Friday, February 22, 2008

Farewell,Cousin Cappy. Godspeed and Rest in Peace.

Cousin Cappy, whom I requested prayers for back on Jan.9th, has gone home to be with her Lord and Saviour today, I just got the news from her daughter,Susan, a little while ago.

The family had been able to take her home these last few weeks, with hospice care. Susan included in her email the obituary for her mother.

Mary Catherine (Cappy) Heath Brown, 84, joined her Heavenly Father, parents, brother -Robert A. Heath, and a host of friends in her eternal resting place on Feb 22, 2008 from her home in Hazard, KY. Born March 11, 1923, in Frankfort, KY, she was the daughter of Robert Miller and Grace Anderson Heath. A teacher by nature and practice, she taught mathematics in Florida and throughout Eastern Kentucky. She was a founding faculty member of Hazard Community College and also taught at Hazard High School, Knott County Central, Prestonsburg Community College and Pikeville College. An active church member and supporter, Mary attended church at First Christian Church of Hazard, Crestwood Christian Church in Lexington, KY and more recently Community Presbyterian Church in Lothair. She leaves behind a loving family including her husband of 56 years, John K. Brown II, her children: Bob Brown (Brenda White) – Somerset, KY; Cathy Brown – Middlesboro, KY; John K. Brown III (Susan) – Lexington, KY; and Susan Brown Smith (George)- Bluefield, WV: 4 grandchildren: David & Laura Brown – Lexington, KY; Sarah & Savannah Smith – Bluefield, WV; her sister, Jane Ott – Omaha, NE, and her dog “Lucky” as well as a host of nieces, nephews, friends, neighbors, and former students. She supported numerous charities and had an extremely giving nature. A child of God, Mary served the Lord in every capacity as a wife and mother, teacher, role model and friend. Visitation will be at the Engle/Walker Funeral Home on Sunday, February 24 from 2:00 – 6:00 pm. Services will be held at the Community Presbyterian Church in Lothair on Monday, February 25 at 1:00 pm. Burial will be in Frankfort Cemetary in Frankfort, KY on Tuesday, February 26 at 11:00 am. .

Memorials suggested to the Mountian Community Hospice, her Church families, or a charity of your choice.
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I only ever met cousin Cappy once, when my daughter April was an infant.......she and her husband Jack, and their daughter,my cousin,Susan, stopped through here one afternoon all those years ago.
 
I was a single mom of 3 at the time, and in all the years after that while I was raising my children? Cousin Cappy sent me a check every Christmas,to use for whatever the kids and I needed at Christmas. Many years, that check paid for our Christmas tree and some gifts for the kids.
 
I can never remember all the degrees of 'cousinship', but to define how we were related? My grandmother,Minna Lou, had a sister named Pat, who married Dock. Jack is their son, and he married Cappy.
 
However she was related to me?....Cappy was in my eyes an angel who looked out for us every year at Christmas, and she was a great blessing in our lives for many years.
 
And now she is truly an Angel.
 
 Rest in peace, Cappy, and we're keeping your family and friends in our prayers.
 
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