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Margaret Cross Brown

Posted By Hall-Wynne On April 3, 2018 @ 4:09 pm In Durham,Obituaries | 13 Comments

In Memorial

DURHAM – Margaret Cross Brown, 91, of Durham passed away on Monday, April 2, 2018 at home surrounded by her family.

She was a graduate of Watts School of Nursing. Margaret served for 40 years caring for premature babies at Watts Hospital and Durham County General Hospital.

Margaret is survived by her daughters, Betsy Blanton (Danny) of Rougemont, NC, Carol Tilley (Mark) of Stem, NC; her son Bruce Brown (Jessie) of Singapore and her grandchildren Brandon and Sarah Blanton and Calin and Isaac Brown. She is also survived by her sister Mildred Cross Biscardi of Norwood, PA.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Calvin Cole Brown.

A graveside service will be held 11:00AM on Friday, April 6, 2018 at Maplewood Cemetery, Section 17 with Rev. Clay Warf officiating.

Friends may visit from 6:00-8:00 PM Thursday, April 5, 2018 at Hall-Wynne Funeral Service.

Prefer Memorials be sent to Watts Hospital School of Nursing History Project c/o Dr. Peggy Walters, 2828 Croasdaile Dr., Durham, NC 27705 or Duke Hospice 4321 Medical Park Drive, Ste 101, Durham, NC 27704.

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Condolences for the family of “Margaret Cross Brown”

Condolence from Cammie Eastwood on April 3rd, 2018 4:16 pm

Carol so very sorry for your loss. Thinking of you and praying for you. Love you. Cammie

Condolence from Tanessa Norris Budd on April 3rd, 2018 9:11 pm

Betsy,
May The Lord fill you with a peace that passes all understanding. Sorry to hear the loss of your mother. Prayers to you and your family.
Much love,
Tanessa Norris Budd

Condolence from Yonica Rodio on April 3rd, 2018 9:40 pm

Thank you for sharing this fine lady with me for so many years. I was honored to call her my friend and blessed beyond measure by her presence in my life. Your family will remain in my prayers as you mourn the loss of one so dear and so loved. She was so proud of each of you. May the grace and peace that can only come from Christ sustain you during this difficult time. Heaven will be sweeter.

Condolence from MaryEllen Robinson on April 4th, 2018 11:52 am

So sorry to hear about your sweet Mother passing. I know she was a Christian lady. She is not in pain any longer. I know she is in heaven with Jesus and happy. God bless all of her family.

Condolence from Joan adams on April 4th, 2018 3:02 pm

One of the sweetest ladies I have ever met. Enjoyed waiting on her at ccb. My prayers and thoughts are with the family. Joan Adams

Condolence from Robin Rogers on April 4th, 2018 11:28 pm

I’m so sorry for the loss of your Beautiful Grandmother. I was glad to be a small part of her life. She truly blessed mine. May God continue to bless you and your family.

Condolence from Newell Rollins on April 5th, 2018 4:31 pm

I was so sad to hear about Margaret’s passing. My thoughts and prayers are with each of you. She was a beautiful cousin and friend. I will miss our phone calls.
Sorry I cannot attend the service or visitation but at 96 I am not able to get out very much. She will always be in my heart. Rest In Peace sweet Margaret !

Condolence from Cindy Lopossay on April 6th, 2018 10:58 am

Betsy, I am so sorry. I am praying for you and your family. Your mom is not suffering anymore. She is walking with the angels. If you need anything let me know.
Love Cindy Lopossay

Condolence from Alma Moore (Jack) on April 8th, 2018 8:11 am

Betsy, Carol and Bruce, I am so sorry to hear about your mom’s death. We were friends and neighbors for many years on Hermine and Chandellay. May the God of Peace be with you and your families.

Condolence from April Taylor Norris on April 11th, 2018 9:18 pm

I worked at PT of NC when Mrs. Brown was a patient there. She made such a huge impact in my life, I will never forget her. She has to be the kindest, sweetest woman I have ever met. The world lost one of the best, but heaven is much brighter now. My thoughts and prayers are with the family.

Condolence from Judy Palmer Overby on April 14th, 2018 6:29 pm

I am so sorry to hear of the passing of Margaret. After my mother, Hazel Cross Palmer passed in 2010 I began corresponding with Margaret as did my mother (her cousin) before. Over the years I have received many uplifting notes and cards that are genuine keepsakes. I wish I had the opportunity to know and see your loved one more intimately although through our correspondence with her l know what a dear and lovely person she was. Please accept my most sincere sympathies.

Condolence from Gail Stone Zedick, on May 19th, 2018 10:43 pm

Family,
Your mother was my first head nurse at Watts Hospital’s Intensive Care Nursery. I was so young and inexperienced but she showed more grace and patience than was deserved and taught me well. She showed me what nursing was all about beyond the books. Those were years my own mother experienced serious difficulties and Mrs Brown’s compassion for me was something I’ll never forget. I left the hospital after only a few years but ran into her on a later occasion when my mother was a patient. She sweetly asked ‘when are you going to come back to where you belong?’ I had never had such an expression of confidence in my nursing abilities as she affirmed me.

From the other messages here, I know she was a believer and I am grateful. She prayed, I”m sure, over many a child in her career. May you be blessed with many good memories of your Mom and be comforted in her eternal rest.
Regards

Condolence from Larae Weckerling on August 20th, 2018 10:59 pm

Betsy, Carol, and Bruce. So sorry to hear of your mother’s passing. Mrs B was my first head nurse in the SCN at Durham Regional and taught me so much about being a good nurse, a good person, a good mother, and a good friend. She made me the nurse and in a huge way the person I am today. Know that my thoughts and prayers are with you all and I’m sure your Mom is in Heaven with ‘her Calvin’ enjoying taking care of everyone and making them comfortable as she did on Earth. God Bless you all.

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