Lola Fay Brown
July 7, 1950 – November 4, 2022
TIMBERLAKE – Lola Fay Brown 72, died Friday at home. She was born in Lenoir County to
the late Albert & Annie Sumner Watkins. Her family will remember her unique personality and
her love for her family. She was preceded in death by her husband, Nelson Brown, daughters,
Trina Brown and Deborah Braswell, adopted parents, Ralph & Mary Thornton Parrish, &
sisters, Cheryl Sumner and Linda Henderson.
She is survived by her children, Tammy Norris of Bailey, special son in law Jeff Norris of
Kenly, David L. Brown of Clayton, Dale Brown (Paula) of Henderson, Donald Brown (Jenny)
of Clayton, twin sister Gray Lee of Hillsborough, sisters, Connie, Gayle, Rita, Terry, Dale
Sumner (Wylma) of Virginia, Donnie Sumner, stepmother, Ann Sumner, 11 grandchildren, 12 great grandchildren, 19
nieces & nephews, 40 great nieces & nephews, special nephew, Robert Anthony, special nieces,
Kippy Woodlief & Dawn Gordon. She is also survived by her special fur baby, Gizzie.
Graveside funeral service 2 pm, Tuesday, Gethsemane Memorial Gardens.
Arrangements are with Strickland Funeral Home & Crematory, 211 W. Third St, Wendell.