CHARLOTTE - Mary Sue Brown, 83, of 532 West Craighead Road Apt. D, formerly of Shelby, passed away Monday, Jan. 27, 2014, at her residence. A native of Cleveland County, she was born Sept.15, 1930, daughter of the late Roland L. and Ola Alexander Brown.
She retired from Consolidated Freightways and was a member of First United Methodist Church in Charlotte. She was a special aunt who loved her family very much and she was loved by all who knew her.
In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by one brother and sister-in-law, Bill and Shirley Brown; and two nephews, Robert and Kenneth Brown.
She is survived by six nephews, Bill Brown and wife Marie of Gastonia, Charles "Eddie" Brown of Jacksonville, Fla., David Brown and wife Janet and Scott Brown, all of Shelby, Richard Brown of Fallston and Mark Brown of Bessemer City; one niece, Melanie Shull and husband Dennis of Shelby; three great-nieces, Emily Brown and husband Chris McConville of Rock Hill, S.C., Hetty Scopel and husband Steven of Greensboro and Jaci Brown of Bessemer City; eight great-nephews, Patrick Brown of Wilmington, Daniel Brown and wife Jessica of Idlewylde, Md., Ryan Brown and wife Abby of Norton Shores, Mich., Christopher Shull and wife Lacey of Shelby, Kevin Brown and wife Whitney of Bryson City, Corey Shull of Cullowhee, Joshua Brown of Sylva, and Mitchell Brown of Bessemer City; great-great nieces, Hetty Isabella Scopel of Greensboro and Addison Ranae Mitchell of Bryson City; and two special cats, Gretchen and Gracie.
Visitation: The family will receive friends after the memorial service and the graveside service.
Memorial service: 11 a.m. Saturday at First United Methodist Church in Charlotte
Graveside service: 3:30 pm Saturday at Sunset Cemetery in Shelby.
Officiated by: The Rev. Jonathan Coppedge-Henley.
Burial: Will immediately follow in Sunset Cemetery in Shelby.
Funeral home: Clay-Barnette Funeral Home of Shelby is serving the family.
Memorials: May be made to First United Methodist Church, Mission Fund, 501 N Tryon St, Charlotte, NC 28202 or the donor's choice.
Online condolences: www.claybarnette.com