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Rose Lee Williams Brown

December 7, 1938 — March 5, 2023

Fort Pierce

Rose Lee Williams Brown

Fort Pierce, Florida


Rose Lee Williams Brown died on March 5, 2023 at the age of 84. She was born on December 7, 1938, in Crenshaw, MS, to Charles Dudley Williams and Mary Belle Williams. She lived in Florida for more than 60 years. She was the captain of the cheerleading squad and homecoming queen who just happened to marry the quarterback captain of the football team. John Howard Brown and the rest as they say was history. Rose worked as an accounting bookkeeper and later in the citrus industry. She enjoyed her retirement and made the most of her time swimming with friends at the pool, taking in plays and musical productions, and most of all becoming a cut throat bridge player. She enjoyed many friendships through her bridge playing. Rose had as of late become a devotee of Wordle and strived to get the answer in one try – she’d want you to know her best was two tries. When asked about her days in retirement she would say “I don’t know what I did today, but it took all day to do it.” Rose also volunteered at Hope’s Closet and Hospice of the Treasure Coast. She had been an avid tennis player for many years. Through the years Rose attended First United Methodist Church in Fort Pierce and Indian River Presbyterian Church. Rose was predeceased by 9 siblings. She and John were married for 42 years before his untimely death in 2002. Rose had experienced much loss but it never affected the stoic grace with which she approached life. She had the uncanny ability to face anything that came her way and make the most of it. She said that being happy was simple – it was a choice that you made and you needed to find happiness in the simplest of things. In a house full of males lived a southern belle that was the strongest, toughest, and best of all of us. Rose is survived by her three sons: William “Bill” Brown (Amanda), Larry “Jeeb” Brown (Ingrid) and Patrick Brown; grandsons Brandon Brown (Katie) and Dustin Brown (Julie); great granddaughters Kaia and Kollyns. The family respectfully request that in lieu of flowers a donation be made to LeBonheur Children’s Hospital of Saint Jude’s in Memphis or to Hospice of the Treasure Coast. The family will receive guests to visit and share their memories and celebrate Rose’s life from 11 am – 1 pm, Saturday, March 11 at Haisley Funeral Home in Fort Pierce. An online guest book may be signed at 

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Celebration of Life

Saturday, March 11, 2023

11:00am - 1:00 pm (Eastern time)

Haisley Funeral & Cremation Service

3015 Okeechobee Rd, Fort Pierce, FL 34947

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