Patricia Thomson Brown of Opelika was born to William Eugene Thomson and Flossie Miller Thomson in Birmingham, Alabama, Dec. 23, 1938 and passed away peacefully with family in attendance Feb. 14, 2020. She was 81 years old.
She moved to Opelika in 1959 upon marriage to her husband of 60 years, Claud Brown, Jr. Together they operated Opelika Floral Company serving the community for more than 45 years. She was a longtime member of First United Methodist Church of Opelika and the Poe-Cumbie Sunday School class. She faithfully served in the United Methodist Women, was a member of the Twentieth Century Study Club, and volunteered with the Wesley Terrace nurse’s auxiliary.
She was preceded in death by her parents; sister, Laura Thomson Rickson Bonham; brother, Virgil Eugene Thomson; and infant daughter.
She is survived by her husband of 60 years, Claud Brown, Jr. and children Trey (Beth) Brown and Mimi (Neal) McGee. Plus, four beautiful granddaughters, Hayden McGee (Bryce) Russell, MacRae Brown, Anna McGee, and Bailey Brown.
She was lovingly cared for by Erica Head, Rockie Washington and Chrystal Brooks.
Visitation was held at First United Methodist Church on Feb. 18, 2020 from noon to 2 p.m. and the service followed with Reverends Robin Wilson and Rick Lane officiating. Graveside service followed at Garden Hills Cemetery. In addition to flowers, memorial contributions may be made to:
First United Methodist Church of Opelika
702 Ave. A
Opelika, AL 36801.