Sallie Frances (Cunningham) Brown

January 19, 1944 ~ September 7, 2021 (age 77)

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EGGVILLE – Mrs. Sallie Frances Cummings Brown, 77, died Tuesday, September 7, 2021 at Sanctuary Hospice House following an extended illness.  She was an only child born January 19, 1944 in Lee County, MS, to the union of Cleophus Cummings and Beatrice Benson Cummings.  Sallie grew up in the Brewer Community and was a 1963 graduate of Shannon High School.  She married James R. Brown on June 27, 1969 in the Mount Vernon Community and they shared 52 years together. Sallie worked for Fashion Furniture for over 10 years and later more than 10 years of employment at Arvin Industries before retiring due to her health.  Her hobbies included cooking, gardening, and flowers.  She loved spending time with her grandchildren who affectionately called her Mamaw. She was a member of Mooreville United Methodist Church.

A celebration of life service will be at 12 Noon on Friday, September 10, 2021 in the Tupelo Chapel of Holland Funeral Directors with Bro. Jimmy Webb officiating.  Private burial will follow in Mooreville Methodist Church Cemetery. For those unable to attend, the service may be viewed at Noon Friday at and will be archived thereafter.

Survivors include her husband, James R. Brown of Eggville community; son, James Ronald Brown, Jr. (Tonya) of Eggville; daughter, Sherry Lynn Keith (Jerry Lee) of Palmetto; brother-in-law, Wayne Brown (Carolyn) of Eggville; grandchildren, Ashlee Keith Lindley (Eric), Alex Keith (Lauren), Adam Keith, Austin Brown, and Anna Grace Brown.  She was preceded in death by her parents and her in-laws, Mary Ellen Brown and E.H. Brown.

Pallbearers will be Richard Stephenson, Alex Keith, Brad Marcy, Joseph Senter, Barry Ellis, and Jimmy Hester.  Honorary pallbearers will be Wayne Brown, Harold Hood, Bill Pickens, Gerald Horton, David Lundy, and Eric Lindley.

Memorials may be sent to Sanctuary Hospice House, P.O. Box 2177, Tupelo, MS 38803.  Condolences to the family may be posted on her memorial page at

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