Mary Ellen Shepard Brown

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Mary Ellen Shepard Brown, 92, of Jacksonville, died Sunday, June 10, 2018 at her home.

Funeral services will be held at 3 PM on Wednesday at Harris Creek Missionary Baptist Church with Rev. Drew Parker officiating. Burial will follow in the Brown Family Cemetery.

A native of Onslow County, she was a daughter of the late John Ivey and Molly Lanier Shepard. She was retired from the Onslow County School System where she worked in the cafeteria and as a teacher’s aid. In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her husband of 73 years, Edward J. Brown; a son, Larry Brown; a grandson, Edward E. Brown, Jr.; four brothers and three sisters. Surviving are four sons, Ed Brown (Jo Ann), Leland Brown (Linda), Wade Brown (Judy), Gene Brown (Marlene); a daughter, Theresa Webb; a daughter-in-law, Jan Brown, all of Jacksonville; 13 grandchildren, 22 great-grandchildren, 2 great-great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends prior to the service on Wednesday from 1 pm until 3 pm at the church.

The family would like to express their sincere thanks and appreciation to the staff of Lower Cape Fear Hospice for their care for Mrs. Brown.