Page Davis Brown
Page Davis Brown
  • September 26, 1918 - September 20, 2017
  • Cary, North Carolina

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Page Davis Brown passed away peacefully on September 20th after several years of declining health. She was born in the town of Milwaukee, in Northampton County, North Carolina and was the younger of the two girls born to Lonnie and Ella Johnson Davis. She lived in Raleigh most of her adult life and spent the past 22 years at Glenaire Retirement Community in Cary. Page graduated from East Carolina in 1940 and taught elementary school in several towns in the eastern part of the state. In 1951, she moved to Raleigh where she taught at Myrtle Underwood and Frances Lacy Schools. She was recognized by her peers for her work ethic and devotion to her students. She met and soon married the true love of her life, Bill Brown, a Raleigh native and engineer with the NC DOT. They were married for 31 years and enjoyed traveling across the country and several overseas destinations. By far, their greatest joy was their love and devotion to each other. Their marriage was the first for both, she being 39 and he 45. Bill passed away in 1988. She later moved to Glenaire where she lived until her passing.

Page and Bill were both very active in First Presbyterian Church in downtown Raleigh. She served as a deacon and received an Honorary Life Membership by the Presbyterian Women. She was a faithful member of the Church choir for over 50 years and rarely missed a practice or an event.

Page is survived by her nephew, John Irwin Dickson (Sherrie) of Brentwood, Tennessee; and her nieces, Charlotte Hunter (Walter) of Tampa, Florida, Mary Douglas of Columbia, Missouri and Anne Paris of Arden, North Carolina.

A celebration of her life will be held in the Auditorium at Glenaire Retirement Community, 200 West Cornwall Rd., Cary at 2:00 PM on Saturday, the 30th of September. A gathering for family and friends will be held immediately following the service. The burial will be at 11:00 AM on that Saturday at Oakwood Cemetery at 701 Oakwood Avenue, Raleigh.

In lieu of flowers, a donation in her memory to First Presbyterian Church in Raleigh, 120 W. Hargett Street, Raleigh 27601 will be welcomed.

Arrangements by Brown-Wynne Funeral Home, 300 Saint Mary's St. Raleigh,