Georgia Ann Brown, born February 22, 1930, down in the hollers of Kentucky, lived a life of strength, perseverance, and generosity, reflecting the love of her Savior to all she knew. She passed away in Nampa on March 25, 2021.
Born to Lace and Octavia Pauley, she was the third of seven siblings: Anna Marie, Hazel, Dave, Katherine, Wayne, and Estell. At a young age, Georgia gave her life to Jesus and was baptized in the Tug River. This decision changed the trajectory of her life and helped break cycles of generational abuse. As a teenager and, again as a young mother, Georgia twice survived polio and thrived despite all medical predictions otherwise.
In 1949, Georgia met and married Jim Brown, and everything changed. Together, they built a family and moved West, starting out with little more than the clothes on their backs. Janet, Pam, Lynda, and Tom were their greatest treasures. Grandkids, followed by great-grandkids, only made the treasure-chest grow. Yet, Jim and Georgia’s home provided shelter and strength for countless more. She was the glue that held her family together.
Whether working in the home, sewing, or managing rentals and businesses with Jim, Georgia never lost sight of opportunities to love others sacrificially with hopes of pointing them to Christ. She had the unique gift of making each person feel like the most important in the whole world. A 58-year resident of Vallejo, member of Vallejo First Church of the Nazarene, relentless prayer warrior, lover of dessert, Mr. Lincoln roses, and Lake Tahoe, she leaves a cavernous void in the hearts of those who know and love her.
Those left to carry on Georgia’s legacy include daughters, Janet (Darrell) McClure, and Lynda (Lloyd) Cartwright, son, James Thomas, a host of grandchildren and great-grandchildren, and countless nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by husband Jim and daughter Pam (Jim) Rouse.
A memorial service will be held on Thursday, April 1 at 2:00 p.m. at Nampa (Idaho) First Church of the Nazarene, 601 16th Ave. So. There will be a viewing and visitation at the Nampa Funeral Home, Yraguen Chapel, 415 12th Ave. So. on Thursday morning from 9:30 to 10 AM. Interment will be held at the Idaho State Veterans Cemetery in Boise at 11 AM. In lieu of flowers, donations preferred to Vallejo, California First Church of the Nazarene, 929 Amador St., Vallejo, CA 94590. An online guest book is available at www.nampafuneralhome.com
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