Brown, Wilma "Jean" Ray (Rock Spring)

Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Wilma “Jean” Ray Brown, 73, of Rock Spring, passed away Tuesday, Nov. 7, 2017. She was born in Rome, Georgia to the late Charlie Allen and Nancy Belle Fleming Ray. She was a homemaker and had also worked for Ronile Yarn Mill and Auto Custom Carpet. She was of the Baptist faith and enjoyed crocheting, sewing and most of all spending time with her grandchildren and great-niece, being Jean Jean to her.

Along with her parents, she is preceded in death by her son: Kenneth Wayne Brown II and daughter: Wilma Denise Brown.

She is survived by her children: Angela Brown of Kalispell, Mt., Kimberly Brown of Rock Spring, Amy (Wade) Kent of Brewton, Al.; former husband: Kenneth Wayne Brown of Rock Spring; sisters: Nancy Marie Green of Summerville, Ga., Margaret Aline White, Patricia Lynnelle Sosebee, Bobbie Sue Railey and Cheryl Anita Parham, all of LaFayette, Pamela Ann Sosebee of Rossville; brother: David Allen Ray of LaFayette; grandchildren: Hannah (Jonathan) Moretz and Dalton Kent; several nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends Thursday, Nov. 9 from 4-9 p.m. and Friday morning after 11 am until the funeral. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Friday, Nov. 10 in the chapel with Pastor Mike Angel officiating. Burial will be at LaFayette City Cemetery.

Flowers will be accepted or memorial donations may be made to the Hope Lodge at 2008 Charlotte Ave., Nashville, Tn. 37203.

Arrangements by Wilson Funeral Homes – LaFayette Chapel. Online guestbook at

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