The Reflections of Life Carrie Mae Brown was born in Choctaw County, Alabama to the parentage of Orange Johnson and Lucille Thompson on September 30, 1930. Peacefully on Wednesday, March 22, 2023, she answered God’s call to her eternal home. Carrie was educated in the Choctaw County School Systems in Alabama. Carrie accepted Christ in her life at an early age. As an young adult, she moved to Akron, Ohio and began her adult years. She was one of the founding members of Zion Temple Baptist Church. She loved Zion Temple and served faithfully as a member of the Mother’s Board, helping hands ministry, missionary ministry and the kitchen ministry chair for over thirty years. She also served on the yard sale ministries and sang on the choir. She led the song, “Lord, if I’m too high, bring me down”. Carrie had many hobbies, but her favorites were: cooking, going to the casino, going to the garden to pick vegetables, shopping in Hartsville, taking cruises and attending church functions. She loved her TV shows, “The Lone Ranger”, “Walker, Texas Ranger”, “Jeopardy”, “Wheel of Fortune”, “Family Feud with Steve Harvey”, “Bold and Beautiful” and “The Young and the Restless”. Most of all, she loved taking care of her family and friends, lending a helping hand whenever needed. Carrie was a hard worker and dedicated to Kent State University for years until her retirement.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by four children, James Johnson, Charles Ray Brown, Nora Parnell, David Brown, and one brother, Robert Johnson.
She leaves to cherish her precious memory, her children: Johnnie Brown, Jr., of and William Brown (Fannie) of and Margaret Ann Clark (Harry) of ; two special granddaughters, Karen and Carrie along with twenty two grandchildren; two special great-granddaughters, LeAnn and Geneva along with forty-five great grandchildren; seventeen great-great grandchildren; one sister, Anne Mae Cameron (Ernest) of Mississippi; two brothers, Milton Johnson (Carylon) of Copley, Ohio and William Johnson (Clara) of Fairlawn, Ohio; a dedicated caregiver, Julyette Maxwell; a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, relatives and friends.
A precious one from us is gone, a voice we loved is still, A link is broken in our chain, which never can be filled, you left a beautiful memory, a sorrow too great to be told But to us who loved and lost you, your memory will never grow old. A Chapter Completed, A Page Turned, A Life Well Lived, A Rest Well Earned —Love, Your Family To My Family and Friends.
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