Services are 10 a.m. Saturday at The Word Church in Rock Island, with visitation one hour prior to services at the church. Burial is at Chippiannock Cemetery, Rock Island. Memorials may be made to the family.
She was born Sept. 26, 1927, in Olmsted, Ill., to Jeff and Melanie Tyson. She married John Brown on June 26, 1965, in Rock Island. He passed away July 15, 1996.
She enjoyed playing bingo and loved spending time with and taking care of people.
Survivors include her children, Beverly Foster, Julia Brown, Debra Griffin, John Brown Jr., Jamie Brown; special daughter, Minette Barry; godchildren, Gabriel and James Phillips; eight grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; niece, Luvenia Woolfolk and her companion, Earl Cowan. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, two brothers and a sister.
Online condolences may be made at www.schrodermortuary.com.