Muriel Nadine Hope Younglove Brown, 90, originally of New Jersey, died Feb. 11.
She was born April 11, 1921 to William E. and Claire Nadine Hope of New York City and graduated from Plainfieled High School in New Jersey. Her first job was in Staten Island working as a telephone operator during World War II. She married Robert Seward Younglove in April 1945 and they lived in upstate New York and other locations prior to moving to McMinnville in 1968.
She worked at Triangle Nursery for 15 years after raising her children and was an active member of First Baptist Church where she was a Sunday School teacher, Acteen’s leader, choir member and helped begin the Reflectors senior program. She also made a mission trip to Venezuela.
In 1993, after 21 years as a widow, she married Gideon Brown from Lucedale, Ms., where she moved and became involved in the community. She moved to High Point, N.C., to live with her eldest daughter in 2004. She spent her final days in Maryfield Nursing Home.
She was preceded in death by her first husband, Robert Younglove in 1971, her second husband, Gideon Brown in 2008 and son, Michael Paul Younglove in 2011.
She is survived by children, Judith Younglove Patterson and husband Alan of High Point, N.C., Robert David Younglove and wife Kay of Atlanta, Ga., Jeffery Alan Younglove and wife Tammy of Bowling Green, Ky., and Lori Younglove Marsh and husband Jeff of Knoxville; daughter-in-law, Evelyn Roberts Younglove of McMinnville; 12 grandchildren, three step-grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren with one more on the way, and one step-great-granddaughter. She was a woman of strong faith, who is remembered for her kindness and thoughtfulness.
A gathering of friends will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday at Emerywood Baptist Church in High Point. A local gathering will be held from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday at McMinnville First Baptist Church. Burial of remains will follow at Gardens of Memory Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting donations be made in honor of her eldest granddaughter, Tracy Patterson Lubsen and husband Eric, who will be returning to serve in Germany in August with the International Mission Board. Make donations payable to Emerywood Baptist Church in her memory at 1300 Country Club Drive, High Point, N.C., 27262.
(McMinnville, Tenn.) April 20, 2012