“I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith: Henceforth there is laid up for me a crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous judge shall give me at that day: and not to me only, but unto all them also that love his appearing.”
2 Timothy 4: 7-8
Mrs. Doris Ann Brown was called to eternal rest on Wednesday April 26, 2023, at Prisma Health Hospital in Columbia, S.C. Doris was born on April 30, 1947, to the late Reverend Hassie Gerald and the late Mother Essie Gerald.
Doris was educated in the public schools of Marion County. She was a proud member of the Palmetto High School graduating class of 1966. Doris also studied at Baylor University. She was an invaluable employee working at Palmetto Junior High School for over 25 years.
Early in life, Doris accepted Jesus Christ as her personal Lord and Savior attending New Hope Holiness Church most of her life; serving as Secretary for several years. Doris was a member of the phenomenal singing group The Gerald Sisters. Doris and her sisters toured the country for over two decades singing and spreading the gospel of Jesus. Doris was not only an outstandingsinger but a stellar songwriter writing many songs for the group. Doris loved life and enjoyed shopping the day away after retirement.
In addition to her loving parents, her husband Sylvester Brown, her brothers Gary (Emma Jean) Gerald, O’Neal (Fronnie) Gerald, Aubrey (Lucille) Gerald, Carel (Mabel) Gerald, all preceded her in death.
She leaves to cherish fond memories, her daughters Tiffaney (Derrick) Brown and Ashelee (Tony) Brown. Her beloved grandchildren, Kennedi Muldrow, Peyton Robinson, JoshuaBrewington, Dylan Brown, and Logan Brown. Her sisters, Miriam Gerald, Linda Gerald, and Betty Gerald-Dukes. Her nephews Kevin Gerald and Jeremy Dukes. Her great niece Na’Kevia Gerald and great nephew Kevin Gerald, Jr. and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives, and close friends
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