Ms. Helen Louise Brown, 86, of Cedartown, Georgia passed away peacefully on Wednesday, January 13, 2021.
A Funeral Service will be held on Thursday, January 21, 2021 at 1:00 P.M. at Mack Eppinger and Sons Funeral Home Chapel, 210 North Bartow Street, Cartersville, Georgia 30120.
Due to COVID-19 regulations and guidelines, physical distancing practices will be in place, and MASK ARE REQUIRED for those that will be attending the service. The family is the main concern during this time of bereavement and space will be limited. We have to ensure the family is able to attend the service, so there is a possibility some friends will not be admitted. However , the service will be LIVE-STREAMED.
Helen Louise Brown was born on September 26, 1934 in Farmville, Virginia to the late Amos and Mary Glover Brown. She moved to Paterson, New Jersey as a young child and
was a life long resident prior to relocating to Georgia with her daughter in 2013. Helen departed this life peacefully on Wednesday, January 12, 2021 at Cedar Valley Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Cedartown, Georgia. At the age of 18, Helen was employed as a bookbinder for 27 years with SACH’S Bookbinding Company in Paterson, New Jersey, then became a home health aide with Visiting Health Services in Paterson, New Jersey until she retired at age 63. Helen was well known in Paterson as a County Committee Woman, Activist with the SCLC, and during the Black Panther Movement. She was “Feisty”, with a good heart and would put her hands on her hip when she was making a feisty statement.
Helen would be seen every day in downtown Paterson, New Jersey shopping, coming from work, or just standing there talking to others. She was a people person. Helen
helped with a program called “Operation Vacation”, which sent less fortunate children to fortunate families to spend time with them for two weeks in the summer months.
As a child Helen was a member of Calvary Baptist Church. At the age of 23 she joined Community Baptist Church where she sang in the choir as a Solo Soprano with the late and great Professor Lloyd Reese and sang as a background singer for the song “Your Arms Are Too Short To Box With God”. When moving to Prospect Parking she attended Seminary Baptist Church.
In 2013, Helen relocated to Georgia with her daughter and joined Greater New Fellowship Missionary Baptist Church in Cartersville, Georgia.
Helen is preceded in death by her parents; two sisters, Mary Brown and Joan Crawford Brown; and two grandsons, Javon Ward and Damien Brown.
Helen leaves to cherish her memories, daughter, Patricia Brown Bright, Cedartown, Georgia; son, Eugene Brown, Cartersville, Georgia; seven grandchildren; ten great grandchildren; five great great grandchildren; two devoted nieces, Lynnell Crawford and Shari Bankhead; three nephews, Wayne Gregory and Shawn Crawford; a host of great nephews, great nieces, cousins, godchildren, other relatives and friends. Special thanks to Cedar Valley Nursing and Rehab Center Staff and Embrace Hospice Staff.
Condolences may be expressed at: www.mackeppingerfuneralhome.com
Mack Eppinger and Sons Funeral Service, Inc. are in charge of the arrangements.
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