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Rosie Eller Spry Brown, 91 of Lexington, passed away on Wednesday December 28, 2011. Rosie was born on April 24, 1920 in Rowan County, a daughter of the late Thomas Arthur Spry and Julie Ellen Carter Spry. She attended Churchland and East Spencer School, she worked for Cartex and Rowan Mills, and provided in home care for patients until she was 80 years old. Rosie is a member of Christiana Lutheran Church in Granite Quarry.
In addition to her parents Rosie is preceded in death by her husband William Nathan Franklin Brown, 4 half sisters and 1 half brother.
Survivors: Rosie is survived by sons, Roy Nathan Brown and wife Betty of Salisbury, Barry Thomas Brown and girlfriend Joyce Geringer of China Grove, Christopher George Brown of Salisbury, and Timothy Michael Brown and girlfriend Jennifer Sailor. Daughters, Geraldine Elliott and husband Henry of Salisbury and Tamera Rose Miller and boyfriend Mark McCallister of Monroe. Sisters, Dot Gobbel, Pauline Shupping, Violet Simmerson and Eunice Price. 17 grandchildren and 27 great grandchildren.
Service: There will be a graveside service at the Salisbury National Cemetery on Tuesday January 3rd at 1:00 PM conducted by the Rev. Harold Jordan, Hospice Chaplain.
Carolina Cremation of Salisbury, North Carolina is assisting the Brown family. Online condolences may be made at www.mycarolinacremation.com