Christie Mae Darnell Brown

Christie Mae Darnell Brown

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On June 7, 2013 God, in His infinite wisdom and mercy, welcomed our Mother to her heavenly home of promise and eternal peace. She was born July 3, 1916 in Anderson County to the late Atha Melinda Hiott and Joseph Martin Darnell. She graduated from Berea High School in 1934 where she lettered in Basketball. She was married to the late Troy Leonard Brown for 65 years. She was a lifelong member of Forestville Baptist Church where she was very active in various forms of ministries. She is survived by daughters, Jean McManus (Bill), Julia Smith, and Myra Martin (Bill); sons Frankie Brown (Barbara), Leonard Brown, and Jerry Brown. She was predeceased by son Ronnie Brown. She is survived by numerous grandchildren, great grandchildren, and great great grandchildren all of whom affectionately called her MamMaw. Her brother H.V. (peanut) Darnell is the last surviving member of her ten brothers and sisters.

Family will be at her residence. Visitation will be held Monday, June 10 from 6:00-8:00pm at Thomas McAfee Northwest. Funeral service will be Tuesday, June 11 at 1:30 pm at Forestville Baptist Church. Serving as pallbearers will be her grandsons Lanny McManus, Steven McManus, Brad McManus, Leonard Brown, Jr., Ronnie Brown, Greg Brown, Tim Smith, Troy Smith, Chad Martin, and Chuck Martin. Burial will follow at Mountain View Memorial Gardens. Memorials may be made to Forestville Baptist Church Building Fund at 2 Old McElhaney Road, Greenville, SC 29617. Condolences may be made to the family by visiting

She leaves us with these personality attributes:

Wisdom - learned through trials and tribulations, mistakes and heartaches.

Strength - given to her by her God whom in His infinite wisdom knew there were others who would need her strength.

Courage - a generous helping of courage that has carried her through the depression years, wars, illness, death, and unending sorrows.

Talent - last but not least, talents learned through years of necessity and developed through years of practice.

When all is said and done, one day, we shall find we have acquired some of these gifts then we will know we are indeed a very blessed family.

Published in The Greenville News from June 9 to June 10, 2013