Born on Nov. 3, 1926, in Campbell, she was the daughter of the late Edward N. and Mary M. (Campbell) Coleman. On July 14, 1945, in Piggott, Ark., she was united in marriage to Bill J. Brown, who preceded her in death on June 23, 2001.
She also was preceded in death by one daughter, Sandra Brown; one grandson, Justin Green; three brothers, Tommie, Frank and Chester Coleman; and one sister, Esther Weeks.
Survivors include one son and daughter-in-law, Darrell and Carolyn Brown of Bernie; four daughters and sons-in-law, Sherry and Larry Green of Campbell, Kathy and John Grindstaff of Bernie, Renia and Kevin Mauldin of Malden, and Leah and Arlen Ricke of Falls Church, Va.; 10 grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.
Visitation was held Saturday, July 24, at Landess Funeral Home in Malden. Funeral services were conducted on Sunday, July 25, in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Bryan Johnson and Dawsey Lee Brown officiating. Burial was in Bethany Cemetery at Campbell. Landess Funeral Home of Malden was in charge of arrangements.