She was of Baptist faith and attended Philippi Baptist Church.
She was a retiree from Duracell after many years of employment, where she came to know and love many of those she worked with.
She was born October 20, 1928, in Scottsboro, Ala., and was the daughter of the late Jackson Rodgers and Lucille Mount Rodgers. She was married to her late husband John Pleasant Brown on Aug. 23, 1946 and they made their home in Cleveland. John passed away at 40 years old and Mildred never remarried or even dated.
She was a loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother that thought the world began and ended with her family. She was very devoted to her family and loved spending time with them. Her days were always brighter when her family was near.
She was preceded in death by her husband and parents; daughter, Diane Brown Headrick and sister, Alice Rodgers Miller.
She is survived by her daughters and sons-in-law, Sharon Brown Bottoms and Darrell, Carol Brown Collins and Denny and Bill Headrick all of Cleveland; five grandchildren, Brandon (Lisa) Headrick, Nicholas Headrick, Jamie (Chris) Green, Denny (Cassie) Collins, Jr. and Whitney (Mike) Creekmore; 11 great-grandchildren, Caleb and Caden Headrick, Ryleigh and Coleman Green, Ensley, Caileigh and Avery Collins, Madison, Chloe, Reese and Kendyl Creekmore; two sisters, Mary Rodgers Randolph and Sarah Rodgers Bullington both of Cleveland; brother-in-law, Paul (Kurly) Miller of Panama City Beach, Fla. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
A celebration of her life will be held at 8 p.m. today Jan. 21, 2013 in the chapel of Fike Funeral Home with the Rev. Sammy Hooker officiating. Interment will be held on Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2013 at 2 p.m. in Hilcrest Memorial Gardens with the Rev. Johnny Hood officiating. Brandon Headrick, Nicholas Headrick, Caleb Headrick, Denny Collins, Chris Green and Mike Creekmore will serve as pallbearers. A white dove release ceremony will conclude the service.
Her family will receive friends today from 4 – 8 p.m. at the funeral home prior to the service.We invite you to send a message of condolence and view the Brown family guest book at fikefh.com.