Kay Sandra Lucille Gibbs Brown, 71, was born in Iredell County, N.C., on April 10, 1950, and was the daughter of the late K. B. Gibbs and Bessie Pauline Cornelius Gibbs. She departed this life on Friday, October 8, 2021, at Maple Leaf, Nursing Home in Statesville following a chronic health issue.

Kay was married to Nathaniel J. Brown Jr. on September 5, 1972. She was a 1968 graduate of North Iredell High School after attending Unity High School for three years. She dedicated thirty years of service to Kmart, where she worked in customer service and retail. After retiring, she worked in manufacturing until she was no longer able to work due to medical problems. She loved going to church and being involved in social gatherings. She also loved to sing in the choir and listen to music with her grandchildren.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by two siblings, James Gibbs and Francis Gibbs.

She leaves to cherish the memory of her life three daughters, Natasha (Timothy) Moore, Turkessia Brown-Evans and Nicole Brown, all of Statesville; one sister, Margaret Brown of Greensboro; one brother, Jerry (Helen) Gibbs of Statesville; nine grandchildren, Delvonte’ “Tyrih” Daniels, Shala Evans, Jaiden Evans, Myasia Drayton, Izariah Perkins, Kaileb Brown, Jerimiah Dobbins, Ashlynn Dobbins, and Kiyanna Brown, all of Statesville; two previous sons-in-law, Antonious Evans of Statesville and Eddie Daniels; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends.

Rutledge and Bigham Funeral Home is serving the family.

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