Rena Twitty Brown

Published 10:20 pm Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Mrs. Rena Twitty Brown (“Mimi”) was born February 28,1928 to the late Ambrose and Sallie Miller Twitty. She departed this life on August 13, 2013.

Rena was married to Frank P. Brown on September 28, 1950, lovingly enduring just one month shy of 63 years together. She worked as a certified nursing assistant for more than 40 years.

She was a lifelong member of St. Luke CME Church, where she served faithfully as a missionary, president of the stewardess board, a member of the senior choir, presided over the flower committee and president of the C.Y.F. for many years.

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She was a devoted mother and wife; a person of good faith and integrity. Not just caring for her family, Mrs. Rena Brown was a very active member of her community and beyond. Helping people with their needs and comfort was one of her passions. It was very important to her to tend to everyone in need of her loving support. She was highly respected and loved by all of the lives that she touched. We all loved her very much and she will be greatly missed.

Mrs. Rena Brown was preceded in death by four brothers, George, Herbert, Robert and Mack Twitty; sister, Violet Twitty; nephew, John W. Brown Jr.; and daughter-in-law, Esther C. Brown, mother of surviving grand-daughter Rena Ifeoma Brown.

She leaves behind to fondly cherish and continue life in her memory – devoted husband, Mr. Frank P. Brown; three sons, Frank P. Brown Jr. (Tanya) of Columbia, S.C., Patrick A. Brown of Tryon and Reverend Timothy B. Brown (Sharon) of Tryon.

Survivors also include (Raised in the home as her children) nephew, Douglas Wilkins of Tryon; niece, Roslyn Green (Ricky) of Tryon, nephew Mark Wilkins of Tryon; and eight grandchildren, Rena, Chukwudi, Kimberly, Timothy Jr. (Brittany), Melanie (Bobby), Andrew, Hannah and Tameeia; two great-grandchildren, Shani and Gabrielle; one great-great-grandchild, Andrea; and one expectant great-grandchild; one sister, Saddie Hill of Rutherfordton, N.C. One brother-in-law, John W. Brown of Tryon: two special nieces, Mary Ann Twitty and Patty Hauser; two special nephews, George Townes of New York and Herbert H. Twitty (Theresa); a special cousin, Helen Hudson and a host of other nieces, nephew, cousins and friends.

Services for Mrs. Rena Twitty Brown were held on Saturday, August 17 at the St. Luke CME Church in Tryon with Pastor Barbara Phillips officiating. Internment followed at the Good Shepherd Cemetery. Ulysses D. Miller Funeral Services assisted the family.