Official Obituary of

Hattie Beatrice (Madison) Brown

May 16, 1941 ~ March 19, 2024 (age 82) 82 Years Old

Hattie Brown Obituary

Mother Hattie Beatrice Madison Brown was born on May 16,1941 in McCormick, SC to the late Jack Madison, Sr. and Johnnie Mae Patterson Madison. She attended school locally and graduated from Mims High School. Over the years, she was employed at Abbeville Mills, Flexible Technology and Calvin Klein Manufacturing. Additionally, she was a master chef in the kitchen! She enjoyed cooking and baking cakes for family and friends. Everyone enjoyed Mother Brown’s cooking!

Mother Hattie Brown accepted our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ at an early age. She was inspired by the late church patriarch, Mother Janie Bell Lee, who loved her as a daughter and introduced her to Holiness. She joined St. Paul Church of God Holiness, under the late Elder Lewis Norman, where she dedicated her life to serving God and His people. Mother Brown was a virtuous woman, who worked willingly and tirelessly with her hands. She loved the Lord and demonstrated it by her faithfulness to church throughout her lifetime. Her talents were reflected in the many roles she played at St. Paul. Working with a spirit of love, grace and humility; she prioritized the church in her walk with Christ. She was the President of the Sunshine Band, President of Matron’s Christian League, Sunday School Teacher, Vacation Bible School Teacher, Rally Captain and Secretary of the Women Willing Workers. She LOVED the saints, both young and old! She was a giving person with a heart of gold.

While serving in the Lord’s House, she was also serving the Lord’s manservant at her residence. For many years, the home of Deacon and Mother Brown was the church parsonage. They both loved hosting the Pastor on the third weekends every month. A special room was prepared for the Pastor to stay, and they welcomed the Pastor’s family into their lovely home on Rockhouse Circle. Not only was it a place of comfort, but every menu was planned, cooked, and served by Mother Brown, who wanted only the best for her Pastor and his family. Many of the dinners were highlighted by fresh produce grown in the family garden and the choicest meats available. Over the years, Mother Brown even took the time to show her love for the Pastor and his family by preparing all types of food for them to take home and enjoy.

She was always accommodating, loving, caring and helpful to everyone she met. She served the community in numerous ways. One of her favorite activities was working with the Meals on Wheels program, with her husband, Deacon Bobby Brown. They loved and looked forward to greeting the seniors with a meal on Tuesdays.

Time and words are not adequate to mention all the works of Mother Brown. She will be greatly missed by the City of Abbeville, the saints of Abbeville and Greenwood, and everyone who knew her in the National Convention of the Churches of God Holiness.

Mother Hattie Brown had an unconditional love for her family. She was preceded in death by her loving husband Deacon Bobby Brown. They were married for 57 lovely years. She leaves to cherish her memory four children. Teresa Ann Brown, Timothy (Paige) Brown, Sheryl (Timothy) Aiken and Katrina (Harrison) Banks. She had a significant love for her granddaughter, Genna Brown. She is survived by six sisters: Mrs. Mattie (Earl) Cox, Rosetta (Raymond) Harris of Bridgeport CT, Catherine (Willie) Lee, Mary Madison and Martha (James) Jackson of Abbeville SC. Two sisters preceded her in death Ruth and Lula Mae Madison. Five brothers preceded her in death Jack (Geneva) Madison Jr., John Henry (Allie) Madison of Bridgeport CT, Robert Madison, Moses (Lindsey) Madison and Joseph (Ellen) Madison of Abbeville. Three grandchildren reared in home, Neemah Sheree Brown, Keanti Banks and Genna Brown. Ten grandchildren, fifteen great grandchildren, eight great, great grandchildren and host of nieces and nephews.

On March 19, 2024, Mother Brown answered the call of the Lord as a good and faithful servant after 82 years. She left behind her favorite scripture - Philippians 4:8 and her favorite song “Joybells” for the saints of St. Paul Abbeville and Bethlehem Greenwood who she loved fervently.

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Public Viewing
March 24, 2024

1:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Richie Funeral Home
205 Washington Street.
Abbeville, SC 29620

Funeral Service
March 25, 2024

12:00 PM
Saint Paul Church of God Holiness
412 Secession Avenue
Abbeville, SC 29620

Interment following funeral service
March 25, 2024

Forest Lawn Memory Gardens
2699 SC-72
Abbeville, SC 29620


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