Obituary: Christina Lee Brown

November 28, 1946 – March 15, 2023

Christina Lee Brown, 76, of Mitchell, passed away Wednesday, March 15, 2023, at White River Lodge in Bedford.

Born November 28, 1946, in Lawrence County, she was the daughter of Harry Hardin “Sonny” Jr. and Sheila Loraine (Carroll) Dorsett.  Christina married Larry Thomas Brown on January 23, 1965, and he survives.  They were married for 58 years.

Christina was a 1964 graduate of Mitchell High School.  She started working as a library aide at Mitchell Community Schools in 1976 and became the Extracurricular Activity Treasurer in 1984; retiring in 2015 after 31 years.  Christina was known for her cooking and catering.  Cooking was her love language and she made hundreds of persimmon puddings over her lifetime.  Christina had a servant’s heart and gave to everybody.  She never met a stranger.  Christina was a member of Bonds Chapel and was the most dedicated Christian woman.

Surviving are her husband, Larry Thomas Brown of Mitchell; children, Melissa Ann (Steven) Deer of Knoxville, Tennessee, and Rebecca Lynn Mason of Mitchell; grandchildren, Joshua David (Katie) Deer, Nathan Daniel Deer, Cole Thomas Mason, and Logan Patrick Mason; Great-granddaughter, Eliza Rose Deer; and brother, Kippie Joe (Vanessa) Dorsett of Mitchell.

Her parents and brother, Harry Clinton “Butch” Dorsett, preceded her in death.

The funeral service will be at 11:00 a.m. Monday, March 20, at Bonds Chapel with Reverend Robert Martindale officiating.  The burial will be in Spice Valley Cemetery.

The family will receive friends from 2:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. Sunday at Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center and from 10:00 a.m. until the service on Monday at Bonds Chapel.

Memorial gifts can be made in Christina’s memory to Bonds Chapel.

“God is good all the time.  All the time God is good.”

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