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Memory Lister Brown

Athens, GA

On April 14, 2024, Memory Brown died peacefully at her home surrounded by family.   Memory was a dedicated wife, devoted mother, proud grandmother and she will be missed by all who knew and loved her.

Memory Lister Brown was born in Macon, GA to Sarah Agnes (Bennett) Lister and John Eugene Lister in 1943.  She grew up in The Cross Keys area of Macon with her parents and her beloved brother, Bub Lister.  Memory often shared fond memories of her childhood in Macon.  She was an active member of Cross Keys Baptist Church which had a thriving youth group at the time.  Memory loved her school Miller Lanier and shared stories of her Macon childhood from trips on the Nancy Hanks train, outings in Lakeside Park, and gatherings at the Pig and Whistle.

 Memory met a tall, lanky young guy from Lumber City named Max Brown while attending Middle Georgia College and they dated for several years before marrying in 1964 and moving to Dublin, GA. Max and Memory founded Max Brown Pharmacy in 1971.   They worked long hours to build this family business and always treated their customers and employees with love and respect.  Memory worked diligently at the office in addition to running the household and raising a family.  She was a true problem solver and multitasker.  Anyone that knew Memory will tell you that she could “get things done”.

 In 2016, Max suffered a stroke and the couple moved to Athens to be closer to family.    Memory was the primary caregiver for Max until his death in August 2021.  Dublin will always be considered home for Max and Memory Brown.  It is where they raised their children, started their business and made lifelong friendships.

 Memory had a generous heart.  She was active in the Dublin Service League for many years and always willing to help those in need.  Memory was a loving friend.  She enjoyed traveling and spending quality time with her Dublin “Bridge Club” friends. Even after her move from Dublin, these lifelong friends were in constant contact.  Not a day went by when she didn’t talk to one or more of them on the phone.

 Memory was, most importantly, a dedicated wife, mother, sister, daughter and aunt.   Anyone from the Lister or Brown family can attest that she was always a strong, loving, nurturing pillar of the family and she will be missed by all.  She treasured her children and grandchildren and embraced every moment with them.  

 Memory is survived by her children, Leigh and Rodney Mays of Louisville, GA and Chuck and Laura Brown of Watkinsville, GA; her grandchildren, Max Brown and Reese Brown; her brother and sister in law, Bub and Jannie Lister of Macon, GA, nieces, nephews, cousins and many friends.

 She was preceded in death by her husband Max C. Brown and her parents, John Eugene and Sara Agnes Lister. 

 Services will be held at Riverside Cemetery in Lumber City, GA on  Saturday, April 20th at 1pm.  Reverend Brian Gay will officiate.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St Mary’s Foundation to honor all nurses who cared for Memory, especially our family nurses, Marci Lesli, Erin and Rosa, who embodied the hands of Christ as they cared for Memory until the very end.

I give you a new command: Love one another. Just as I have loved you, you are also to love one another. By this everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another. – John 13:34-35

Lord and Stephens Funeral Home, WEST, Watkinsville, GA is in charge of arrangements.

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