Velda Rhodes Brown

June 13, 1922 - May 2, 2012
Velda Rhodes Brown

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Velda Rhodes Brown, 89, died Wednesday, May 2, 2012 at the Elizabeth House. She was born and raised in Henderson County, and was a Sunday School teacher for sixty years at Refuge Baptist Church.

She was a daughter of the late Harley B. and Lexine Merrell Rhodes. She was also preceded in by her husband, Garland A. Brown; brothers, Lloyd, Luther, Harley Junior, and Frank Rhodes; sisters, Marie Hyder, Alice Reed, and Marlene Conner.

Mrs. Brown is survived by her daughters, Beverly Nichols and husband Phillip, and LaRue Laughter and husband Jerry; son, Brian Brown and wife Nadine; grandchildren, Bradley Schnyder, Kim Hill, David Laughter, Mitzi Hill, and Michael Brown; great-grandchildren, Ashton, Trenton, Hunter, Chelsie, Kye, and Brynna; sister, Mildred Grasso; and brother, Marvin Rhodes and wife Barbara.

A memorial service will be held at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, May 5, 2012 in the chapel of Forest Lawn Funeral Home with Rev. Mike Stewart officiating. The family will receive friends at the home of LaRue and Jerry Laughter on Pace Road.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Four Seasons Compassion for Life, 571 South Allen Road, Flat Rock, NC 28731.


Saturday, May 5, 2012
12:00 AM

Forest Lawn Funeral Home Chapel - Directions
538 Tracy Grove Road
Hendersonville, NC 28792

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  • May 04, 2012
    travis and stephanie king says:
    We are saddened to hear of Velda's passing. she was a wonderful person to us and all around her she spread her kindness and encouragement.

  • May 04, 2012
    gary w case says:
    my condolences to the family and friends . I remember Mrs Brown as a kind and loving person . I know she will forever be your hearts .

  • May 04, 2012
    Gene & Marge Duncan says:
    Our deepest sympathy in the loss of Velda. She was the best Sunday School teacher I ever had and inspired us and all that she met. She was certainly a good Christian woman and made a difference in everyone she knew!

  • May 04, 2012
    Leonard Nix & Family says:
    Brian and Family, We are saddened to hear of Mrs Brown passing away. We know she will be missed greatly, but we know where she is and we can see her again. Look to the GOOD LORD for comfort and guidance. May God Bless each of you. Leonard Nix Family

  • May 04, 2012
    Carlton Wingate says:
    Family: I know what a loss you are going through. Velda was a very special person, always positive and energetic in every way. We will all miss her but at the same time know that she is where she would want us all to be......Carlton Wingate