Edna Mae Browning, 84, avid gardener

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Edna Mae Browning
Edna Mae Browning

WILMINGTON – Edna Mae Browning, 84, of Rocky Point, passed gently from her earthly life on Monday Sept. 5, 2016, at Liberty Commons Nursing and Rehab Center in Wilmington.

She was born April 3, 1932, in Johnston County, one of six children born to Eddie and Mary Lee Johnson. Along with her parents, Mrs. Browning was also preceded in death by her husband, Hugh Browning; daughter; Mary Frances Bryan; one sister; and three brothers.

She is survived by her daughters, Helen Browning (Gene Carnes), Shirley Jones (Kenny), and Dr. Kim Browning DVM (Bill Bridges); grandchildren, Keith Helms (Becky), Lindy Jackson (Jeff), and Weston Jones (Kayla); great-grandchildren, Kourtney, Kristian, Brittany, and Kayla; great-great-granddaughter; Laurah; sister; Sandra Dunn (Lynwood); many nieces, nephews, and friends.

She loved the Lord and showed this love in every facet of her life. She was a loving wife and wonderful mother, grandmother, sister and friend. She was loved dearly by her family and everyone who met her. She was a devoted and faithful member of Riley’s Creek Baptist Church. Her love of nature and the outdoors was revealed in her manicured yard and beautiful flower gardens. An avid gardener, she could be found working in her yard and flowers beds almost every day. She will be remembered for her kindness, her grace, her steadfast faith and her thoughtfulness for others.

Visitation will be held 10 to 11 a.m. on Saturday Sept. 10, 2016, at Riley’s Creek Baptist Church. Service will follow at 11 a.m. with The Reverend Jim Herchenhahn conducting the service. Burial will be Saturday afternoon at Banner Chapel Advent Christian Church Cemetery, 1771 NC Hwy 50, Benson, NC.

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