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Violet G. Brown, 81, of Mendenhall, Mississippi, died on December 10, 2021 Friday at Magee General Hospital. She was born Sunday, June 23, 1940 in Grginac Yugoslavia as Ljubicica (Violet) Glogovcan.
Visitation will be held on Sunday, December 12, 2021 from 5:00 PM until 7:00 PM at the Colonial Chapel Funeral Home of Mendenhall.
Visitation will be held from 10:00 AM until 11:00 AM at Rials Creek Church in Mendenhall. Graveside Services will be held Monday, December 13, 2021 at 11:00 AM at Rials Creek Cemetery. Bro. Ricky Reece will officiate. Colonial Chapel Funeral Home of Mendenhall is in charge of arrangements. (601) 847-4401
Violet was a resident of Mendenhall Mississippi since 1966 and a member of Rials Creek Church.
Violet was born in Yugoslavia at the onset of World War II. She witnessed firsthand the occupation of her village by the Nazis. When Violet was 17 years old, in 1957 she migrated to Columbus, Ohio and started her American life. In one year she learned to speak, read, and write in English. She got a job and an apartment and has been independent since that time.
In 1963 Violet met the love of her life, Jim Brown. Jim was in the Air Force and stationed at the Lock Bourne Air Force Base in Columbus, Ohio. They met at the Burger Boy and were inseparable. Violet and Jim married, had their first child, and then Jim brought her back to his hometown of Mendenhall, Mississippi. Violet had gone from living in a big city to the country backwoods of Mississippi and she loved it!
Violet lived a full life establishing a home, building her family, taking the best care of her son and daughter, working for 27 years at Universal Magnetic, loving her co-workers, her family, her church family, and her Sunday school class. Violet also traveled the world, seeing and doing everything she ever dreamed of.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Jim Brown; parents, Josip Melinceviz and Maria Glogovcan.
Survivors include her son, James Edward “Jimmy” ” Jim” Brown; daughter, Tina Marie Brown; grandchildren, Jessica Howington Waller and husband, John Waller, Josie Howington Little and husband, Peyton Little, and Jared Randall Howington; great-grandchildren, J P Waller, Jackson Waller, and Hunter Little.
Pallbearers will be John Waller, Peyton Little, Jared Howington, Garth Hall, Peanut Waller, and AJ Waller. Honorary pallbearers will be JP Waller, Jackson Waller, and Hunter Little
Online guestbook may be signed at www.colonialchapelmageemendenhall.com
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