mary Sue was predeceased by her parents, L.D. and Glo Ethel Dykes, and her two sisters, Joyce Towne and Douglas Edgar. Mary Sue graduated from Murphy High School and began working at Brookley Federal Credit Union before assisting with Gary’s businesses for 54 years.

Mary Sue was constantly and selflessly devoted to the well-being, health, happiness, and comfort of her loved ones and others around her, often at the expense of her own, as evidenced, for example, by her nearly 30-year legal guardianship of her developmentally disabled 2nd cousin, Gene, who would have become a ward of the state long ago without her tireless care.

A celebration of her life is being planned. In lieu of sending flowers, Mary Sue requested that those who so desire should instead donate to her cousin’s care, in her memory, payable to “Gene,” and sent to him at PO Box 3394, Gulf Shores, AL 36547.


  • Gary Brown, Husband
  • Allen (Pam) Brown, Son and Daughter-in-law
  • Linda Thompson (Dan),, Sister-in-law
  • Eugene Patrick, Cousin
  • L.D. and Glo Ethel Dykes, Parents (deceased)
  • Joyce Towne and Douglas Edgar, Sisters (deceased)
  • Eugene Patrick, and numerous other cousins, nieces, nephews, and many extended family members and friends.



  • Graveside Service

    Thursday, May 6, 2021


  • Funeral Service


Mary "Sue" Brown

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Patsy Staley Seibert

May 6, 2021

My sister Paulette and I grew up with Mary Sue down on Cedar St. and South Carolina Streets. We had a wonderful childhood. I am speaking for myself snd all the kids in the neighborhood that no child had a better upbring than we did. We fished in the KC ditch for crawdads, went to movies on the weekend at the Roosevelt theater. Then to Malbis Bakery to get ice cream cones. We walked everywhere we went. It was a neighbor full of kids and fun.
Just to mention a sister Paulette,Georgianne,Lynda,Johnny,Buddy, Joanne, Yvonne, Charlotte, Linda, Patricia,Mary Ann, Janet, Carole,Merle,Shannon, Edward, Annie,Barbara,Patsy
....We all Loved Mr. Scott at Cedar St. Grocery. where we bought our bologna to fish with. I bet the dog catcher didn't know what happen the day he tried to pick up a stray dog that we fell in love with. We all just jumped on his legs to keep him away from the puppy. What wonderful memories of MarySue. She had long pigtails and always laughing.
We used to fight alot but always made up. We all love you girl! The last times I saw Mary Sue, She would come by my Garden Center with her mom. Mrs. Dykes. after Doctor visits.
Rest in glorious peace my friend.
The Cedar/S. Carolina St. gang

Barbara Schenker

May 5, 2021

May your memories bring you comfort and peace