Sparta, TN...... Charlene Brown was born Tuesday, May 4, 1943 in Dalton, Georgia, to Cora Frances and Charles Edward Skipper. Her father, Charles, died in combat in WWII. When Charlene was 4, her mother married George S. Jones from Shelbyville, TN, who would fulfill the role of father perfectly. Charlene spent her young life in Shelbyville, graduating from Shelbyville Central High. She attended both Freed-Hardeman and Lipscomb Universities. It was at Lipscomb where she met the love of her life, Fred Thomas Brown. They were married June 5, 1965. She led a full life, loved, and was loved by her children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren.
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Mrs. Brown passed from this life on Wednesday, March 6, 2019 at St Thomas Highlands Hospital in Sparta. The family will have a celebration of life gathering in the family home at 1115 Honeysuckle Lane, Sparta from 10am-2pm Saturday, March 9, 2019
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the TTU Child Development Lab, 200 W. 10th Street, Cookeville, TN 38505 in Charlene's memory.
Surviving family members include the following:
husband - Fred Thomas Brown, Sparta
son - James Michael Brown (Cindy), Sparta
daughters - Martha Johanna Howard (Jeff), Sparta
Tonya Michelle Sweat (Billy), Lynchburg, VA
Brenda Brock Wyatt (Philip), Nashville
Lynn Brown, California
grandchildren - Kyle Brown (Emily), Thomas Wyatt (Lauren), Katie Koppes, Stephen Wyatt, Justin Spakes, Alexandria Spakes, Ethan Howard (Destiney), Corri Beth Howard
great grandchildren - Grayson Koppes, Kyle Koppes, Eleanor Wyatt, and Harper Brown.
Mrs. Brown was preceded in death by her mother, Cora Frances Skipper Jones; father, George S. Jones and her father, Charles Skipper, who died in WWII.
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