Esther Chineze Brown

Published 9:30 am Monday, August 8, 2011

On the early morning of Thursday, July 28, 2011, Mrs. Esther Chineze Brown was abruptly called home to join our Heavenly Father.
Daughter of the late Robinson Okoye Ifeagwu and Rosaline Okoye Ifeagwu, she was born in Enugu, Nigeria. In 1971, she relocated to Frankfurt, Germany.
It was in Germany that she studied the profession of nursing at St. Marien-Krankenhaus in Frankfurt am Main.
She was the weekend shift charge nurse at Oceanside-Savannah Beach Nursing Home up until her medical retirement in 2005.
This compassionate life leaves many to cherish her fond memories. Her daughter, Rena Ifeoma Brown of Savannah, Ga.; three sisters, Justine Oby Okoye Ifeagwu of London, England and Adeze Arinze and Chinyere Okoye Ifeagwu, both of Nigeria; three brothers, Azuka Okoye Ifeagwu, Emmanuel Okoye Ifeagwu and O.B. Okoye Ifeagwu, all of Nigeria; an aunt, Charity Heagu of Nigeria; loving in-laws, Mr. and Mrs. Frank P. Brown Sr. of Tryon; a very dear and longtime friend, Mrs. Luell Whaley and family of Savannah, Ga., and lastly but certainly not least, he cat of many, many years, Max, whom she loved dearly.
Funeral services were held Saturday, Aug. 6 at 2 p.m. at St. Luke’s CME Church, 462 Markham Road, Tryon, with the Rev. Barbara Phillips, pastor, officiating. Burial will follow in the foothills of the mountains in Good Shepherd Cemetery, Tryon.
Wilson Funeral Directors, Hendersonville, N.C., is in charge of arrangements.

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