Nita P. Brown

Published 12:01 pm Monday, December 4, 2023

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COLERAIN – Nita Parker Brown passed away December 2nd, 2023, with her family by her side in the home where she lived for over 70 years. She was a lovely soul treasured by many. The world is a better place because of her.

Nita was known for her gentle spirit, grace, and genuine kindness. She was the last of her generation in both her family and her husband’s family. She was loved by many nieces and nephews. She was a caretaker for many during her life.

When her health allowed, she enjoyed being active in her church and working in her yard. She was a wonderful cook and was known for her carrot cake and angel biscuits. She made sure her home was always comfortable and welcoming for all.

Her spirit lives on in her family who strive to honor her example and continue her legacy.

Special thanks to her caregiver, Kiyomi Lewis and to special neighbors, Dee and Roy Worrells and Jay and Loretta Smith.

Nita is preceded in death by her father, Harry Parker; her mother, Nita Matthews Parker; her loving husband, Shirley Poe “Cutt” Brown; her sisters, Joan Parker and Joyce Lyon; her brother, Sonny Parker; her grandson, Gabriel May; and her daughter-in-law, Teresa Brown.

Nita leaves behind a legacy of love and cherished memories. She is survived by her son, Charlie Brown (Donna) of Virginia Beach, VA, and his children, Tonia Meade (Brian) of Shawboro, NC and Nate Brown (Rachael) of Virginia Beach, VA. Her daughters, Ginger Greene and husband, Billy of Winterville, NC, and their children, Lauren Goodwin (Eric) of Edenton, NC, and Eve Greene of Winterville, NC. Shirley Clark of Colerain, NC, and her children, Logan Clark (Kris) of Cary, NC, and Emma Kate Clark (Bryant) of Raleigh, NC. Nita is also survived by six great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews who loved her dearly.

A memorial service to honor Nita’s life will be held on Tuesday, December 5, 2023 at 1 p.m. at Garrett-Sykes Funeral Service of Ahoskie. The family will receive friends immediately following the service at the funeral home.

In Nita’s Honor, memorial donations can be made directly to Mars Hill Baptist Church at 1325 Meadow Road, Colerain, NC, 27924, or to the Trap Volunteer Fire Department at 1404 Meadow Road, Colerain, NC, 27924.

Garrett-Sykes Funeral Service of Ahoskie is serving the Brown family and online condolences may be directed to the family by visiting