Brown, Ethel Hebron
Mrs. Ethel Yvonne Brown left this life on earth on March 22, 2021 at the New River Valley Regional Center. She was surrounded by her loving family.
Mrs. Brown was a proud life long resident of Pulaski Virginia. As a child she attended Calfee Elementary Training School in Pulaski and graduated from beloved Christiansburg Industrial Institute, Christiansburg, Va., in 1954. Mrs. Brown, ”Yvonne” loved working people and specifically young people, whom she always said “were our future.” As a young woman, she was a Brownie Scout Leader at Calfee Elementary Training School in the 1950’s. She also ran the summer play ground program held in north Pulaski, for the Town of Pulaski in the 1960’s.
Yvonne was also a proud member of The Colored Woman’s Club, Junior Women’s Civic Club, The District #24 Tri – Community Chapter, #238 Order of The Eastern Star of Virginia. Yvonne was also a long-time active member of the Democratic Party locally and on the state level. She was also a Lifetime Member of the NAACP where she worked with both the youth groups and strategic planning committees. Yvonne was employed by Jefferson Mills, Radford Arsenal, Klopman Mills and the Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department as a deputy until she retired.
As a young child Yvonne became a member of Clark’s Chapel Methodist Church, which is now Randolph Avenue United Methodist Church, working as an usher and member of The United Methodist Women.
Those preceding Yvonne in death are her mother Margret Lee, her father Eck Hebron, sisters: Ethel Louise Hebron Simmons, Joyce Mae Anderson, brothers: Douglas Adolph Hebron and Aaron Anderson.
Yvonne leaves to cherish her memory, husband and true-life partner of 64 years, as she fondly and sincerely refers to as her “Bread & Butter” Daniel R. Brown Sr., son, Daniel R. Brown Jr., of Suffolk Va., daughter, Denise Renee Brown, of Virginia Beach Va.
Sisters: Annette Anderson of Christiansburg, Va., Beatrice Bullock of Richmond, Va., Julia Turner of Richmond, Va., and Patricia (Fred) Poole of Pulaski, Va.
Brother: Marvin Lee of Pulaski Va.
Grand Children: Ayana Danielle Brown, Iman Nichelle Brown, Eshae Jenelle Brown
Great Grand Children: Zaymorin Hardy, Zy’Aire Hale, Zalia Hale and Norman Harrison.
Mrs. Brown is also survived by a number of cousins, nieces and nephews.
For every person who referred to our mother as ‘Momma’ and/or “Momma Brown” we the Brown family love you and we’re extremely thankful on how you impacted our mother’s life as well as how she may have impacted your life! She loved people regardless of one’s color and she loved Pulaski VA.
Funeral services will be held Friday, March 26th at 1pm from the Stevens Funeral Home Chapel with the Family receiving friends from noon to the service hour. Burial will follow in the Southwest Virginia Veterans Cemetery Dublin, VA. Arrangements are by Stevens Funeral Home, Pulaski.