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Carol Ann Brown, age 73, of Lillington passed peacefully surrounded by family on November 25, 2018. She was born as Carol Ann Ray on February 13, 1945 in St. Neots, England to Thomas and Doreen Benham Ray. She had three sons with Charles Byrd; Jimmy, Chuck and Johnny. She married her loving husband Dwight Brown on December 20, 1983 in Harnett County. She retired from Farmers Gas, after working many years as a loyal employee.
Carol had a passion for gardening, cooking, and old Westerns. You could often find her sitting on her front porch admiring the wildlife or piddling away in her garden. She showed dedication and admiration for all things that she did. She was known for her fervent love for her family, and her compassion and kindness towards everyone she met. She always brought her can-do attitude, and she didn’t face a challenge she wasn’t able to overcome. She will be genuinely missed by all those lives she touched.
Carol was preceded in death by her father, Thomas, her mother Doreen, 2 brothers, Johnny and Tommy Ray. She is survived by her husband Dwight Brown, her three sons, Jimmy Byrd (Gwen), Chuck Byrd (Gina) and Johnny Byrd (Lori), her grandchildren, Heather (Carlton), Hunter, Aaron, Kayla (Caleb), Levi, Madison, Maggie, Adam, Ryan, Grayson, Josh and Jake. She also leaves behind numerous other family members and friends.
A graveside service will be held at Antioch Baptist Church Cemetery on Thursday, November 29, 2018 at 2:00 PM. Family and friends are welcome at the church fellowship hall afterwards.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to St. Jude Children’s Hospital.