Jennifer Vinson Brown

Born in Nashville, TN on February 12, 1967

Departed on January 6, 2019 and resided in Goodlettsville, TN

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After a hard fought battle with cancer, Dr. Jennifer Vinson Brown, age 51, peacefully slipped into heavenly rest with her family by her side at her home on Sunday, January 6, 2019. She is preceded in death by her father, Donald Vinson. Survived by her devoted and wonderful husband of 29 years, Lyndon Brown; daughter, Hannah Brown; mother, Patty Vinson; sisters DeShawn (Steve) McDonald and Donna (Sherrel) Phelps; brother, Samuel (Carrie) Vinson. Jennifer was born in Rockfield, Kentucky and resided in the Shackle Island Community for over 30 years. Jennifer was a follower of Jesus Christ and a member at Long Hollow Baptist Church. Her relationship with Christ was evident in the way she loved her husband and daughter, served as a Sunday School teacher for countless years, and how she led in her role as Deputy Director of Sumner County Schools. Jennifer’s accomplishments include obtaining an Architectural Engineering Degree from WKU, an Elementary Education degree from TSU, a Master of Education degree from Trevecca, and her Doctorate of Education from David Lipscomb. One of her numerous achievements while working at Sumner County Board of Education was being awarded Supervisor of the Year from Tennessee’s Department of Education. Visitation will be held at Long Hollow Baptist Church on Tuesday, January 8, 2019, from 1:00pm – 8:00pm and Wednesday, January 9, 2019, from 11:00am until the service at 1:00pm at the church. Her nephews will serve as Active Pallbearers, and Honorary Pallbearers will be the Instruction Department and Lead Educators of Sumner County Schools. Interment will follow at Beech Cemetery in Hendersonville, Tennessee.

14 Comments to PhD Jennifer Vinson Brown

  1. Frances Whobrey
    January 6, 2019 7:23 pm

    Patti and family,
    I want all of you to know that my prayers are with you at this time , God’s took a beautiful person so that she won’t suffer no more. I know that she will be missed by all but all the memories can never be taken from you.
    With My Love,
    Fran

  2. Wanda Thomason "Polly"
    January 6, 2019 10:05 pm

    Patti and all of Jennifer’s family, you’ll are all in our prayers for peace & comfort for now & the days to come. Love & hugs, Leslie & Polly Thomason

  3. Roy and Rita Barks
    January 7, 2019 11:39 am

    Roy and I are very sad to hear of Jennifer’s earthly death, but we know that Doc and she are celebrating in heaven. Patti, we love you and your family, and we will continue to lift you and your family up in prayer.

  4. Theresa Levatino
    January 7, 2019 11:40 am

    Jennifer was a sweet soul. I had the privilege of working with her at Watt Hardison. Elementary for a semester. My sincerest condolences to her family.

  5. Sue addington
    January 7, 2019 1:21 pm

    Patty, you and your family are in my prayers today. Even when you think you’re prepared, the death of a loved one is still a shock. Just know that I care and love you , and am praying that God wraps his loving arms around you and your family!

  6. Penny Bowers
    January 7, 2019 2:20 pm

    Jennifer fought a long hard fight and finally found her way to a better place.

  7. Paula Shannon
    January 7, 2019 7:30 pm

    I was at Watt Hardison Elem with Jennifer many years ago. Sorry for your loss.

  8. Julie Crousore
    January 7, 2019 9:31 pm

    Patti, I am so sorry to hear of Jennifer’s death. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family today and all the days to come. Julie

  9. Matlock family
    January 8, 2019 5:32 pm

    We are so truly sorry for the loss of Jennifer. Our loving Creator wants to comfort you with his promise that he makes through his son, Jesus, who states, “Do not be amazed at this, for the hour is coming in which all those in the memorial tombs will hear his voice and come out”, and, “For just as the Father raises the dead up and makes them alive, so the Son also makes alive whomever he wants to.” (John 5:28,29,21) May this promise of life again bring you comfort and hope.

  10. Fiona Matlock
    January 8, 2019 5:34 pm

    We are so truly sorry for the loss of Jennifer. Our loving Creator wants to comfort you with his promise that he makes through his son, Jesus, who states, “Do not be amazed at this, for the hour is coming in which all those in the memorial tombs will hear his voice and come out”, and, “For just as the Father raises the dead up and makes them alive, so the Son also makes alive whomever he wants to.” (John 5:28,29,21) May this promise of life again bring you comfort and hope.

  11. Theresa E Dowell-Fuqua
    January 8, 2019 8:37 pm

    What a beautiful lady inside and out. Please know that my thoughts and prayers are with you as I remember Dr. Brown and all that she did to support and grow Sumner County Schools. Along with the professional tasks that were called for with her job, she took the time to make a personal investment in getting to know the people she worked with over the years. It has been an honor and a privilege to work for this sweet lady.

    May God give you strength and peace.

  12. anne vanover
    January 9, 2019 2:48 pm

    I was so lucky to get a chance to work in the same school with Jennifer for a few years. She was a friendly, polite, talented, intelligent and thoughtful person. She will be missed

  13. Danny kizet
    January 11, 2019 9:05 am

    Lyndon I’m so sorry for your loss.

  14. Ken and Linda Becker
    January 11, 2019 11:17 pm

    Lyndon, Hannah, and Family: Ken and I are so very sorry for the earthly loss of Jennifer. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this most difficult time and for the adjustment days to come. Jennifer was a wonderful person, educator, and positive supporter of so many facets in the educational system. She was truly dedicated to education and student achievement. I was so fortunate to have had the opportunity to work with Jennifer at Central Office. She will definitely be missed but her accomplishments and memories will live forever. We are sending our love to you and your family.

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