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Ruby Mae Brown, 85, of St. Pauls, NC died Thursday January 14, 2021. She was born in Bladen County on August 24, 1935 to the late Don and Clara Benton Powell. She was truly a homemaker and faithfully attended The Autonomy Church of Saint Pauls. She loved spending time with and doing for her grandchildren. Her favorite hobbies included gardening, coloring and crocheting. In addition to her parents Don and Clara Powell, Ruby was preceded in death by her husband John Daniel Brown, son Horace Junior Brown and daughter Patricia Diane Pittman. She is survived by her son James Daniel Brown and his wife Betty of St. Pauls; granddaughter Teresa Brown of St. Pauls; grandsons Anthony Brown and his wife Lynda of Lumberton, Charles Brown and his wife Amanda of Linden, Jason Brown and his wife Brandi of St. Pauls, Richard Ivey and his wife LisaJo of St. Pauls and Robert Ivey of Crestwood, IL.; Twenty-three (23) great grandchildren and ten (10) great great grandchildren. A graveside funeral service is scheduled for Saturday January 16, 2021 at 11:00 am at Great Marsh Baptist Church Cemetery with Pastor Dennis Bundy officiating. The family is in the care of McNeill Mackie Funeral Home of St. Pauls.
She was a beautiful lady inside and out. Sorry for your loss.
Marilyn Sessoms Blackburn Jan 17 2021 12:00 AM
Grandma Ruby I just want you to know that I love you more than will ever know. You took care of me when others wouldn't. You made sure that those doctors got me figured out when was little before i would have left this world before I was one yrs old. You where a true follower. Grandma I'm starting to see why you picked me to speak at your graveside service. And I was so glad that you did. Everyone said I done fabulous job. But I just talked about the love and leadership you taught us growing up. You go rest in peace and give papa buddy a big ole hug for me. I will see you both again. I love you Grandma.
Charles Brown Jan 16 2021 12:00 AM
I would like to extend my most sincere condolences to the family of Ms. Ruby Mae Brown during this most difficult time and may God give you the comfort to ease the pain of your loss.
Sheriff Burnis Wilkins Jan 15 2021 12:00 AM
One of my favorite quotes is " A hundred years from now it will not matter what your bank account was, the sort of house you lived in, or the kind of car of you drove. but the world may be different because you were important in the life of a Child" My Aunt Ruby lived that out. As a little boy she would pick me up for church on Sundays, take me to vacation bible school, get me to Doctors appointments or take me all the way to Chapel Hill to insure I was getting the care I needed. She repeated that commitment over and over again to her nieces, nephews, grandchildren and great grandchildren. So many of us benefitted from her never ending commitment to care for us. James Daniel, Teresa, Gator, Tony and Jason and all -- you have my deepest condolences and sympathy but know that Aunt Ruby is "Home" .... Heaven just got a little brighter and we all got another Guardian Angel and Uncle Buddy got his Sweetheart back. Rest in Peace Aunt Ruby... I love you ... Jimmy.... With Deepest Sympathy Jim Powell and Family.
Jim ( Jimmy) Powell Jan 15 2021 12:00 AM