Brown, Eloise Taylor

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On September 27, 2022, Mary Eloise Taylor Brown, 93, celebrated and rejoiced as she joined her Heavenly Father, her husband, John Marzell “Merk” Brown and her sons, Thomas “Tommy” Everette Brown and William “Billy” Kenneth Brown.

Eloise was born on July 9, 1929, to Marvin Everett and Effie Farmer Taylor in the City of Radford, where she proudly remained her entire life. Eloise was the eldest of five children: Irene Byrd, Norma Jean Graves, Jerry Taylor and Sharon Taylor.

Eloise was a beloved wife, mother, sister and a very special granny. Those left to cherish her memory and laugh while telling granny stories are her grandsons Eric Martin and wife Lee Ann, and Thomas James Brown; sister Sharon Taylor; and many nieces, nephews and friends.

Eloise faithfully worshipped and served at the Church of God of Prophecy for many years until she was unable to physically attend. Eloise loved reading her Bible, working puzzles, gardening, watching birds, attending all family gatherings, and toodling around the City of Radford with her sister, Norma Jean.

For all who knew Eloise, whether you called her Mary or Eloise; knew that this 4 foot spit fire loved her family as fiercely as she protected and defended them. While she loved her family, extended family and her church family; there was no one that could or would ever compare to her special grandson, Eric.

Eloise spent her last six years at the Radford Health and Rehab Center. While there, she enjoyed playing BINGO, getting fresh air on the “front porch” while appreciating the grounds and also watching tv especially Westerns. The family would like to extend their respect and gratitude to all the staff of Radford Health and Rehab Center. They will forever be grateful on behalf of The Captain for the genuine love, care and patience of Casey Shaffner, her #2.

The family would like to thank Jessie and the rest of the staff at Intrepid Hospice for the understanding, care and respect shown to the family during Eloise’s transition to her Heavenly, Forever home.

The family will receive friends from 1 until 2 p.m. on Friday, September 30, 2022, at the Mullins Funeral Home in Radford. Funeral services will begin at 2 p.m. with Pastor Zane Cox and Pastor Tom Warren officiating. Interment will follow in the Mountain View Cemetery in Pulaski County.

While flowers are welcome, donations to the Church of God of Prophecy, Radford, would be a wonderful sentiment, also.

The Brown family is in the care of Mullins Funeral Home & Crematory in Radford.