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Fannie Carrie Thompson was born in Bladenboro, NC to the late Doc and Vera Thompson on June 10, 1943. Her siblings Laura Howard, Beualah McCormick, Azelle Pridgen, and Clarence Thompson preceded her in death.
Fannie attended Spaulding Monroe High School and later graduated from Winston Salem State College. She is credited with thirty-two years of teaching.
At an early age, she became a member of Center Missionary Baptist Church and served in many capacities, including that of a Sunday school teacher and choir member. She later joined Holy Cross Faith Memorial Episcopal Church in 1967. She became an active member of the Episcopal Church Women (ECW). Founding a 501 (c) (3), the Grand Strand Cultural Arts Foundation.
Fannie and Roddy were married in 1966 and she became Fannie T. Brown. From this union, they parented two children, Ronada and Roderick Brown. After retiring from teaching, she began volunteer services, which include serving as the Executive Director for the Colored School Museum and as the Manager of the Garden of Hope for the Booker T. Washington Community. She assisted with the Booker T. Washington Community Crime Watch, she was designated the 2022 Grand Marshal of the Myrtle Beach MLK Parade, and she embarked upon
many other community engagements. Community involvement was her haven, and she took pride in being an active participant.
Fannie authored three books under Brown and Brown Books, which include titles “Who is President”, “When I am the Leader”, “Where are the Children”. In her spare time, she worked in her community’s Garden of Hope, where she planted and cultivated flowers and vegetables.
She taught with creativity and dignity. She treated everyone with respect and honor. She was always frank and honest in her relationship with others. In addition, Fannie lived a purpose driven life devoted to her family, her church, and her community.
Fannie is survived by her husband Roddy Brown, two sons Ronada and Roderick Brown, two sisters Annie Singletary and Cynthia Thompson, one brother James Thompson, a brother-in-law Colbert Brown Jr. (Lena), and a host of nieces, nephews, extended family, and friends.
Fannie T. Brown of Myrtle Beach passed away on Wednesday, August 31, 2022, at Grand Strand Medical Center. There will be a viewing held Monday, September 5, 2022, from 6:00 until 7:00 p.m. at Ocean View Funeral Home and Beach Crematory, Myrtle Beach Chapel. A funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, September 6, 2022, at Holy Cross Faith Memorial Church Burial will follow at the church cemetery.