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Mary Ellen Shepard Brown, 92, of Jacksonville, passed away Sunday, June 10, 2018, at her home.
Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. Wednesday at Harris Creek Missionary Baptist Church with Reverend Drew Parker officiating. Burial will follow in the Brown Family Cemetery.
A native of Onslow County; she was a daughter of the late John Ivey and Molly Lanier Shepard. She was retired from the Onslow County School System where she worked in the cafeteria and as a teacher's aid. In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her husband of 73 years, Edward J. Brown; a son, Larry Brown; a grandson, Edward E. Brown Jr.; four brothers and three sisters. Surviving are four sons, Ed Brown (Jo Ann), Leland Brown (Linda), Wade Brown (Judy), Gene Brown (Marlene); a daughter, Theresa Webb; a daughter-in-law, Jan Brown, all of Jacksonville; 13 grandchildren, 22 great-grandchildren, two great-great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Visitation will be prior to the service from 1 to 3 p.m. Wednesday at the church.
The family would like to express their sincere thanks and appreciation to the staff of Lower Cape Fear Hospice for their care for Mrs. Brown.
Electronic condolences may be left for the family at
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Jones Funeral Home & Crematory
303 Chaney Ave
Jacksonville, NC 28540
(910) 455-1281
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Published in Jacksonville Daily News from June 11 to June 12, 2018