Vera Agnes Marshall Brown, a lifelong resident of Vicksburg, passed away Friday, Oct. 7, 2016, at Select Specialty in Jackson. She was 75.
She was the daughter of the late Lee Carlton “Teddy” and Vera Agnes Marshall. A graduate of St. Francis Xavier Academy Class of 1959, Vera was trained as a registered nurse by the Sisters of Mercy, receiving her degree from the Mercy Hospital School of Nursing, then she worked in her profession for over 50 years in various areas of nursing.
In 1982, Vera was honored as Home Health Nurse of the Year. Vera was a member of Pi Alpha Kappa Sorority. She was a lifelong communicant of St. Paul Catholic Church, where she served on numerous committees, including the St. Paul Altar Society, chairman of the bereavement committee, St. Paul Choir and several boards, including Parish Council.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by one sister, Eleanor Bagby; and one granddaughter, Christina Francis.
Survivors include her husband of 52 years, George Brown of Vicksburg; two daughters, Andrea Brown (Owen) Francis of
Mandeville, La.; Julie Brown (Bill) Walker of Clinton; one son, George (Lara) Brown Jr. of Natchez; two brothers, Lee Marshall “Teddy” of Lexington, S.C., and Charles Marshall of Vicksburg; four grandsons and two granddaughters.
A Mass of the Resurrection will be celebrated at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 11, 2016, at St. Paul Catholic Church with the Rev. Tom Lalor officiating. Burial will follow at Greenlawn Gardens Cemetery under the direction of Frank J. Fisher Funeral Home.
Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Monday at Frank J. Fisher Funeral Home with Rosary at 6:30 p.m., and from 9 a.m. Tuesday until the hour of service at the church.
Pallbearers will be Colin Francis, Patrick Francis, Hunter Walker, Michael Marshall, Tim Marshall and Andy Griffith. Honorary pallbearers will be members of Pi Alpha Kappa Sorority, St. Paul Catholic Church Choir, St. Paul Altar Society and members of the bereavement committee
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to St. Paul Catholic Church, 713 Crawford Street, Vicksburg, MS, 39180.