Deborah Kaye Brown – Obituary

By  | July 12, 2018 | Filed under: Holland Funeral Home, Obituaries

Deborah Kaye Brown, 59, whose voice was like that of a sparrow singing, joined the heavenly choir in the early morning hours Thursday, July 12, 2018 from Sanctuary Hospice House in Tupelo. Deborah had been diagnosed with Stage 4 Multiple Myeloma Cancer less than 4 weeks ago. She was born June 6, l959 in Waukegan, Illinois to legendary Church of God of Prophecy Pastor, Bro. Wayne Thorn and Sis. Earlene Cox Thorn. Deborah and family moved to the Tupelo area at a young age. She made this area her home until her home-going on Thursday. The Thorn family was God gifted with musical talent including playing many instruments and strong, solid voices. Deborah grew up in area Churches of God of Prophecy where her parents were the ministerial team and she developed a love for Church and Church music at a young age. She graduated from Saltillo High School in l977 and married Donald Frank “Donnie” Brown on Aug. 19, 1978. To this union was born two children, Amanda and Alicia. Deborah had a career of over 30 years with the People’s Bank and Trust Company, now Renasant Bank. At the time of her death, she was manager of the collections department. Deborah’s life centered around the Church, Church music, spending time with family and friends and, more recently, playing with her granddaughter, Clovie Louise. She was formerly with the “Heavenly Highways” singing group, always was a part of the Singing Thorn family which included her parents, her identical but one minute older twin sister, Charlotte, her now world famous baby brother, Paul and others. Their particular style of singing is legendary including their ability to play several instruments. Deborah was most proud of her piano skills and a lifetime of being a church pianist. Her home Church was Union Grove Church of God of Prophecy near Mooreville.

A Joyful Celebration of her Life with an emphasis on music will be held at 4 PM Sunday, July 15, 2018 at the Union Grove Church of God of Prophecy with Pastor Ryan Napalo and Bro. Curtis Shelton officiating. Burial will be private. Visitation will be from 2 PM-service time on Sunday only at Union Grove Church of God of Prophecy. Holland Funeral Directors is honored to be serving their special friends.

Deborah leaves beautiful memories of her life to her beloved family; husband, Donnie Brown; her parents, Bro Wayne and Sis. Earlene Thorn all of the Mooreville area. Her daughters, Amanda Caldwell and her husband, Kevin of Tupelo and Alicia Brown of Mooreville. her twin, Charlotte Thorn Green and husband, Paul of Mooreville, and sister, Melissa Thorn of Mooreville; her brother, Paul Thorn and wife, Heather of the Union Community south of Plantersville. Her nieces and nephews, her Renasant Bank family, her church brothers and sisters everywhere and a host of other friends and singing partners.

Memorials may be made to Sanctuary Hospice House, P. O. Box 2177, Tupelo, MS. 38802 or to Union Grove Church of God of Prophecy, 468 Road 1650, Mooreville, MS. 38857, in memory of Deborah.

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