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Judy Brown

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Judy Brown

Gaffney, SC

Judith Emily McKissick Brown, child of the Covenant, was called home by our Heavenly Father on March 19, 2014 after a valiant struggle with a blood cancer.

Judy was born in Des Moines, Iowa on July 12, 1950 to Marianna Elizabeth Huston McKissick and Jay Eldred McKissick. Shortly after her birth the family moved to San Antonio, Texas where Judy was raised.

Judy is survived by her husband, Pastor James Edward "Bucky" Brown, Jr. of Gaffney; her sister and brother-in-law, Janna Elizabeth and William Harris Taylor, Jr. of Houston, Texas; her mother-in-law, Earlene Turner Brown of Gaffney; her maternal aunts, Joanne Peterson of Iowa City, Iowa and Jeanne Georges of Fort Wayne, Indiana; and many cousins. She is preceded in death by her parents and her father-in-law, Dr. James Edward Brown, Sr.

Funeral services will be held at St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Gaffney, SC.

Should one wish to make a remembrance in Judy's name, please consider St. Paul's Lutheran Church, 1600 W. Floyd Baker Boulevard, Gaffney, SC 29341 or Meals on Wheels, P.O. Box 1886, Gaffney, SC 29342.

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Published in Des Moines Register on Mar. 21, 2014
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