Jean Brown Obituary (1939-2021) – Greensboro, NC

Brown, Jean Anna

1939-2021

Ms. Jean Ann Austin Brown, 81, went home Friday, September 10, 2021 to be with her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, at the Moses Cone Memorial Hospital.

The funeral will take place on Saturday, September 18, 2021 at 2:00 p.m. at Rehobeth Baptist Church under the direction of Pastor Tim Duncan. The burial takes place in Guilford Memorial Park.

Mrs. Brown preceded her parents Jesse and Nelia Gray in death; Daughter Penny Roberson Cox; Brothers Jack, Charles and Junior; and sister Jenny.

Jean was an indescribably wonderful wife, mother, grandmother and friend. She lived a full life and was always happiest when she worked (especially in the dirt) and helped others. She was a woman who could – and did – anything she got into. She learned multiple languages, taught herself to play the piano before she even took classes, and even graduated from college long after becoming a grandmother. Jean really enjoyed cooking Sunday dinner for everyone who turned up, sewed, gardened, and traveled. In addition to visiting Israel four times, she toured many other places in the United States and around the world.

Jean was very involved in the community. She was a founding member of Rehobeth Baptist Church, where she faithfully played the piano, wrote and staged Christmas plays, drove the bus / van, and served on various other church programs for well over 50 years. She volunteered for the Salvation Army, Guilford County’s GOP, and even ran for Jean Brown – Best for Our Town in 2011, all because of the positive difference she wanted to make in the world.

She is survived by her 65-year-old husband Robert Brown; Daughter Patty Transeau; Son, Robert Brown, Jr .; Grandchildren, Brandi, Deana, Donnie, Deanna, Tim and Chrissy; sixteen great-grandchildren; 6 great-great-grandchildren; Sister Gaynelle Smith; Brother Dwayne Austin; as well as several nieces and nephews whom she loved.

The family welcomes friends to church on the Saturday before the service from 1 p.m. to 1:45 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to Rehobeth Baptist Church, 4314 Rehobeth Church Rd., Greensboro, NC 27406.

Published by Greensboro News & Record September 15-16, 2021.

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