Obituary of Jane Griggs Brown
Jane Griggs Brown, age 92, was called home be with the Lord on Tuesday, May
28th , 2019 at Brandon Nursing Home and Rehabilitation Center, Brandon MS. A
visitation honoring the life of Jane will be held Saturday, June 01, 2019 at Ray Funeral
Home at 10:00 A.M. with a Celebration of Life Service at 11:00 A.M. at Ray Funeral
Home in Cleveland, MS. Graveside will follow in the Lehrton Cemetery located in
Jane was born September 29th , 1926 at Schlater , MS to J.C. and Virgie Griggs. She
attended Ruleville High School, where she graduated in June 1944. In 1945 she
married L.F. “Red” Brown. They lived in Pace MS, until the year 2000, when they
moved to Cleveland MS.
She is preceded in death by her parents, her husband and a sister, Margaret Deardorff
of Dayton, OH.
She is survived by her daughter Cindy Harrison and her husband Bob of Madison MS;
granddaughter, Lauren Ledbetter and her husband William of Birmingham AL;
granddaughter Leslie DeMoss and her husband Trip of Hollywood FL. She is also
survived by her two great granddaughters, Louise Ledbetter and Francie Ledbetter of
Birmingham AL and numerous nieces and nephews.
Jane was a member of Pace Baptist Church for 54 years. While a member at Pace,
she taught Sunday School and Training Union, and served as WMU president for many
years. She also served as Youth Director for the church, taking the youth to Ridgecrest
and on retreats year after year. She was also a faithful choir member and soloist. Upon
moving to Cleveland, she and her husband were faithful members of First Baptist
Church Cleveland. Jane loved singing in the senior adult choir, as well as the fellowship
of all church activities. She was a true example of “faith, family and I am third” as she
lived her life committed to these spiritual guidelines.
Jane worked in Rosedale, MS for the Bolivar County Schools from 1970 until 1989.
Upon retirement, Jane loved playing bridge with her friends, fellowship with friends and
colleagues, and doing genealogy study on her family tree. She was also a member of
the DAR for several years, and loved the activities involving the DAR. But perhaps her
favorite pastime was spending time with her family and doting over her granddaughters,
and as of late, her two great granddaughters. She will be missed greatly by all who
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be sent to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.