Martha Smithdeal Brown, 97, of Salisbury, N.C., passed away on Saturday, November 28, 2020.

She was born on May 20, 1923, in Mooresville, N.C., to the late Frank Henry and Mary Smith Smithdeal. She loved her job and achieved many accomplishments as she worked her way up to Assistant Director of Food Service for Cabarrus County Schools. Mrs. Brown enjoyed quilting, crocheting, and was an avid reader of Christian literature.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Theron Sidney Brown; son, Theron Sidney Brown Jr.; and sister, Millie McGinnis.

She is survived by her sons, Larry Joe Brown and wife Linda, Thomas Henry Brown and wife Brenda, and Charles Phillip Brown and wife Terri; daughter-in-law, Joan Brown; six grandchildren; and eight great grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, December 2, at Rocky Mount United Methodist Church with Rev. Georgianne Hartline officiating.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Rocky Mount United Methodist Church, 1739 Perth Road, Mooresville, NC 28117.

Cavin-Cook Funeral Home & Crematory, Mooresville, is serving the Brown family. Condolences may be made to the family at

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