(VALLEY) Mrs. Betty Ann Brown of Valley passed away on Saturday, October 29th, in Roanoke. Ann was born June 20, 1948 to the late Robert and Nina Stewart of Hopewell.
Ann is survived by her daughter Marie Moore Smith and son-in-law Wayne as well as by her son William Moore and daughter-in-law Melinda. She is also survived by her grandchildren: grandsons Annthony Duffey and Morgan Smith, of LaGrange and LaFayette respectively, as well as granddaughters Ashlynn Smith and Hannah Moore of Valley and Beulah, respectively. Ann is also survived by three siblings: Sue Stewart Truitt, Virginia Stewart Anglin, and Mike Stewart.
She was predeceased by her second husband, Gladstone (Shorty) Brown of Valley, whom she considered her best friend and "fishing buddy." She was also predeceased by her parents, her older sister, Jane Stewart Striblin of Valley, and her younger sister, Sharon Stewart Middlebrook of Selma.
She worked in the textile mills of West Point Home and its previous iterations, retiring from her supervisory position in 2008. While important, Ann's work was always second to her children and grandchildren. She survived to see her children enjoy parenthood and marriages of their own; as well, she survived to see her grandchildren make such achievements as build a family, earn a Master's degree, work in professional modeling, and merit state-wide honors in marksmanship.
Honorary Pallbearers include nephews Jamie Lawson, Danny Truitt, Robbie Striblin, and David Anglin; great nephew Aaron Truitt, grandson Morgan Smith, and friend of the family Dillon Reese. Ann's remains will be interred at Harmony Memorial Park (formerly, Resthaven) beside her late husband Shorty whom she has waited 20 years to "meet by the river."
Please visit her Memorial Tribute page at www.johnsonbrownservicefh.com to leave a kind message for her family, share a memory of Ms. Brown, or to light a Remembrance Candle in her memory.