Remembering the life of Alice C. Brown
Alice Lenell Randolph Clark Brown entered into her eternal rest on Monday, July 1, 2013 in Raleigh, NC. She was born the youngest of seven children; Lee, Dennis, Tom Jr., Rosa, Charles and Willie Sr., to the late Tom and Carrie Jones Clark of Cumberland County, VA. All of her siblings and her first grandchild, Donna M. Smith preceded her in death. Alice was educated in the Cumberland County school district. She enjoyed sewing, knitting and baking, her specialties being yeast rolls and sweet potato pies. She was also a savvy bargain shopper. You could find her on any given Saturday at a yard sale or flea market sniffing out a bargain. She thoroughly enjoyed studying God’s Word. She was proud to have read through the Bible three times in her lifetime. Alice accepted Christ as her Lord and Savior at an early age at the Green Creek New Site Baptist Church in Cumberland County, VA, where she was also baptized. On one of her frequent train rides heading north, the young, beautiful Alice caught the eye of a handsome Navy man, Clyde Brown. He began courting Alice and quickly realized that he wanted her to be his wife. They married on July 12, 1946 and resided in Lynchburg, VA. To this union were born four daughters, Carolyn, Barbara (deceased), Joyce and Linda. As a family, they faithfully attended Diamond Hill Baptist Church where Alice once served on the Choir, as a Nursery School teacher, Usher and on the Missionary Circle. Alice and Clyde were devoted to one another for 56 years. She lovingly cared for her husband until his passing in 2003. As a mother, Alice was an example of Christ’s love; sweet, wise, full of integrity and faithful. She prayed diligently for her family and counted as her greatest achievement; modeling Christ to her daughters and witnessing each of them develop their own relationship with Christ. Alice worked as a housekeeper for several families, using this opportunity to further share the love of Christ. Later, she became a certified home healthcare provider and was proud of this accomplishment. In 2005, as Alice’s health began to decline, she relocated to Raleigh, NC to be near her daughter and advocate, Joyce. She resided at Nana’s Touch, an assisted living facility, where she received loving care and was treated like royalty until her passing. She leaves a legacy of Godly character to her daughters, Carolyn Lausterer (Kirk), Joyce L., Linda Hopkins (Ronald); one brother-in-law, Lawrence Scott (Rose Alice); four grandchildren; one great granddaughter; and a host of cousins, nieces, nephews and friends.
Lovingly Submitted~ The Family