Mrs. Judie Ann Caulder Brown, 74, of Auburn, passed away Thursday, Jan. 26, 2023. Brown was born Dec. 19, 1947, in Elizabethtown, North Carolina, to parents Sammie Caulder and Gladys Amanda Caulder. She graduated from Clarkton High School in 1967 and attended Pembroke State University.

She married the love of her life, Tom Conner Brown Jr., in 1974. They moved to Auburn, where they joined Auburn First Baptist Church. She worked for Auburn Bank and Trust for five years. She was the financial aecretary at Auburn First Baptist Church from 1979 until 1998. She and her husband then owned the 280 Antique Mall. She became the administrative support assistant for Auburn University’s Human Resource Department from 2008 until her retirement in 2018.

Brown was an active member of Auburn First Baptist Church, where she taught children’s Sunday School with her husband and served on many committees. She also served the Opelika Civitan Club of Opelika, including as president of the club.

Brown is preceded in death by her parents. She is survived by her husband, Tom Conner Brown Jr.; her daughters, the Rev. Dr. Ginny Brown Daniel (David Moore) and Amanda Brown Oliver; her grandchildren, Mattie Anne Oliver and Russell Conner Oliver; and many nephews, nieces and family members.

A Celebration of Life service for Brown will be held on Saturday, Feb. 4, at 11 a.m. at Auburn First Baptist Church. The Rev. Tripp Martin will officiate the service. There will be a visitation after the service in the fellowship hall.

In lieu of flowers, we invite you to honor her memory with a donation to the Child Development Center Scholarship Fund at Auburn First Baptist Church (both Amanda and Ginny received the blessings of this daycare many years ago).