OBITUARY

Mary Lucille Brown

March 9, 1921April 28, 2021
Play Tribute Movie

Pekin – Mary Lucille Brown, 100, of Pekin passed away at 3:17 a.m. Wednesday, April 28, 2021, at Autumn Accolade in Green Valley.

It is with great sadness we say goodbye to a beloved mother, grandmother and friend who left our presence. Born March 9, 1921, in Missouri to Samuel and Lola (Mayes) Kimmons. They preceded her in death.

She married Vernon Clarence Brown on Dec. 23, 1939, in Saint Louis, Mo. They were married for 69 wonderful years. He passed away August 15, 2009.

Surviving are her one son, Jack (Diann Marie) Brown of Henry; one daughter, Suzie (John) Sorenson of Mapleton; six grandchildren, Ann (Chris) Staley of New Jersey, Jeff Sorenson of Glasford, Heidi (Thomas) Dooley of Glasford, Jeremy Brown of Morton, Lisa (Mark) Kawolsky of Glasford and Shane (Tifany) Little; eleven great-grandchildren, Kevin, Katherine, Patrick, Thomas, Johnny, Kennedy, Kage, Adelyn, Taylor, Emory, and Blake.

She was a proud member of the First Baptist Church of Pekin and looked forward to participating in many of their events. She was also a member of Eastern Star in Pekin, UAW Groveland, and Caterpillar Retires Club of East Peoria.

Mary loved spending time with her family and friends. She was an avid sports fan and enjoyed keeping up with all the local high school teams as well as the professional teams.

Mary will be missed by all who had the privilege of knowing her.

Her funeral will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday, May 4, 2021 at the First Baptist Church in Pekin. Pastor Brad Martin will officiate. Visitation will be one hour before the funeral Tuesday at the church. Burial will follow in Glendale Memorial Gardens in Pekin.

Arrangements are by Preston-Hanley Funeral Homes & Crematory in Pekin.

Memorial contributions may be made to a charity of the donor’s choice.

To express condolences online, visit www.preston-hanley.com.

Services

  • Visitation

    Tuesday, May 4, 2021

  • Funeral Service

    Tuesday, May 4, 2021

Memories

Mary Lucille Brown

have a memory or condolence to add?

ADD A MEMORY
Fred E. Eertmoed

April 30, 2021

Dear family of Mary, please accept my deepest sympathy upon the death of your loved
one. She became a friend during my eight month stay at Autumn Accolade . She
expressed her Love by saying: "May God Bless You" and extending her hand and
grabbing mine. Very gentle soul indeed!! It was my good fortune to meet and get to
know her. May she res t in peace in the hands of our Lord and Saviour.

Best regards , Fred E. Eertmoed

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY