HElen Brooks Brown
Anniston – Funeral services for Helen Brooks Brown will be at 2 p.m. on Thursday, April 26, 2012, in the chapel at Chapel Hill Funeral Home, 542 W. 52nd Street, (Hwy 431 North) Anniston. The family will receive visitors at Chapel Hill Funeral Home from 6 to 8 this evening, April 25, 2012. Helen Brooks Brown passed away on April 23, 2012 at the Palliative Care and Comfort Unit of UAB Hospital in Birmingham, after a lengthy battle with liver disease. Elder Dave Chandler and Deacon Eldridge Summerlin will conduct the services. Burial will be at Forestlawn Cemetery in Anniston. Chapel Hill Funeral Home is in charge of services. Mrs. Brown was born in Wintergarden, Florida, the fifth child of a family of ten, five boys and five girls. She met her future husband when her brother, James, brought him home with him on a weekend pass from the Army. She and her sister, Wylene, flipped a nickel to see who would go on a date with him. She called it and won the date. They enjoyed 60 wonderful years together. She worked 30 plus years as a seamstress at Anniston Sportswear. She loved flowers and when she retired, she planted so many flowers around their yard, it made grass cutting very difficult. Mrs. Brown was preceded in death by her daughter, Linda Brown Denham; her mother and father, Houston and Ceylon Brooks; brothers, Levertis Brooks, James Brooks, Dalton Brooks, and Charles Brooks, and sisters, Dorthy Brooks and Wylene McCay. She is survived by her loving husband of 60 years, Roy H. Brown; her son, Loyd Brown and wife, Lynn Brown; her daughter, Tina Green and husband, David Green; grandchildren, Brad Denham, Angie Denham, Steffen Brown and Savannah Brown, son-in-law, Charles Denham, all of Anniston; sisters, Sarah Freeman, of Attalla and Glenda Hassell, of Anniston and brother, Jack Brooks, of Ragland. Pallbearers will be Lew Hassell, Joe Folsom, Jeff Wilson, Joseph Byers, Barry Fondren, and Steffen Brown.