McMinnville resident and Warren County native Gaynell Grayson Brown, 73, was born Aug. 26, 1938 and died March 30 at her residence following an extended illness.
A retired housekeeper with Raintree Manor Nursing Home and member of East End Drive Church of Christ, she was the daughter of the late Alex and Ethel Buchannon Grayson. She was married to Gordon Brown, who preceded her in death. In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by sisters, Ruth Cope, Jackie Roberts, Beatrice Savage, Ollie Mae Locke, Margaret Lyons and Bell Shanklin and brother, David Grayson.
She is survived by one daughter, Jennifer Crisp of McMinnville; two grandsons, Donald Lemar (Emily) Crisp of Murfreesboro, and Heath Crisp of McMinnville; granddaughter, Tasha (Nathan) Reagan of McMinnville; two great-granddaughters and five great-grandsons; sister, Carrie Winton of California; dedicated sister, Magnolia (Harold) Solomon of McMinnville; sister, Ozzie Grayson of McMinnville; several nieces and nephews including special nieces, Gail Locke and Hardenia Locke; brother-in-law, Floyd Shanklin of Indianapolis, Ind.; special friends, Martha Womack and Johnnie Sue Carr and many other close friends.
Funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday at High’s Chapel with Bro. Phillip Smith Jr. and Bro. George King Jr. officiating. Burial will follow at Leesburg Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 5:30 p.m. until 6:30 p.m. Tuesday in High’s Chapel.
(McMinnville, Tenn.) April 1, 2012