Genell Robertson Brown

May 20, 1927April 6, 2019

Genell Robertson Brown, Age 91, of Winter Garden, FL went to be with the Lord on the 6th day of April 2019. She was born May 20, 1927 in Lawrenceburg, Tennessee; the daughter of the late Theodore Jessie Robertson & Beulah Cummings Robertson. She was the eldest of seven children. She is preceded in death by her parents, three brothers (Carnell Robertson-twin), Vonnie Gube Robertson, & Billy Robertson), and one sister (Alma Spears). She is survived by her husband (Ralph Brown), one daughter (Sherri Arellano), two grandchildren (Alex Arellano & Brianna Arellano) two sisters (Bettie Bryan & Lila Creech), one sister-in-law who was like a sister (Dean Robertson) and many nieces and nephews.

Genell was a lifelong resident of Winter Garden, Florida. In 1945, when she was 18 years old, she moved from Lawrenceburg, Tennessee to Florida with her family. On April 21st, 1950, Genell married Ralph F. Brown, and on June 14, 1961 Genell gave birth to her only child (Sherri Arellano).

Genell and her husband owned and operated Brown’s Country Store on Story Road in Winter Garden, Florida for many years. After selling the country store, Genell worked for TG&Y in the fabric department for seven years. She was also employed by West Orange Memorial Hospital/Health Central Hospital for twenty-eight years. She retired from Health Central Hospital in 2002.

Genell Brown was a member of The Garden Cathedral Church of God in Winter Garden, Florida for most of her life. She served on the bereavement committee for many years. However, she was unable to attend The Garden Cathedral due to her declining health (Parkinson’s Disease), but she still managed to attend church services at Health Central Park with Pastor Charles “Chuck” Edwards.

Hobbies: Cooking, Sewing, Crocheting, Knitting, & Quilting

Things That Made Mom Special: Mom’s ability to love and care for others, her unselfishness, her ability to forgive & forget, her loyalty to others, her ability to bake and cook, her beautiful blue eyes, and her smooth skin. Mom loved to get her hair styled every Friday, and she wanted make-up applied every day.

2 Timothy 4;7-8 “I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith: Henceforth there is laid up for me a crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous judge, shall give me at that day: and not to me only, but unto all them also that love his appearing.”


  • Visitation Wednesday, April 10, 2019
  • Funeral Service Wednesday, April 10, 2019

Genell Robertson Brown

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Sandra Ryon

April 9, 2019

Aunt Nell was like a second mom to me growing up, always sewing and doing special things for me and my brother who is in heaven with her today. Her and Ralph bought my brother his first bike and taught him to ride, you don't forget those kind actions. She has had a long battle, but the battle is over now and her health and a youthful body restored. It is hard to say good bye, but it is not forever, I will see you again. On one of the evenings I was with her this past week, I gave her a hug and told her to give everybody a hug for me when she got to heaven, and I know she did. I would also like to say how thankful I was to Nell for the friendship and sincere kindness she always showed my mom. Nell and mom enjoyed daily phone conversations and seeing each other at church until their health became an overcoming battle. You will be missed, but never in my heart.