In Memory

Patricia Dianne Norman (Brown)

Patricia Dianne Norman (Brown)

Born:  August 11, 1951

Died:  January 23, 2010

Dianne Brown, age 58, of Washington, Iowa died Saturday January 23, 2010 at her residence following a battle with cancer.

Celebration of life services were held at 1:00 pm Friday January 29, 2010 at Marion Avenue Baptist Church with Pastor Bobby Robertson officiating. Interment will take place at Elm Grove Cemetery in Washington.
Dianne was born on August 11, 1951 in Winston Salem, North Carolina the daughter of Dallas and Frances (Pope) Norman. She attended Sedge Garden Elementary School and graduated from East Forsythe High School in Kernersville, North Carolina. Dianne was united in marriage to Pastor Larry Brown on March 3, 1972 at the Gospel Light Baptist Church in Walkertown, North Carolina. She has been a resident of Washington, Iowa since 1973. Dianne was a homemaker. She was proud to be a pastor’s wife for 36 years and to have home schooled all 7 of her children.

Dianne was a member of Marion Avenue Baptist Church, where she was a Sunday School Teacher, organized the ladies meetings, sang in the choir, was a volunteer secretary, and helped with the church décor and decorations. She enjoyed gardening and tending her 10 acre yard. She enjoyed visiting Kalona where she would go to the bakery and country store with her family.

Dianne is survived by her husband, Pastor Larry Brown of Washington; daughter, Joanna Kobernat and husband Jeremy of Santa Clara, California; daughter, Sarah Leone and husband Mark of Kernersville, North Carolina; son, Daniel Brown and wife Monica and their daughter Tatum of Hot Springs, Arkansas; son, Joseph Brown and wife Charity of Washington; daughter, Rachel Wyatt and husband Jerry of Tanzania, East Africa; daughter, Rebecca Trieber and husband Tim of Santa Clara, California; daughter, Leah Brown of Washington; father, Dallas Norman of Kernersville, North Carolina; and one brother, Keith Norman and wife Pam of Kernersville, North Carolina.

She was preceded in death by her mother, Frances Pope Norman, infant son, David Larry Brown; two infant grandchildren; and one brother, Ray Norman
(Jones-Eden Funeral Home, Washington, Iowa; January 25,2010)

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01/25/10 09:35 AM #1    

Gayle Patterson (Cook)

So very sorry to hear about Dianne....she was such a sweet, loving girl.....I know she continued that legacy during her adult life with her family, friends and church congregation. She was a blessing to everyone she touched!

01/25/10 01:26 PM #2    

Vicky Flynn (Luffman)

To The Brown Family, Since learning that Dianne was very sick, I have checked the church website daily and felt relief to see that she was improving or sadness when the news wasn't so good. I have prayed for a miracle for Dianne and for the grace and courage she needed if a miracle was not the Lords will. Pastor Brown and Family, I have been praying for you all too and I will continue to do so as you cope with the loss of a wonderful wife and mother. What a day that will be when we will see Dianne again in Heaven with our Lord and Savior, JESUS CHRIST.

01/26/10 05:40 PM #3    

Sharon Gayle Southern (Carter)

I am so sorry to hear of Dianne's passing. I have wonderful memories of the friendship we had all during our school years, from Sedge Garden, Glenn, and then to East. She always had a kind and sweet spirit. I will miss her!

03/22/10 10:19 AM #4    

Donna Leigh Angel (McDaniel)

Dianne and I were born on the same day. In middle school, we celebrated birthdays together. I was so sorry to hear of her recent death. My heart goes out to her family. She was a wonderful person who loved the Lord with all her heart.

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