Mary S. Hollingsworth Brown

Feb 11, 2019
Brown, Mary news


11:00 a.m., Wednesday, February 20, 2019 at Union Missionary Baptist Church, 209 Jackson St., Waterloo, IA.


9:30am until service time on Wednesday, February 20, 2019, at Union Baptist Church. 


Garden of Memories Cemetery, Waterloo


May be directed to the family or the Shilliam Church of God in Christ, 307 Shilliam Ave., Waterloo, IA 50703.


Mary S. (Hollingsworth) Brown, 78 of Waterloo, died at the UPH – Allen Memorial Hospital on February 11, 2019.  She was born January 2, 1941 in Waterloo, Iowa, daughter of John T. and Roxie (Hillard) Hollingsworth. She married Percy L. Brown on October 1, 1956 in Waterloo.  Mary was a foster parent for over 20 years. She was a member of the Shilliam Ave. Church of God in Christ where she served on many auxiliaries. 

Mary is survived by her husband, Percy L. Brown, Sr. Waterloo. Three children: Percy L. Brown, Jr., of Triangle, VA; Dr. Jeanette Brown‑Higgins of Conyers, GA and Jaclyn Brown of Waterloo, IA; twelve grandchildren; and fourteen great grandchildren.                       

She is preceded in death by her son, Dennis J. Brown; two daughters, Mary E. Brown & Annette Jenkins. Five sisters: Dora Polk, Lora Smith, AlmaJean Kennerly, Mildred Taylor and Bette Mitchell.

Two brothers, James W. Hollingsworth and John Hollingsworth.

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  1. Virginia Hollins-Davidson | Feb 19, 2019

    Dear Percy, Percy, Jr., Jeanette, Jackie, grands, great grands, and all extended family,

    My heart is with you all upon the loss of Mary in the form with which we are familiar. 

    However, my vision is that Royalty took her by the hand, healed her and ushered her into their presence and into the company of others she knew well for a holy reunion: singing, dancing, testifying, and laughing with others she knows and loves.

    With you in prayer and sending you hugs and love,


    Virginia Hollins-Davidson for the Hollins family

  2. Pastor Raymond V. Burt Sr | Feb 14, 2019
    My Condolences to the family of Aunt Mary. We are praying for God's comfort and  peace throughout this difficult time. Remember Earth has no sorrow that Heaven cannot heal.  
  3. Etienne Thomas | Feb 13, 2019
     Uncle Percy,  Percy Jr, Jeanette,  Jackie,  BreAnne, Lizzy, JJ, Dennis-Thoughts and prayers are with each of you from your family in Kentucky.  We loved Aunt Mary and are thankful to have shared so many memories with her over the many years and with each of you.  The days at the Shop were some of my earliest memories, but the recent ones where we became direct message and text buddies will be everlasting.  Praying for comfort and reflection for each of you.  We love you, Byron, Etienne, Sydney and Jermaine
  4. Rev Shirley Smith Burt | Feb 12, 2019
    I Thessalonians 4:13-18/see vs 16 ) For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout,  with the voice of the archangel,  and with the trump of God: and the dead in Christ shall rise first : vs 17)Then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air: and so shall we ever be with the Lord. vs 18) Wherefore comfort one another with these words.  " I'm  praying for you all. And love you Uncle Percy,  Jeanette,  Percy Jr,  Jackie,  BreAnne, Lizzy, Brent Jr, Dennis, and all the grands & great-grands.

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