Marie Claudette Brown, 70, passed away early Saturday, December 14th, 2019 at Sheperd’s Cove Hospice in Albertville. Funeral Services will be held Monday, December 16th, 2019 at 1:00 pm at Marshall Memorial Funeral Home with Brother Jerry Burgett and Brother Hal Mahan officiating. Burial will follow afterwards in Marshall Memory Gardens.
Claudette was preceded in death by her parents Charles and Inez Shelley; sisters Gaynell Byron of Grant and Sue Kirkland of Albertville; and brother in law James Epperson of Albertville.
Claudette was the 5th daughter born to the Shelley family in Marshall County. She attended school in Guntersville and graduated Guntersville High School in the 1960’s.
Mrs. Brown married her soulmate David Brown after a 6-year courtship, even though her Dad said he was too old for her at the time. David and Claudette enjoyed a 52-year marriage full of love and laughter. Their son Michael was born while David was in Vietnam, and David had to share in Claudette’s affections.
After having her son, Mrs. Brown worked in the poultry industry, but her most important job was raising her son and caring for her husband.
Mrs. Brown loved taking care of her great grandchildren and all the children in the neighborhood. The neighborhood kids knew which house to go to for the good cooking and tasty treats. She loved providing clothes to anyone in need.
Claudette’s biggest passion was her love for Elvis Presley. She had a huge Elvis collection and she proudly showed it off to anyone that showed any interest. She had a huge album of pictures of Elvis in various stages of his career.
Claudette is survived by her loving husband David Brown; her son Michael Brown; her grandson Brock and his wife Kristen Brown; and her 3 great-grandchildren Paisley, Emmaline and Colton Brown; her sisters Barbara Lee and her husband Gene of Chattanooga and Patsy Epperson of Albertville.
Visitation will be Monday December 16th, from 11 AM until the start of the service at Marshall Memorial Funeral Home.
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