Rosie Lee Brown

Published 9:27 am Wednesday, January 5, 2022

Graveside services were held Friday, Dec. 31, 2021, at Bradley Cemetery in New Hebron for Mrs. Rosie Lee Brown, 70, who died Monday, Dec. 27, 2021, at Forrest General Hospital in Hattiesburg. Elder Hosea Brown officiated with Johnson Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

Mrs. Rosie Lee Brown was born in Simpson County to the late Steve and Bertha Drummonds. She attended school at New Hymn, worked various jobs, kept neighborhood children and was a homemaker.

Mrs. Brown joined St. Mary Church of God in Christ under the leadership of the late M. C. Coleman. She served faithfully as a mother of the church and choir member until her illness. She also worked in the mission field visiting various nursing homes.

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She was married to the late Shelby Lee Brown and to this union, five children were born, one of whom, Shelby Lee Brown Jr. preceded her in death. She was also preceded in death by two brothers, James Drummonds and Steve Drummond Jr.

She is survived by sons, Joe Nathan (Diane) Brown and Jamaine (Tina) Brown both of Prentiss; two daughters, Lisa (Gavin) Wells of Hattiesburg and Angela (Tyrone) Brown of New Hebron; nine grandchildren; three brothers, Rickie (Carrie) Drummonds, Charles Drummonds, and Alfonso Drummonds all of Pinola; three sisters, Bobbie (Roland) Brown of New Hebron; Bertha (Derrick) Cameron, Deborah (Hosea) Brown of New Hebron; three sisters-in-law; six brothers-in-law and many other relatives and friends.