Opal Brown


Opal Spencer Brown, 100, a resident of Cleveland, passed away Sunday, April 14, 2019, in a local healthcare facility. 

She was the daughter of the late Savannah Wright Thompson and John Thompson.  She was preceded in death by her first husband, Dick Spencer; her second husband, David Brown; her son-in-law, Frank McCullough; her sisters: Bessie Hayes, Mary Owens, Lena Maddux, Eula Mae Cartwright and Savannah Duckett; and her brothers: R.V. Thompson and Jim Murphy.

She was retired from American Uniform Company with 29 years of service.  She was known for being a great cook and she enjoyed working word puzzles and listening to Gospel music. She was a member of the Washington Baptist Church.

Survivors include her daughter, Frances McCullough; her son, Richard "Dickie" Spencer Jr. and his wife; her special daughter-in-law, Juanita, all of Cleveland; her grandchildren: Eric Spencer and his wife, Sheila, Robin Spencer, Tina Potts and her husband, Greg, Steve McCullough and his wife, Kammy, Mitch Chastain and his wife, Penny and Mike Chastain; her brother Pat Murphy and his wife, Veneer; several great- and great-great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

The Remembrance of Life service will be conducted today, April 18, 2019, at 2 p.m. at the Jim Rush Funeral and Cremation Services, North Ocoee Chape, with the Rev. Daniel White officiating. 

Interment will follow in the Hilcrest Memorial Gardens, with her grandsons and great-grandsons serving as casket bearers. 

The family will receive friends from 12 noon until 2 p.m. today at the funeral home.

You may share your condolences and your memories with the Spencer-Brown Families at www.jimrushfuneralhomes.com.


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