Shirley E. (Martin) Brown

July 9, 1939April 22, 2021

Shirley E. (Martin) Brown, 81 years of age, died Thursday, April 22, 2021. She was born July 9, 1939 in Louisville, Kentucky. Shirley worked many years and Brown & Williamson Tobacco Company and Prudential. Shirley had been a member of P.W.P. and was an excellent cook and baker.

In addition to her parents, Shirley was preceded in death by her first husband, Orville Ray Brown; her second husband, Junior Brown; sons, Johnny Ray Brown and David Lee Brown; and siblings, Howard, Marshall, Johnny, Randall, and Hazel Martin.

She is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Bernie and Margaret Brown; grandchildren, Brent, Brittney, Johnny Ray, and Nathan; and 8 great grandchildren.

Visitation will be 10 am ~ 2 pm day at Kraft Funeral Service, 2776 Charlestown Road, New Albany IN with private burial following in Kraft-Graceland Memorial Park, New Albany.

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  • Bernie and Margaret Brown, Son and Daughter-in-Law
  • Brent, Brittney, Johnny Ray, and Nathan, Grandchildren
  • Orville Ray Brown, First Husband (deceased)
  • Junior Brown, Second Husband (deceased)
  • Howard, Marshall, Johnny, Randall, and Hazel Martin, Siblings (deceased)
  • 8 Great Grandchildren


  • Visitation

    Monday, April 26, 2021


Shirley E. (Martin) Brown

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Jeannetta Richardson

April 25, 2021

We are so sorry to hear about Aunt Shirley. I remember all the best cakes at the family reunions at Grorge Roger's Park. She was a good person.
Our prayers are with you all.

Jeannetta (Brown ) Richardson &

Gayle Gilbert

April 24, 2021

Shirley, first you were my aunt by marriage and a wonderful friend I could always confide in. Then you became my stepmom and our sweet, caring, loving friendship grew and grew. I have so many great memories of us and our times together. You were so fun to be around. I loved your sense of humor. And I loved you for giving my dad a happy and loving life in his final years. Rest In Peace now Shirley. It’s been a long road for you to make it here. Go be with Johnny, David, all your family and my dad, Earl (Junior). You’re always in our hearts and memories. Love, Gayle Gilbert and Bill Storey.