Helen Marie Perry Brown Kimbrell, 100, of Mt. Ulla, N.C., and St. Augustine, Fla., passed away on Thursday, October 1, 2020, in Pinellas Park, Fla.
She was born on February 13, 1920, in Troutman, N.C., to the late Judge Avery Perry Sr. and Bessie Cavin Perry. Mrs. Kimbrell was retired from Burlington Industries. She was a member of Triplett United Methodist Church in Mooresville.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husbands, Arthur Bain Brown and William Clarence Kimbrell; son, James “Jim” Brown; granddaughter, Tammy Brown; sisters, Carrie Harrington, Myrtle Fox, Lettie Clapp, Edna Ervin, Ruth Brown, Viola Mae Stephens, Zelma Cheek, Martha Winslow and Versie Rancourt; and brothers, Edwin Perry, Judge Perry Jr. and LeConte Perry.
She is survived by her children, Perry Wayne Brown (Perma) and Mary Bess Brown Terrell; daughter-in-law, Libby Brown; step daughter, Susan Johnson (Henry); grandchildren, James Brown Jr. (Yuliya), Mark Brown, Jerry Brown, Gail Henderson, Perry Brown, Karen Davies (Jeff) and Kristi Brown (T.J.); step grandchildren, Joshua Terrell, Jennifer Pauley, William Johnson, and Heather Dretsch; eight great grandchildren; and six great great grandchildren.
A graveside service will be held at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, October 7, at Glenwood Memorial Park with Rev. Joe Collins officiating. For those who are unable to attend the graveside, you may go to the following link for the live stream https://www.facebook.com/CavinCookFuneralHomeServices/
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Alzheimer’s Association – Western Carolina Chapter, 4600 Park Road, Suite 250, Charlotte, NC 28209 or St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN 38105.
Cavin-Cook Funeral Home & Crematory, Mooresville, is serving the Kimbrell family. Condolences may be made to the family at www.cavin-cook.com.