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Edna S. Brown




Edna S. Brown, 99, of Lewisburg was called home for eternal rest with God on Friday, October 16, 2020.

She was born in Lewisburg on March 28, 1921 to the late Janie Knight Haynes and Hubert Haynes.

Edna was a graduate of Bolling High School, where she later served as President of the Bolling Alumni Association and was retired from Greenbrier East High School after 20 years of service. She was a lifelong member of John Wesley United Methodist Church, where she contributed in many ways, such as United Methodist Women, Communion Steward, Meal Chairman, and coordinator for church dinners and celebration and serving on various committees and fundraisers. As a child of God, she was a faithful member. Her greatest love in life was her family.

Other than her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Robert L. Brown; two sons, Dwain Swann and Michael Swann; siblings, William Haynes and Mary Bell of New Haven, CT, Martha (Pinckney) Nelson, Lewisburg, and Elizabeth (Earl) Smith, Mt Hope.

Surviving include children, James N. Swann, IV, Roanoke, VA, Rhonda Gordon, Charlotte, NC, Donna Swann, Lewisburg, Rick Brown and Zina Brown, her “favorite” daughter-in-law, Lowmoor, VA; two sisters, Ethel Ralls and Alice Horner, Hamden, CT; best friend, Neva Jo Gordon of Lewisburg; nine grandchildren; several great-grandchildren and great-great grandchildren; and nieces and nephews.

Funeral Service are scheduled for Friday, October 23, 2020 at 2 p.m. at John Wesley United Methodist Church with Pastor Eugene Fullen officiating. Burial will follow at the Greenbrier Memorial Gardens.

Due to current Covid-19 protocol, masks will be required for service.

Please send online condolences by visiting

Wallace & Wallace Funeral Home in Lewisburg is in charge of arrangements.

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