Margaret Marie Brown


Margaret Marie Brown, age 98 and the matriarch of the Brown family, was born on January 10, 1924.
She went to sleep on May 21, 2022, at her daughter Barbara’s house when God gave her wings to fly away home.

Margaret was one of 13 children born to James Pannell and Sallie Ann (Giles) Pannell, whom preceded her in death. She was born in Tames, WV. As a young girl, the family moved to Gilliam, WV where she attended school. There she met Thomas Edward Brown, Sr. whom she later married and from that union they had eight children, (4) boys and (4) girls. She accepted Jesus at a young age. She was a faithful member to Bethany Baptist Church under the leadership of Pastor A. Wilson Wood, until she had to take care of her husband, who suffered from Alzheimer’s. She took care of him until his passing in 2002 and by then she had developed Dementia. Even with her Dementia, she was still Margaret. Compassionate, caring, loving, and beautiful with a smile that would light up a room and a laugh that you could never forget.
She is preceded in death by: parents (James and Sallie Ann Pannell), husband (Thomas Edward Brown, Sr.), sons (Don, Thomas Jr., and Glenn Brown) sister (Abbie Morris), brothers (Samuel, Fred, James Jr., John (Leslie), June, Daniel, and Nathaniel Pannell), son-in-law (John Hillmon), grandsons (Phillip and Eric Hillmon).
She leaves to cherished her memories, Barbara Hillmon, Victoria(James)Maddox, Linda(Dallas)Smith, Darlene(Donald)Turner, John(Carmen)Brown, and daughter-in-law Samuella (Bates)Brown, sister Ella Court, brothers (Alfred(Phyllis)Pannell and Melvin( Juanita)Pannell), 23 grandchildren, 63 great-grandchildren, 31 great-great grandchildren, and 2 great-great-great grandchildren and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends.

Visitation 10:00 AM and Funeral Service 11:00 AM Thursday, June 2, 2022 at Bethany Baptist Church, 959 Bulen Ave,. Interment at Eastlawn Cemetery. Ministry of Comfort entrusted to MARLAN J. GARY FUNERAL HOME, THE CHAPEL OF PEACE EAST, 5456 E. Livingston Ave. To read the complete obituary, order flowers, view video tribute and offer condolences to The BROWN Family, visit

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  1. Carmella P Sanya (JEWELL PANNELL)


  2. Vickie Boudreaux RN ( THCP)

    I truly will miss Ms Brown and Thank you for allowing me to help with her care…

  3. Almeda Fields

    Condolences along with Much Love and Many Prayers for the Family. It is my hope and prayer that God grants all of you Peace and Unending Memories as you accept His will.

  4. To Aunt Darlene, and the entire Brown family.

    Your mom was one of the sweetest and most beautiful woman I have known. Her smile lit up the room. I remember her gentle kisses on the cheek just about everytime she saw me. I believe she loved everyone.

    Remember this, a mom lives forever. Once with us, and forever in our memories. So hold tight to those memories forever in your hearts.

    May God shower you with peace and comfort. Lots of love to you.

    Sharon Wilson and Eugene.

  5. 'Akil Salih Pannell (Majied)
  6. Jessie s. Pannell

    Hello. My name is Jessie Pannell. I am the daughter of the late James Pannell and Mrs. Brown is my auntie. I live in Virginia but I wanted to send my condolences to the family although it is a little late. I saw my aunt’s obituary on line yesterday and could not resist sending this msg. You all may not know me as family but I would like to have contact with you. Please give me a call or send a text. My number: (540)3093573.

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