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In the early morning hours of May 28, 2012, God called Grandma home. She was ready and answered Him quietly and peacefully.

Novella of Mathews, was preceded in death by her parents, Roland and Stella Hudgins; her husband, John Elton Brown, and a son, Bobby Brown.

She loved her children and leaves behind Mickey Brown (Barbara), Billy (Margie) and Wayne (Christy); a daughter-in-law, Dana Brown; a brother, Colie Hudgins (Tillie); 11 grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren.

The family received friends on Wednesday, May 30, from 7-8:30 p.m. at Foster-Faulkner Funeral Home, Mathews, Va. A funeral service will be held in the funeral home chapel on Thursday, May 31, at 11 a.m. with burial to follow in H. C. Smither Cemetery, Hudgins, Va.

Memorial donations may be made to the Mathews Volunteer Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 723, Mathews, Va. 23109 or to the charity of your choice.