Shirley Longmire Brown

Shirley Longmire Brown, 72, of Roanoke Rapids died the evening of Saturday, November 2, 2013 at her home.

Shirley, a native of Halifax County, was the daughter of the late Horace Ray and Pearl Ruth Dixon. She was also preceded in death by her son, Mike Brown, and a sister, Ann Taylor.

Shirley loved children, was a very hard worker, a very sweet lady and has now joined her sister in Heaven.

She is survived by her sons, ''Boot'' Brown of Roanoke Rapids, and David Brown and his fiancÚ, Wendy Edwards, of Pleasant Hill; her sister, Nancy Barnett and her husband, Chris, of Wilmington; her brother, Bill Longmire and his wife, Nita, of Roanoke Rapids; nieces, Christie Johnson and her husband, Alan, Missy Taylor, Karen Hawkins and her husband, V.J., all of Roanoke Rapids, and Tonya Simmons and her husband, Carl, of Rocky Mount; nephews, Mark and Luke Richey of Wilmington; great-nephews, Cameron and Conner Johnson, David Taylor and Jessica Pleasant and their daughter, Emerson Ann Taylor; cousin, Anita Maready and her husband, D.L., of Wilmington.

A funeral service will be held Wednesday, November 6, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. in the chapel of Askew Funeral and Cremation Services in Roanoke Rapids with Rev. Randy Martin officiating. Burial will follow in Cedarwood Cemetery in Weldon.

The family will receive friends Tuesday from 7:00-8:30 p.m. at the funeral home.

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