Mary Lee Ralph Brown

Born in Sumner County, TN on February 2, 1928

Departed on February 18, 2018 and resided in Goodlettsville, TN

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Mary Lee Ralph Brown, Age 90, of Goodlettsville, TN peacefully slipped into heavenly rest on February 18, 2018. She is preceded in death by her husband of 63 years, Bethel; parents, Tyree and Ozie Ralph; grandson, Reed Chamberlain; sisters, Betty Sue Black, Margie Christine Goats and brothers, T.W. Ralph and Don Henry Ralph. She is survived by five children – Larry (Cheryl) Brown, Linda (Jimmy) Edwards, Lynette (Terry) Chamberlain, Lesia (Rodney) McCall and Lyndon (Jennifer) Brown. Twelve grandchildren – Phillip (Nicole) Brown, Allison (Jason) Geer, Grant (Ashley) Edwards, Bethany (Matt) Hudson, Rex (Natalie) Chamberlain, Reece (Kimber) Chamberlain, Ryne (Ashlan) Chamberlain, Rob (Bayleigh) Chamberlain, Tyler (Abbey) Brown, Seth Brown, Katlyn Brown and Hannah Brown. Eight great grandchildren – Cory Brown, Cara Brown, Hudson Geer, Ava Hayes Geer, Grady Edwards, Garrett Edwards, Gunner Edwards, Abbie Hudson, Bo Hudson and Elijah Chamberlain. Also survived by sister – Doris (Bill) Dean; brother – David Ralph; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law; Shirley Ralph, Frank Pflueger, Bobby Brown, Aaron & Connie Brown. She was born and raised in the Shackle Island Community. She was a homemaker who with her husband raised their five children. She was a school substitute teacher for 40 years. She was a member of the Eastern Star. She was a Children Sunday School teacher for many years. Presently a member of Goodlettsville First Baptist Church. She will always be remembered by those who knew her for her kindness and love for them. She was a loving wife, mother and great grandmother. Her most cherished memories are those with her family and the loved they shared. More than all was her love for her Lord and Savior. Special thanks to Willowbrook Home Health & Hospice, caregivers Lori Jaeckel, Teresa Hoel and Sabrina Bowman who helped her family care for her at home. The family will receive friends at Cole & Garrett Funeral Home in Goodlettsville, Wednesday from 2 – 8 PM. A Life Celebration Service will be held Thursday at 11 AM at Goodlettsville First Baptist Church with visitation from 9 – 11 AM. Interment will follow at Beech Cemetery. Her grandsons will be the active pallbearers.

5 Comments to Mary Lee Ralph Brown

  1. Clifford and Jennifer Brown, Sr.
    February 19, 2018 5:47 pm

    Aunt Mary Lee will be missed dearly. An Angel to us all. You always shined bright with your smile and conversations. We send our prayers up for the family. We will always remember you and uncle Bethel too, (who married us 38 years ago. Forever in our 💓

  2. Flo White
    February 19, 2018 5:49 pm

    Wonderful picture of a wonderful person. There will always be a place in my heart for her. Your family could
    not have asked for a better Christian example in how she lived, loved and cared for her very large family.
    Mary Lee loved all and is loved by all.. It is a blessing to count her as my friend.

  3. Carolyn Head
    February 19, 2018 9:50 pm

    May your special memories you cherish bring you peace and comfort during this difficult time. My prayers go up for you. May you feel God’s presence so very near.

  4. Dan Bloodworth
    February 21, 2018 5:23 pm

    TO A VERY Special LADY FILLED WITH LOVE AND GUIDANCE TO EVERYONE SHE MET AND A CARING TEACHER THAT OUR SCHOOLS WILL NEVER BE Able To REPLACED. We will all miss her till we meet on The other side.

  5. Diane Elizer Kizer
    February 22, 2018 2:24 pm

    I was Ill and couldn’t get ti visit. Mrs Maryl Lee was such s wonderful woman I have known her all my life and her kindness and love to others was always evident from her actions and words. Care for and attention to others. I actually lived beside her mama st Pheasant Run Apt years ago. She was fun too i. It must have run in the family. Then she married Bethel and had a big fun family! I know how you will miss her. She and mama were friends and she’s just been gone 4 years. I still miss her. I will miss Mrs Mary Kee too. In sympathy and love

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