Ruthie Brown

Ruthie Brown, 77, of Magnolia, died Wednesday, July 20, 2022, at Magnolia Regional Medical Center. Ruthie was the daughter of the late Scipio and the late Mary Elizabeth Mixon Dread.  Ruthie was lifelong Christian, and member of the New Zion Missionary Baptist Church. She professed her faith and was baptized at the tender age of eight years.  

Ruthie was a natural caregiver, and she spent her life in the service of caring for others.  She cared for those who could no longer care for themselves within the nursing home system for over forty years prior to her retirement.  But the caring didn't stop there.  Her door was always open to anyone and everyone who had a need.  Even the stray animals in the neighborhood seemed to know that the person who lived in her house was kind and loving, and that there, they would be safe.

She was preceded in death by one of her daughters, Nattline Claiborne and one of her sisters, Bernice Smith.

She leaves, cherishing every memory of her, three sons: Samuel Brown, Charles Brown, and Ozunder Brown, three daughters: Connie Dread, Loretta Wheeler, and Cherie Brown, eleven grandchildren, sixteen great-grandchildren, one brother: Robert "Doc" Dread,  one sister: Ruthie Sharp and a host of other relatives and friends.