Rossie L. Brown


SUMMERTON - The relatives and friends of Rossie L. “Rick” Brown are invited to attend a celebration of her life at 11 a.m. Friday, Dec. 4, 2015, in the chapel of Stephens Funeral Home, officiated by her son, Rev. Lee Brown, and the Rev. Drew Choate.

Burial will follow in the Brunson-Brown Family cemetery off Britton Brogdon Road in Sumter.

Mrs. Brown, 72, devoted wife of 48 years to Jesse B. Brown, went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, Dec. 1, 2015, at Tuomey Regional Medical Center.

Born in Kingstree, she was the daughter of the late Roston C. Stukes Sr. and Ruby Lowder Stukes. She was a member of Summerton Baptist Church and former member of Harmony Church where she attended until her health declined. She was retired from Farmers Long Distance after 19 years of service and Southern Bell Telephone after 15 years of service.

A devoted wife, mother, grandmother and friend, Mrs. Brown is survived by two sons, Lee Brown (Christy) and Darby Brown; two grandsons, Noah and Ethan Brown, to whom she was affectionately known as “Rick-Rick”; one brother, Roston C. “Doc” Stukes, Jr. (Gail); two sisters, Jean Lewis (John) and Sandra Scott; and many nieces and nephews.

Nephews will serve as pallbearers.

The family will receive friends from 5-7 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 3, 2015, at Stephens Funeral Home, and at other times at the home of Lee and Christy Brown, 526 Benton Court in Sumter.

Mrs. Brown’s family wishes to express their sincere gratitude to Dr. Robert Eagerton, Dr. Francisco Gonzales, Dr. Jeffrey Smith, and Dr. James Williams, as well as the staff of Tuomey Healthcare System’s Oncology Department for their support and care.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Harmony Church’s Youth Department, P.O. Box 1878, Sumter, SC 29151.

Stephens Funeral Home and Crematory, 304 N. Church St. in Manning, is in charge of arrangements, (803) 435-2179.


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