Thelma Wright Brown of St. Marys died Friday, Feb. 2, 2018, under the care of Hospice of the Golden Isles.
She was formerly a resident of Wayne County and had lived in McRae for 41 years prior to moving to St. Marys. She was a member of First Baptist Church of McRae, a longtime owner/operator of Sears Catalog Store in McRae, enjoyed being a part of life wherever she was living and was better known as a gracious lady.
She was the widow of Harry Vincent Brown Sr. and predeceased by a daughter, Marilyn Brown Sweat.
Survivors are three sons and daughters-in-law, Vincent (Ramona) Brown of Palm Coast, Fla., Pat (Jane) Brown and Robert (Karin) Brown, both of Kingsland; seven grandchildren, David (Jennifer) Brown of Suwanee, Ashley (Amy) Sweat of Cumming, Stephanie (Michael) Shave of Athens, Christopher Sweat of St. Simons Island, Ansley (Kevin) Rick of St. Marys, Rob Brown and Claire Brown, both of Kingsland; five great-grandchildren; several nieces, nephews and cousins.
Funeral services were at 10:30 a.m. Monday, Feb. 5, at Kingsland United Methodist Church with the Rev. Devin Schultz and Rev. Stanley officiating. Interment will follow at 3:30 p.m. in the Telfair Memorial Gardens in McRae. Active pallbearers were David Brown, Rob Brown, Ashley Sweat, Chris Sweat, Herman Moore, Jonathan Wright, David Deyo, Earl Merritt and Vernon Lewis.
Visitation was one hour prior to services at the church.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Hospice of the Golden Isles, 1692 Glynco Parkway, Brunswick, GA 31525.
Rinehart and Sons Funeral Home of Jesup was in charge of arrangements.