Joanne Brown

Obituary of Joanne Brown

On Wednesday, April 25, 2018, Joanne Mason Brown crossed the finish line and ran into the arms of her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. She fought a good fight and finished her race well! Joanne was born in High Point, North Carolina on September 12, 1931 to the late Pernal Selbie Mason and Virginia Emswiler Mason.  Joanne was the devoted and faithful wife to her loving husband, Don J. Brown, Sr, who affectionately called her Queenie, for an incredible 70 years! As Mom and Grandmom, Joanne exemplified the Fruit of the Spirit (love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control). She was a supporter and an avid fan of anything her children, grandchildren or great-grandchildren were involved in. Her love and pride for them was always evident. Joanne was not only devoted to her family and her Lord, but also to her church. For 32 years, Joanne served as the organist at Central United Methodist. In recognition of her service, a room was dedicated in honor of her and named the Joanne M. Brown Music Room. In 2002, she became a member of Dilworth United Methodist and of the Bowles Sunday School Class and Chancel Choir. Joanne is survived by her husband, Don, their three children, Donna B. Belk (Tommy), Donnie J Brown Jr. (Gale), and John M. Brown (Jackie); her grandchildren, Donnie H. Belk, T.J. Belk, Erin B. Burnette, Joanne “Jodi” B. Hinkson, Stacy Brown, Caroline Belk, Amanda Brown, Caylee Brown and seven wonderful great-grandchildren. Joanne gave selflessly of her time her entire life to her family and her church and on Monday, April 30, 2018, family and friends will gather at 11:00 a.m. at Dilworth United Methodist Church, 605 East Boulevard, Charlotte, North Carolina, 28203, to celebrate and give thanks for her life. Honorary pallbearers are members of the the Bowles Sunday School Class and the Chancel Choir. A reception will immediately follow the service. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to Dilworth United Methodist Church, Central United Methodist Church, or Levine & Dickson Hospice House at Aldersgate. The family would like to extend their heartfelt gratitude for all of Joanne’s special caregivers.