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Olive Jean Brown, 91, remembered by her one-of-a-kind character and charm

Olive Jean Brown
Olive Jean Brown

Olive Jean Brown, 91, passed away and went to be with our Lord Friday, Nov. 8, 2019. Olive leaves behind her husband of 62 years, Joseph Benjamin Brown.

She was preceded in death by her parents, William Todd Smith Sr. and Olive Blanch Cuthrell Smith; first husband, Floyd Richard Bettes Sr.; sister, Delphia Eunice Lydick; bother, William Todd Smith Jr.; and daughter, Lorie Jo Brown.

She leaves behind four children and their spouses, Floyd Richard “Rich” Bettes Jr., and his wife, Kathy, Leslie Gail Kelley, and her husband, Randy, Todd Simpson Bettes, and his wife, Lynn, and Daniel Allan Brown, and his wife, Judi; five grandchildren, Daniel Patrick Brown, January Brown Nothe, Christine Cartell Bettes, Sarah Elizabeth Bettes and Timothy Joseph Bettes; and four great-grandchildren.

She spent all of her life actively involved in the Methodist church. She worked as church secretary and later concentrated on raising her family. She was extremely passionate about both. She enjoyed traveling, reading, music and art. Olive, like her older brother, although very humble, was quite an artist. Most of all, she enjoyed laughing, and spending time with family and friends. She will be remembered by her one-of-a-kind character and charm, her compassion, unconditional love and kindness, her magical hugs and her wonderful spirit. Her profound love of family, friends and God defined the angel heaven has gained.

A funeral service will be held at 2 p.m., Thursday, Nov, 14, at St. Paul’s United Methodist Church in Carolina Beach with the Rev. Shawn Blackwelder officiating. Prior to the service, the family will receive friends from 1 p.m. until the service hour.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be sent to the Alzheimer’s Association.

Share online condolences with the family at Andrews Mortuary & Crematory.

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