Joan Grace Brown, 80, of Bluffton, SC, went on rest on Sunday October 31, 2021 at the NHC in Bluffton, SC
Joan was born on May 16, 1941 in Old Washington, Ohio. Daughter of the late Delbert (Stewart) Parlet and the late Marjorie Jeanette Parlet. She was a devoted wife for 44 years to Terry Brown. Joan and her husband resided on St. Simons Island, Georgia for 18 years before her death. She received her Bachelor of Education from Ohio University in Athens, Ohio. She taught elementary school for over 10 years in Columbus, Ohio. Terry, Joan and Tracy had the pleasure of living in many parts of the country while Terry worked for Nationwide Insurance.
After living in Ohio, California, Georgia and New York, Terry and Joan moved to St. Simons Island, Georgia to enjoy their retirement. Joan eventually quit teaching to work from home raising their daughter Tracy. Joan loved living on the island and was proud to be a member of many St. Simons clubs including the Live Oaks Garden Club, Newcomers Club, Lunch Bunch, Book Club and was President of the Coasters Club for a while. time.
Joan was predeceased by her parents, Delbert (Stewart) Parlet and Marjorie Parlet, and her sister-in-law Patricia Thompson Davis.
She is survived by her beloved daughter, Tracy J. Smith (Matthew) of Bluffton, SC; three precious grandchildren, Grace Baldree, and Taylor and Joshua Smith of Bluffton, SC; one brother, Jeff Parlet (Lydia); a sister, Jean Rose; and a sister-in-law, Kay Abel (Dick) of Canfield, Ohio.
Joan enjoyed spending time with her family and friends. She had a real passion for watching and attending many types of sporting events. Joan will be missed by all who knew and loved her. Her family will have fond memories to cherish for years to come.
The family cordially invites you for visitation between 2 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. on Saturday, November 6, 2021 at Edo Miller and Sons Funeral Home.
A funeral service in honor of Joan’s life will be held at 3:30 p.m. on Saturday, November 6, 2021, in the Chapel of Edo Miller and Sons Funeral Home. Pastor Shaun Olsen of Venture Church in Bluffton will preside over the service.
The family requests that memorial contributions be made in memory of Joan at Hospice Care of the Lowcountry, 7 Plantation Park Drive, Bluffton, SC 29910, https://hospicecarelc.org/donate
Arrangements are in the care of Edo Miller and Sons Funeral Home. www.edomillerandsons.com.
The Brunswick News, November 3, 2021
Published by The Brunswick News on November 3, 2021.