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Thelma Mae Risner Brown

Thelma Mae Risner Brown
Thelma Mae Risner Brown, 88, of Killen, AL passed away Wednesday, October 5, 2022.
She was a native of Wayne and Lawrence counties in Tennessee. She lived in Killen, Alabama for over 40 years. She was a member of Trinity Baptist Church in Killen. She was a devoted pastor’s wife and married for 52 years. She loved her church family and children. She taught Sunday School, played the piano and sang in church.
She was preceded in death by her husband: James F. Brown; son: James F. Brown, Jr.; daughter: Cathy K. Benedict; grandson: Cody Benedict; granddaughter: Melaina Brown; parents: Charles and Ruby Risner; sister: Ava Jones; and brothers: Joel, Doyle, and Daniel Risner.
She is survived by her sons: Mark W. Brown (Tammy) of Rogersville, AL and Patrick D. Brown of Killen, AL; brother: Eual Risner of Collinwood, TN; sisters: Wanda Risner, Evelyn Hyde, Teresa Fisher Risner of Lawrenceburg, TN, and Glenda Lamar of Las Vegas, NV; grandchildren: Collin, Brady, Luke, Kimberly, Matthew, Jimmy, Tabitha, Brandice, and Charity; and six great-grandchildren.
Funeral services for Thelma Mae Risner Brown were held at Greenview Funeral Home at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, October 8, 2022 with Rev. Ronnie Jones and Rev. Robert Clark officiating. Burial followed at Greenview Memorial Park. An online guest book may be signed at
The family would like to extend a special thank you to Cedar View Assisted Living and Lauderdale Christian Nursing Home staff family; Dr. David Bachofer, Dr. Mike McLeary and Dr. Saquib Anjum. Words can’t express our gratitude for their care and compassion.

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