Florence Eva Brown

July 3, 1935November 3, 2018

Florence Eva “Nanny” Brown, age 83, of Woodstock, Georgia, passed away peacefully on Saturday, November 3, 2018 in Marietta, Georgia.

Mrs. Brown was born to the late Albert William John Heil and the late Elizabeth Catherine Koerner Heil on July 3, 1935 in Chicago, Illinois.

She was very loving, caring and had such a big heart. Everyone who met her fell in love with her nurturing spirit and many considered her to be their mom. She enjoyed shopping, the mountains and the fall season. She liked watching the vibrant colors of the leaves change and was blessed to see all of her favorite colors change in the maple trees outside her window during her final days.

Mrs. Brown was a great mother and raised her children to love one another, be kind and find joy in the little things. When they were younger, she was the disciplinarian – guiding the kids down the right path. As her children grew into adulthood, she became one of their best friends. She was someone who you knew would love you unconditionally and always be there for you no matter the time of day.

Mrs. Brown is preceded in death by her husband of 47 years, Albert Clayton Brown, who passed in 2005 and her brother, Albert Ignatius Heil. Her memory will be cherished by her children, Kenneth “Kenny” Brown (Wanda) of Jasonville, Indiana, Susan “Susie” Brown of Canton, Georgia, Catherine Agnew (Stephen) of Kennesaw, Georgia, Eva Marie Waugh (Leonard) of Woodstock, Georgia, Dale Brown (Debbie) of Jasper, Georgia, William “Buddy” Brown (Leighann) of Plainsville, Georgia, Christa Valido (Augie) of Merritt Island, Florida and Deirdre Facente (Trae) of Kennesaw, Georgia; sister in law, Dorothy Heil of Mount Prospect, Illinois; 20+ grandchildren; 20+ great-grandchildren; 1 great-great-grandbaby on the way; and countless others who knew her as Mom or Nanny.

Private memorial services will be held at a later date.

Please consider donations in Mrs. Brown’s memory to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital at


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Eva Marie Waugh

December 16, 2018

Daddy and Momma at family reunion 2003.
I Love them and miss them so much.
They always loved the reunions.

LeighAnn Cantrell

November 6, 2018

Me and Buddy loved Nanny dearly and we were so very happy and blessed that things were forgiven and put in the past. Nanny wanted peace before she went to her final wonderful home and things were forgiven and she was happy to see Buddy as well as Buddy was her. Brad made peace too and came this past weekend hoping to be at her burial but he saw her in the hospital via video chat.
We all love and miss you Nanny and Mom!!!!!!!!

Danielle Waugh

November 4, 2018

Nanny raised my son Alex! That was her baby from day one! She was an inspiration to my son that made an impact on him. Nanny gave my son the love, care, support, and strength to not give up. My days with my nanny were the greatest she experienced a lot of my struggles with me. She seen me fall and get back up brush it off and keep moving forward! Seeing her this past week was hard but it was very uplifting knowing she still loved me unconditionally! She was wanting to talk to me so bad and tell me so many things but ran out of strength quick! I told nanny she would not have to worry that Alex will be very well taken care of and so will my girls. Cause I’m stepping up and going to be a part of my kids lives and not be a blast from the past. I will stay strong and with my nanny watching over me. I will be the strength courage and love that one needs to fight any battle. Thank you nanny for everything!! I love you and miss you a lot! Punch pawpaw for me!!! Lol and say hi to Ashton for me!! I believe you will like him a lot! He is funny nanny! Y’all dont have too much fun!! I love ya!! See ya soon!

Deirdre Facente

November 4, 2018

Mom had the biggest heart. When I was a teenager she would always take in the friends of mine that were homeless or had issues at home. She was the best at sewing and made the best pot roast you've ever tasted. I'm so glad I was fortunate enough to have her in my life. She was an amazing woman!

Eva Marie Waugh

November 4, 2018

Momma used to love to take rides to the Mountains.
Momma loved her family dearly.
I Love You, Momma! Miss you like crazy.
Love this photo of mom.