Sunset Funeral Home and Sunset Memorial Park

3802 Watermelon Road, Northport, AL


Shirley Crocker Brown

February 10, 1936June 20, 2019

Shirley Crocker Brown, age 83, of Helena, Ala., died June 20, 2019, in Birmingham, Ala. Services will be 10 a.m. Monday, June 24, 2019, at Sunset Funeral Home with Mark Cooley officiating. Burial will follow in Sunset Memorial Park with Sunset Funeral Home, a Dignity Memorial Provider, directing. Visitation will be Saturday, June 23, 2019, from 6 – 8 p.m., at the funeral home . She was preceded in death by her husband, Stephen B. Brown; mother, Lillie Leake Crocker; and father, Russell Luther Crocker. Survivors include her daughter, Judy Brown Kealer (Randall); sister, Sue Crocker Liming; brothers, Russell Crocker (Linda) and Ronald Crocker (Doris); brothers-in-law, James Brown (Lana) and Hugh Liming (Amy); and all of her beloved nieces, nephews and cousins.

Shirley was born in Batesville, Miss. in 1936 and raised in a very close, loving family. After moving to Memphis, Tenn., she graduated from Whitehaven High School, Class of 1954. She was a professional cosmetologist for 41 years. She enjoyed the long term friendships of her coworkers and patrons. While in Memphis, Tenn., she met and married the love of her life, Steve Brown and was a devoted wife for over 62 years.

As a Sunday school teacher and active member of Rice's Valley Baptist Church in Northport, Ala. and later as an active member of Burgess Road Baptist Church in Pensacola, Fla., she has left a legacy of faithfulness, commitment and love for her savior, the Lord Jesus Christ. She truly enjoyed spending time with all of her family members as often as possible.

Pallbearers will be Alan Liming, Kevin Liming, Kelon Crocker, Aaron Crain, Austin Taylor and Adam Liming. Honorary pallbearers are Brandon Liming, Mickey Crocker and Michael Crocker.

The family wishes to thank Compassus Hospice of Birmingham, Amedisys Hospice of Birmingham , and all the family and friends that helped them through this time.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that donations be made to Burgess Road Baptist Church or the Gideons.


  • Family Will Receive Friends Sunday, June 23, 2019
  • Life Celebration Service Monday, June 24, 2019
  • Interment Monday, June 24, 2019


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Robert Hill

June 23, 2019

So sorry to hear of Shirley's passing. May the precious memories of her bring the family comfort. Keeping the family in our prayers.

Bob and Marcy Hill and family