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Alsie Jane Brown

March 7, 1940September 7, 2020

Janie "Andmama” Brown gained her Heavenly reward September 7, 2020. She was born March 7, 1940 to Lynton and Julia England. She was proud to be a charter member at Myrtle Grove Methodist and remained a lifelong member. She was a graduate of Pensacola High School and retired from the Escambia county school system. She loved her church and served it faithfully. She sang in the choirs, worked with the youth group, participated in vacation bible school and was instrumental in the establishment of the Frolic on the Green. She directed at times the youth choirs and served as the interim director of the chancel choir on a number of occasions. The joy of her life were her grandchildren to them she was affectionately known as Andmama. They enjoyed the many activities and trips she magically transformed into traditions, baking and decorating cookies for almost every holiday, summer beach houses, winter mountain trips, attending the grandkids ball games and even the great grandkids games. She was so proud of all of them. Survivors include her husband of 62 years William Brown; daughter, Julie Bender (Marty); son, Hobey Brown (Louise); sister, Helen Gordon; sister in laws, Virgie Lambert, Veronica Bourgeoise (Wilton) and Pam Trahan. Her beloved and cherished grandchildren are Rachel Lee (Scott), Will Brown (Rachael), Jennifer Kerbow (Scott), Megan Miller (Michael), Leah Murphy (John), Bart Hulien (Sherry) and Kate Zink (Gary). Her great grandchildren are Camden Lee, Sadie Miller, Zoey Brown, Blake Lee, Lydia Miller, Madi Brown, John Keller Murphy, Brayden Brown, Reese Hulien, Ellie Zink, Charlie Hulien, Jenny Zink and Camille Hulien. She had numerous cousins, nephews, nieces, etc that all loved her dearly. Pall bearers are Will Brown, Scott Lee, Scott Kerbow, Michael Miller, John Murphy and Shep Jones. Myrtle Grove United Methodist will host all services in accordance with Oak Lawn Funeral Home. Visitation will be Saturday, September 12, 2020, 10:00 am at Myrtle Grove United Methodist. Funeral will begin at 11:00 am and she will be buried immediately following in the Myrtle Grove Cemetery. Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.oaklawnfunerals.com for the Brown family.


  • William Brown, Husband
  • Julie Bender (Marty), Daughter
  • Hobey Brown (Louise), Son
  • Helen Gordon, Sister
  • Virgil Lambert, Sister in law
  • Veronica Bourgeoise (Wilton), Sister in law
  • Pam Trahan, Sister in law
  • Rachel Lee (Scott), Grandchild
  • Will Brown (Rachel), Grandchild
  • Jennifer Kerbow (Scott), Grandchild
  • Megan Miller (Michael), Grandchild
  • Leah Murphy (John), Grandchild
  • Bart Hulien (Sherry), Grandchild
  • Kate Zink (Gary), Grandchild
  • Camden Lee, Great Grandchild
  • Sadie Miller, Great Grandchild
  • Zoey Brown, Great Grandchild
  • Blake Lee, Great Grandchild
  • Lydia Miller, Great Grandchild
  • Madi Brown, Great Grandchild
  • John Keller Murphy, Great Grandchild
  • Brayden Brown, Great Grandchild
  • Reese Hulien, Great Grandchild
  • Ellie Zink, Great Grandchild
  • Charlie Hulien, Great Grandchild
  • Jenny Zink, Great Grandchild
  • Camille Hulien, Great Grandchild
  • Also she had numerous cousins, nephews, nieces, etc that all loved her dearly.

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  • Will Brown
  • Scott Lee
  • Scott Kerbow
  • Michael Miller
  • John Murphy
  • Shep Jones


  • Visitation

    Saturday, September 12, 2020

  • Funeral Service

    Saturday, September 12, 2020

  • Graveside Service

    Saturday, September 12, 2020


Alsie Jane Brown

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Judy Nail

September 19, 2020

Always in my heart and memories even though I had not seen you in a long time. Rest in peace my dear until we meet again. Love you Janie.

Monique Smith-Holland

September 11, 2020

My earliest memory of Mrs. Janie Brown was during Vacation Bible School. She was playing the piano and teaching us the song, "I am the Church." I was maybe 4 or 5. I remember wanting to grow up and do likewise. My parents, J. F. & Doris LOVED Bill and Janie Brown. It was always a fun time when one or both would come to visit as laughter filled our tiny home. It was Bill Brown who affectionally named me "Beep Beep" and the nickname stuck! Sometime during my teens, I started calling Mrs. Janie my "Aunt Brown." I also remember the gatherings of our church families after Christmas Eve service over at Bill and Janie's. How blessed we are to have been a part of a wonderful church growing up. Myrtle Grove UMC is a special place because "We are the church together." The Brown's are family to us and Aunt Brown has joined that Great Cloud of Witnesses cheering us on until Jesus returns! Aunt Brown, you will be missed and never forgotten. Our love and sympathy to Bill, Hobey, Julie and extended family.

Rebecca & Quentin Black

September 11, 2020

I remember when Janie joined the Adult Choir when she was just 18 and newly married. She had a wonderful alto voice. She was so active physically and rode her bike frequently. Tried to get Helen to ride hers but I think she crashed. We enjoyed and appreciated Janie's efforts around the church. We'll miss her sweet face.

Irene Matherne

September 11, 2020

I am so sorry I can’t be there for the services.My thoughts & prayers will be there for your family.😘

Tommy Meadows

September 11, 2020

I had 2 mothers aunt janey was my 2nd mother shes up there with 1st mother in a better. Place god bless her i loved her so much

brenda gordon

September 11, 2020

I loved you so dearly Aunt Janie,
You were the kindest and most loving person all the time. Only kindness , love , and lots of smiles radiated from you daily. I will miss you dearly and will keep you in my heart forever. I love you and your family more than words can ever say .

Sylvia Chandler

September 10, 2020

Janie was a very dear friend to us when Ed was pastor of MGUMC for 5 years. She always had a smile (like the one in the picture) when we would see her--a beautiful voice--so very talented in so many ways--a servant for the Lord. I loved her & Ed did too--John too. Sing on, Janie.

Ellen Scott

September 10, 2020

What a devoted Christian woman and an irreplaceable member of our church family! My first memories of her were of her directing us in the Youth Choir. Being typical youths, during weekly practices we often did not pay attention, talked, etc. She was such a wonderful director and never lost her patience with us. Prayers for all of her family, I know you are missing her so much.

Liz Bowlin

September 10, 2020

So many sweet memories of Ms. Janie at church, playing cards with my parents, camping, and on and on. She will be so missed.

Jay Mark and Zina Smith

September 10, 2020

In all my years, I have never met a finer lady than Mrs. Janie Brown. Prayers for comfort for the Brown family, as our tears are tempered by the orchestra of angels rejoicing as another child of God returns home. Our love to all........


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