AMERICUS -- Mrs. Tommie Lee Brown, age 79, 404 Souther Field Rd., Americus, Georgia passed June 6, 2012 at her home.

Funeral service will be conducted 3:00 p.m., Friday, June 8, 2012 at the Friendship Baptist Church, 411 Cotton Avenue, Americus, Georgia.

Reverend H. C. Wilson will officiate. Interment will follow in Staley Memorial Cemetery, Americus, Georgia.

Mrs. Brown was born August 10, 1932 in Preston, Webster County, Georgia to the late Stout Taylor and Celia Shelton Taylor. She was educated in the Marion County Public School System. She was a member of the Mount Olive Baptist Church and co-owner of Brown's Grocery Store.

Survivors include her husband of 65 years, Alex Brown, Sr., Americus, Georgia; eight children, Annie Ruth Kendall, Albany, Georgia, Alex Brown, Jr., Hartford, Connecticut, John Alfred Brown (Earlean), James Phillip Brown (Dale), all of Americus, Georgia, John Thomas Brown (Gloria), Las Vegas, Nevada, Carl D. Brown (Gwendolyn), Americus, Georgia, Pastor A. L. Brown (Pamela), Pine Bluff, Arkansas and Gary Brown (Tammy), Americus, Georgia; 17 grandchildren; 30 great grandchildren; two great-great grandchildren; five siblings, Ceola Roberts, Bishop J. T. Taylor (Lois), Lady B. Sims, Lillie Cladd (Robert) and Elnora Girvens, all of Americus, Georgia; brothers-in-law/sisters-in-law, Gladys Williams, Cordele, Georgia, Mayor Dorothy Hubbard (Robert), Albany, Georgia, Ernie Brown (Veda), Atlanta, Georgia, Ann Marie Brown and Gloria Brown, both of Cleveland, Ohio.

The remains will lie in state one hour prior to service.

In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate any donations be made to The Phoebe Foundation c/o Cancer Center, 425 3rd Ave., Suite 220, Albany, Georgia 31701 or 1-877-312-1167.

Oglethorpe Funeral Chapel

Oglethorpe 478/472-6118