Annie Mae Brown passed away on Saturday (Sept. 29, 2012) at her home in Urbana.
She was born on Dec. 26, 1917 to Lucinda Williams and Walter Owens in North Carolina. She was preceded in death by her husband, Roy Lee Brown; her parents; brothers, Clarence Williams, Willie Williams, Eugene Owens; sister, Nita Bell Smith; sons, Roy Lee Brown Jr. and James Larry Brown and daughter, Lucille Brown.
She is survived by her sons, Richard Brown, Alton Brown and Charles Brown; daughters, Addie Abernathy, Essie McCurry, Minnie Brooks, Emmie Duckworth, Lucy Brown, Linda TurnBull and JoAnne Thomas and hundreds of grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She raised Gala Harris, Michelle Causey and Troi Brown, who all survive.