Mrs. Oneida Cross Brown, age 90, of Menlo, GA, died Thursday, July 16, 2020, at her residence.
Mrs. Brown was born December 7, 1929, in LaFayette, GA, daughter of the late Louie Bass Cross and Mammie Carroll Cross. Prior to her retirement, she, along with her late husband, owned and operated the family business, Brown and Brown Wrecker Service, which they founded in Chamblee, GA and continued to operate with her family for 47 years. She was also a member of the Order of the Eastern Star. “Oneida,” or “Nanny,” to her friends and family, she was also fondly called “Mamma Brown” by many of her loyal employees over the years, and she had a life-long love of the beach and traveling.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, William Rossie Brown; her son, Dennis Brown; her brother, Jack Cross; and her beloved friend, companion, and sister at heart, Elizabeth Cooke, with whom she shared her love of Nascar and Alabama Crimson Tide Football.
Survivors include her sons and daughters-in-law, Bill (Mary) Brown, Arthur (Lisa) Brown; daughter-in-law, Teresa Brown; 8 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; and 1 great-great-grandchild.
Graveside services for Mrs. Brown will be held at 10:00 A.M. Saturday, July 18, 2020, at Mount Olive Cemetery with Rev. Wendy Brown officiating. Pallbearers will be Arthur Brown, Jr., Arthur Brown, III, Rusty Brown, Sean Bethea, Derek Adams, and Brad Batcho. Honorary pallbearers will be Shane Spillman and Josh Goss.
Visitation will be held privately.
The Brown family along with the staff of Mason Funeral Home encourage anyone in attendance to keep in mind the current guidelines and restrictions set forth by the C.D.C. as it pertains to social gatherings.
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