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Shirley Rose Brown

October 6, 1934 — June 13, 2024

Gastonia

Shirley Rose Brown

Shirley Rose Briggs Brown, 89, of Gastonia, passed away at Caromont Regional on June 13, 2024. She was born October 6, 1934, in Gaston County, to the late Carl Eli Briggs and Blanche Edna Smith Briggs.

She is preceded in death by her husband, Lawrence Raymond Brown; siblings, Donald Briggs, Wayne Briggs, Bennie Briggs, Kenneth Briggs; Velma B. Carter, and Lois Briggs.

Shirley was a lifelong member of Firestone Wesleyan Church where she held many offices and was a children’s leader. She attended Central Wesleyan College and then graduated from Indiana Wesleyan University.. Shirley retired after 30 plus years of teaching in Gaston County Schools. She was a faithful friend and mentor to many, a prayer warrior, and a lover of the outdoors. She will be greatly missed by her loving family, her friends, and all who knew her.

Left to cherish her memory is her daughter, Lisa Brown Costner (Blair); granddaughters, Lindsey Costner and Courtney Alston; and numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins. 

Shirley’s Funeral Service will be held at 3:00 PM on Sunday, June 16, 2024, at Firestone Wesleyan Church with Pastor Don Avore, Reverend Tim Clark, and Chaplain Nikki Fitzpatrick officiating.

Her family will receive friends from 2:00 PM to 2:45 PM before the service.

Interment will be held on Monday, June 17, 2024, at 11:00 AM at Gaston Memorial Park. 

Contributions in lieu of flowers may be made to Firestone Wesleyan church, 1700 Union Road, Gastonia, NC 28054 or to Gaston Hospice, PO Box 3984, Gastonia, NC 28054.

To offer condolences, please visit www.siskbutler.com.

Arrangements by Sisk-Butler Funeral & Cremation Services, Bessemer City.

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Past Services

Visitation

Sunday, June 16, 2024

2:00 - 2:45 pm (Eastern time)

Firestone Wesleyan Church

1700 Union Rd, Gastonia, NC 28054

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Funeral Service

Sunday, June 16, 2024

Starts at 3:00 pm (Eastern time)

Firestone Wesleyan Church

1700 Union Rd, Gastonia, NC 28054

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Interment

Monday, June 17, 2024

Starts at 11:00 am (Eastern time)

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