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Dorothy J. Brown

September 19, 1933 – November 9, 2020


Sunday, November 15, 2020

Visitation: 2:00 P.M. – 5:00 P.M.

Held at

Nelson & Sons Memorial Chapel

823 Lipscomb Street

Shelbyville, Tennessee


Monday, November 16, 2020

Graveside Service: 1:00 P.M.

Hillcrest Cemetery

Shelbyville, Tennessee

Born and raised in Unionville, TN on September 19, 1933 to the late Willie Lee and Myrtis Biggers.  Upon moving to Shelbyville after marrying, the family enjoyed life which bore children.

Mother Brown was married to Pastor John E. Brown, Sr. for 56 years.  During this period, she served as First Lady at Mt. Olive MBC, where Rev. Brown serves as Pastor for the last 37 years.  She has always referred to Brandon Chapel MBC as her home church.

Besides mom, the most affectionate terms of endearment she enjoyed were “Aunt Jean” and “Ms. Jean.”  While residing on East Cedar Street and employed at First Christian Day Care Center, she touched, watched and supported the lives of so many children.  To this day, many children retain numerous memories of her and the culinary skills.

Mom loved to have lots of flowers planted around the house, thanks to the efforts of Naomi and Larry.  She also loved the company of her children, grandchildren, great grandchildren, siblings, nieces, nephews and friends.

Dorothy is preceded in death by her son, Rev. John E. Brown, Jr.; grandson, James R. Pointer; granddaughter-in-law, Lisa M. Pointer; sisters, Katherine Biggers and Sammie Frazier; brother, Robert Biggers, Sr.; mother-in-law, Priscilla Brown; sisters-in-law, Ernestine Johnson and Vera Biggers.

Dorothy leaves the following to cherish memories, devoted husband, Pastor John Brown, Sr.; loving and grateful daughters, Vivian “Vickki” (Tony, Sr.) Cornish and Janice “Jackie” (Warren) Evans; grandsons, Maxmillion (Hannah) Pointer and Isaiah Brown;  

granddaughter, Donavan Brown; step-grandchildren, Adaira & Kennedy Harrison, Charles Crockett and Emanuel Brown; great-grands, Jeremi, Mathew, Camron, Rayne and Skyy; daughter-in-law, Gracen Harrison Brown;  siblings, Anne Ruth Harrison, Willie Biggers, Harold Biggers, JoAnn (Harold) Bryant, Larry (Naomi) Biggers, Doyle (Cynthia) Biggers and Carolyn Gail (James) Johnson; a host of nieces, nephews and cousins; sister-in-law, Chearldenn Biggers; devoted friend, Inez Young; goddaughter, Robin Davis; godson, Stanley High, Jr.; neighbor’s daughters, Carolyn Goodman, Joyce Dawson and Selene Banks.

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