America Adams <I>Leftwich</I> Brown

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America Adams Leftwich Brown

  • Birth 3 Aug 1868 Bedford County, Virginia, USA
  • Death 5 Nov 1921 Bedford County, Virginia, USA
  • Burial Bedford County, Virginia, USA
  • Memorial ID 52352786

LHA Uriah Leftwich Line.


Mrs. America Brown, wife of the late Charles W. Brown, died at her home, near New London Academy, on November 5th after a short illness of Bright's disease, age 57 years. The funeral service was conducted from North Bedford Church by Rev. B.L. Peters in the presence of a large crowd of sorrowing friends and relatives, and the body laid to rest by the side of her husband, who preceded her to the grave some years ago. Mrs. Brown was a woman of spendid character, a faithful wife, a devoted mother and a good neighbor. All that kind friends and anxious relatives could do was done to no avail; God loveth a shining mark and called her up higher, to await the loved ones left behind. She had been a member for many years of the Baptist church and will be sadly missed. Blessed is the memory of the dear mother. Those dear hands that gently guided the tottering steps of childhood and smoothed the pillow in sickness, have passed through the cold dark river. The music of other voices may be lost, but the entrancing memory of hers will echo in our souls forever. Other faces will fade away and be forgotten, but hers shall shine on until the light of heaven's portals shall glorify our own.

Mrs. Brown, who before marriage was Miss America Adams Leftwich, is survived by the following children: Messrs, Frank, Hugh, Orran, Charlie and Lynch Brown, of Forest and Mrs. Georgia Noell of Cifax. She is also survived by three brothers and three sisters, N.D. Leftwich and J.C. Leftwich of Forest; J.D. Leftwich of North Dakota; Mrs. Ellen Creasy of Australia; Mrs. Patry Arthur of Coleman Falls; and Miss Bettie Leftwich of Forest.

Pallbearers were J.D. Leftwich, W.R. Leftwich, H.M. Leftwich, Willie Scott, James Scott and Dew Scott. Flowers were borne by Mrs. E.D. Scott, Mrs. H.M. Leftwich, Mrs. Willie Scott, Mrs. L.B. Manley, Mrs. N.D. Leftwich, Jr., Mrs. Willie Miles and others. Hymns used at the church were "It Is Well With My Soul," "Some Time We Will Understand," sweetly sung by Mrs. George and Julia Lindsay. Hymns sung at the grave were "Shall We Gather at the River," and "Nearer My God to Thee."

In the graveyard softly sleeping,
Far from sorrow, pain and care,
May you rest in Jusus' keeping
For we hope to meet you there.

You shall never be forgotten.
Never shall your memory fade,
Sweetest thoughts shall ever linger,
Around your lone and silent grave.

May we live and serve our Master,
Walk the straight and narrow way
So when life on earth is ended
We will meet again some day.





  • Created by: Frances Beckstrom Helmintoller
  • Added: 13 May 2010
  • Find A Grave Memorial 52352786
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for America Adams Leftwich Brown (3 Aug 1868–5 Nov 1921), Find A Grave Memorial no. 52352786, citing North Bedford Baptist Church Cemetery, Bedford County, Virginia, USA ; Maintained by Frances Beckstrom Helmintoller (contributor 47284570) .