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Bernice Louise Brown

January 21, 1932 ~ March 5, 2019 (age 87)
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Bernice L. Brown

Bernice L. Brown of Smyrna went to be with the Lord after a short illness on Tuesday, March 5, 2019, surrounded by her family.   She was 87 years old.

Bernice was born in 1932 in Phil Campbell, Alabama.    She lived most her adult life in Fisk, Missouri where she ran a home daycare.   In 1991, she relocated to Smyrna, Delaware to be closer to family.    She worked for 19 years as a Greeter at Walmart in Dover, retiring in 2016.

She is preceded in death by her husband, Henry G. Brown in 1980, her parents Rosie Bessie Mae Hunter Channell and Arthur Elvis Hunter, her brothers John Elvis Hunter & Gery Rae Channell, great granddaughter, Katie Rose Reed Huggins. 

She is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Diana S. & Howard Huggins, Smyrna; six grandchildren, Candi Shoupe (Harold), Smyrna;  Steven Ryan (Kimberly), Smyrna; Sadra Cook (Scott), Smyrna; Shannon Watson (Joe), Frederica;  Crystal Cloak (Bill), Felton; and Cory Huggins, Smyrna.    She has 24 great grandchildren and 10 great-great grandchildren.   

She loved spending time with her family, hosting family dinners and cooking for church gatherings.   She always had a huge vegetable garden. 

The family will receive visitors at Faries Funeral Home located at 29 S. Main Street in Smyrna Delaware, Saturday March 9, 2019 from 6 – 8pm and also Sunday, March 10, 2019 12-2pm.    Funeral services will begin at 2pm on Sunday March 10th.   Burial will follow at Glenwood Cemetery. 

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