Nancy Miller Brown, age 100, of Pfafftown, NC and formerly of Watauga County, and Chesapeake, Va., passed away January 23, 2019 at Trellis Support Care in Winston- Salem.

Born April 29, 1918 in Jasper, Virginia, she was a daughter of George Jefferson Lee Miller and Bessie Margaret Neeley Miller. She and her late husband, Ibry Leonard Brown, were members of Eastminster Presbyterian Church in Virginia Beach, Va. In 1935 she worked for the Watauga County WPA. Then in 1939 she helped organized the Watauga County public library and bookmobile library and served as the first bookmobile librarian for Watauga. In 1942 she went to Spray (Eden) NC to train to work at the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard to help with the war effort. Mrs. Brown retired from Hofheimers Shoe Store in Norfolk, Va. She loved writing Poetry and keeping busy sewing aprons for family and friends. If Nancy made you an apron, please feel free to wear it to her service.

Mrs. Brown is survived by her daughters, Iris Brown of Pfafftown NC and Janet Stewart and husband, Perry, of Stanley NC; son, Frederick Lee Brown and wife, Gina, of Chesapeake, VA; sisters, Leona Maready and husband, Linwood, of Chinquapin, NC and Nell Porter and husband, Clint, of St. Augustine, FL; brothers, Hansford Miller of Boone and Richard Miller of Buford, GA; granddaughters, Angela Brown of Holiday, FL, Erin Weeks of Lincolnton, NC, and Lindsey Ward of Stanley, NC, grandsons, Joseph and Joshua Brown, both of Chesapeake, VA; step-granddaughters, Jean Martinson of Charlotte and Lisa Pruitt of Winston-Salem; step grandsons, David Brown of Clemmons and Gian Carlo Regmalos of the Philippines. A number of great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews also survive.

In addition to her husband, Ibry Brown, she was preceded in death by her sisters, Lovely Danner and Betty Chapman; and brothers, Malcolm and Thomas Miller.
Funeral services for Nancy Miller Brown will be conducted Saturday afternoon, February 2, 2019, at 1:30 at Hopewell Community Church, 396 Hopewell Church Rd, Boone, NC officiated by Rev. Charles Barrier. The family will also receive friends Saturday, February 2 from 11 until 1 oclock, prior to services, at the church. Graveside services will follow in the church cemetery.
Memorials may be made to the Hopewell Community Church, in care of Betty Davis, 4061 NC Hwy 194 North, Boone, NC 28607.
The family is very grateful to the staff at Kate B. Reynolds Hospice Home, Forsyth Medical Center, Advanced Home Health Care in Winston-Salem and Universal Healthcare in King, NC for their excellent care during the last few months.

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