Mary Elizabeth Jeffrey "Kate" Brown

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Heaven welcomed Mary Elizabeth "Kate" Jeffrey Brown, 85, on October 4, 2017, after a seven-month ambush by cancer. She died at home with family as she had desired. Those left behind, who covet your prayers, are daughter, Lindie Brown; granddaughter, Layla (Kevin) Waters, and great-granddaughters, Kaylen Amber and Katherine Rose. Others are nieces, Linda Lassiter, Julee Lovelace, Shari Murphree; nephew, Rob Murphree, and sister-in-law, Sally Ketley. She was preceded in passing by her adoring husband of 58 years, Wade "Jack" Brown; daughter, Deborah; parents, Roma Duren and Archie Andy Jeffrey, of Tuscaloosa; sisters, Helen (Clarence) Lassiter, Margaret (Dale) Howerton, Jenetta (Harold) Waites, and niece, June (Bobby) Murphree. In her salad days, Kate worked at Pizitz in downtown Birmingham, and later managed Lynn's Hallmark in Bessemer's Westlake Mall for 17 years. She was a women's bowling champion, and once held the title of highest average in Birmingham. Most of her young adult years between were devoted to mothering daughters, where she excelled. In later years, her grand and great-grands were rulers of her heart; she was hopelessly devoted to them and they to her. Kate's sense of humor permeated her life; her clever stories offered life lessons to those who listened, and her love of card games yielded many fun-filled family tournaments. A celebration of her kind, caring life will be held Sunday, October 29 at 2 p.m. with visitation following. Valhalla Funeral Home, 5317 Bessemer Super Hwy, Midfield, AL, 35228. Burial was Saturday, October 6, 207. No flowers please, as Kate's green thumb could outshine all others'. Donations may be made to AlaCare/Hawkins Pkwy, the gentle men of Bessemer Fire Station #4, Flint Hill Rd, or .
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Valhalla Funeral Home - Midfield
5317 Bessemer Super Hwy
Midfield, AL 35228
(205)425-9898
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Published in The Anniston Star on Oct. 8, 2017
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