Mrs. Metta Lee Harris Brown, 89, of Lenoir passed into the loving arms of her Lord, Jesus Christ on October 23, 2023 at Amorem Hospice in Hudson.
Metta was born November 28, 1933 in Caldwell County to the late Walter Harris and Zina Soots Harris. Metta had given her life to the Lord at age eleven and has served him faithfully throughout her life. She was a member of Crossroads Community Church since 2003, when she attended with her daughter and son-in-law. She had previously attended South Lenoir Church of God. Metta was always a Godly example to her family ready to pray for whatever the need. She was a faithful servant, helping at SDBM and participating in the church card ministry. She was also a strong beautiful alto in the church choir. She leaves behind many friends from working at Macks, Woolworth, and Family Dollar. Those who knew her best will never forget her recitation of “Alice”.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by six brothers, Vernon, Cecil, L.C., Bruce, D.A. and J.W. Harris.
Those left to cherish her memory include her husband of sixty nine years, Billy Lee Brown; daughters, Elaine Brookshire and husband Jimmy of Lenoir, Cecilia Bowman and husband Rick of Lenoir; grandchildren, Ami Brookshire, Jeremy Brookshire, Christopher Bowman, Brittany Callahan, Nicole Wolfe, Kristina Hefner, and Jessica Bowman; sixteen great grandchildren, three great great grandchildren; sister, Nellie Prevette; four sisters-in-law; and numerous nieces and nephews.
The family will receive friends Friday, October 27, 2023 from 6:00PM to 8:00PM at Crossroads Community Church.
A funeral service will be held 1:00PM Saturday, October 28, 2023 at Crossroads Community Church with the Rev. Rich Bowman officiating.
Interment will follow at Blue Ridge Memorial Park in Lenoir.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Amorem Hospice in Hudson at 526 Robbinswood Place, Hudson, NC 28638 or to Storehouse Food Ministry at 2607 Western Ct. Lenoir. NC 28645.