OBITUARY

Martha "Marty" Ellen Brown

December 12, 1953October 11, 2020
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Martha (Marty) Ellen Brown, 66, of Virginia Beach, passed away suddenly and returned to the Lord’s house on Sunday, October 11, 2020. Marty was born on December 12, 1953 in Trenton, New Jersey. She was the third child of Helen Verna Matthews and Richard Glenn Matthews.

Marty grew up in Cream Ridge, New Jersey. She moved to Virginia Beach in 1971 where she worked for Mother’s Record and Tapes, and then the Stihl Corporation. She married her beloved husband Alan in February of 1987. They spent 33 wonderful years together. Upon the birth of her daughter Michelle, Marty devoted her life full-time to her family, including her granddaughter Bella. Over many years Marty served as book-keeper for the Tidewater Winds Concert Band. Her other interests included gardening, genealogy, Egyptology, and music. She was a long-time member of First Baptist Church of Norfolk and a former choir member. Her final act of generosity was as an organ donor. She was quiet and unassuming in many ways, but with a will of steel. She was the heart of her family and will be sorely missed.

She is survived by her husband Alan Joseph Brown, her daughter Michelle Marie Deyncourt and her husband Chris Robert Deyncourt, and her granddaughters Isabella Marie and soon to be born Emery Rose. She will be greatly missed by her brothers, sisters, and in-laws: David Matthews and wife Valerie, Danny Matthews and wife Juliana, Rachel Kauffman and husband Robert, James Matthews and wife Kimberly, Phoebe Pennypacker and her husband Larry, Barb and Chris Kelly, Rob and Donna Brown, her many nieces and nephews, and her many friends.

A visitation will be held at Smith & Williams Funeral Home at 4889 Princess Anne Rd, Virginia Beach VA, 23462 on Friday evening, October 23rd from 5:00-7:00 pm. A Celebration of Life will be held at the First Baptist Church of Norfolk, 312 Kempsville Rd., Norfolk, VA 23502, on Saturday, October 24th. 11:00 am. In lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation to Symphonicity The Symphony Orchestra of Virginia Beach, the Tidewater Winds Concert Band, or the Thalia Rescue Squad of Virginia Beach.

  • FAMILY

  • Alan Joseph Brown, Beloved Husband
  • Michelle Marie Deyncourt and her husband Chris Robert Deyncourt, Daughter
  • Isabella Marie Deyncourt, Granddaughter
  • Emery Deyncourt, Granddaughter
  • She will be greatly missed by her brothers, sisters, and in-laws: David Matthews and wife Valerie, Danny Matthews and wife Juliana, Rachel Kauffman and husband Robert, James Matthews and wife Kimberly, Phoebe Pennypacker and her husband Larry, Barb and Chris Kelly, Rob and Donna Brown, her many nieces and nephews, and her many friends.

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  • PALLBEARERS

  • Robert Brown
  • Christopher Kelly
  • Christopher Deyncourt
  • Daniel Matthews
  • Danny Matthews
  • James Matthews
  • DONATIONS

  • Symphonicity The Symphony Orchestra of Virginia Beach
  • Thalia Rescue Squad of Virginia Beach

Services

PREVIOUS SERVICES:

  • Visitation

    Friday, October 23, 2020

  • Celebration of Life

    Saturday, October 24, 2020

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OTHER SERVICES:

  • Final Resting Place

Memories

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Karen Hunt Rackett

October 25, 2020

Alan, you may not remember me but I have such fond memories of Marty from my time in the choir at FBC. My heart goes out to you and your family.

David Brown

October 24, 2020

I am thankful to have had Marty in the Brown family. She always had her lovely, ready smile and expressed genuine interest in the welfare of others. I am grateful for her visits to my parents as they became more homebound later in life. They enjoyed her company very much. She was a blessing to all who knew her.

SHERI BOWLING

October 21, 2020

Alan, my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Marty was such a beautiful person, inside and out. My day was always brighter when she would stop by my office to see how my day was going. She will be greatly missed.

Michelle Deyncourt

October 15, 2020

An old photo from Easter together. Love and miss you now and always.

Jeff & Sharon Cardillo

October 15, 2020

Alan, we were saddened to learn of Marty's sudden passing, but we are thankful that she is now with the Lord and in perfect health...we are thankful to have known such a sweet lady here on earth, and look forward to being together in heaven.
We pray for our Lord's peace to be with you and your family during these days...
Jeff & Sharon Cardillo

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Biography

Martha (Marty) Ellen Brown, 66, of Virginia Beach, passed away suddenly and returned to the Lord’s house on Sunday, October 11, 2020. Marty was born on December 12, 1953 in Trenton, New Jersey. She was the third child of Helen Verna Matthews and Richard Glenn Matthews.

Marty grew up in Cream Ridge, New Jersey. She moved to Virginia Beach in 1971 where she worked for Mother’s Record and Tapes, and then the Stihl Corporation. She married her beloved husband Alan in February of 1987. They spent 33 wonderful years together. Upon the birth of her daughter Michelle, Marty devoted her life full-time to her family, including her granddaughter Bella. Over many years Marty served as book-keeper for the Tidewater Winds Concert Band. Her other interests included gardening, genealogy, Egyptology, and music. She was a long-time member of First Baptist Church of Norfolk and a former choir member. Her final act of generosity was as an organ donor. She was quiet and unassuming in many ways, but with a will of steel. She was the heart of her family and will be sorely missed.

She is survived by her husband Alan Joseph Brown, her daughter Michelle Marie Deyncourt and her husband Chris Robert Deyncourt, and her granddaughters Isabella Marie and soon to be born Emery Rose. She will be greatly missed by her brothers, sisters, and in-laws: David Matthews and wife Valerie, Danny Matthews and wife Juliana, Rachel Kauffman and husband Robert, James Matthews and wife Kimberly, Phoebe Pennypacker and her husband Larry, Barb and Chris Kelly, Rob and Donna Brown, her many nieces and nephews, and her many friends.

A visitation will be held at Smith & Williams Funeral Home at 4889 Princess Anne Rd, Virginia Beach VA, 23462 on Friday evening, October 23rd from 5:00-7:00 pm. A Celebration of Life will be held at the First Baptist Church of Norfolk, 312 Kempsville Rd., Norfolk, VA 23502, on Saturday, October 24th. 11:00 am. In lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation to Symphonicity The Symphony Orchestra of Virginia Beach, the Tidewater Winds Concert Band, or the Thalia Rescue Squad of Virginia Beach.

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