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Jacqueline (Fortson) Brown

December 11, 1932 — June 16, 2023

Commerce, GA

Jacqueline Brown

Commerce, GA

Mrs. Jacqueline Fortson Brown, Age 90 of Commerce, GA passed away on June 16, 2023. She was born on December 11th 1932, in the Shiloh community of Madison County. Jackie was the daughter of the late Lee Fortson and the late Ruth Crowe Fortson.

Jackie graduated from Ila Highschool in 1949 and attended Athens Business College after which she started working for C&S Bank in Athens. She married her "high school sweetheart", Royce, in 1953, once he returned from serving in the Navy during the Korean War. Soon after they were married, they moved to Atlanta where Royce worked for the US Post Office and their son Tony was born. They later moved to Athens as Royce continued to work for the Post Office while he attended the University of Georgia, and their second son Danny was born. Later they moved to the small South Georgia town of Arabi, where Jackie made many lifelong friends, was a den mother, little league baseball mom, and a proud member of the Arabi Baptist Church choir. In 1969 they moved back to Athens where she was very involved in Tony and Danny's athletic endeavors and saw them graduate from high school.

In 1975 Royce and Jackie built a home on their Madison County farm which they enjoyed until her passing. She was very involved with the Erastus Christian Church and other community events during this time. Jackie excelled as a terrific cook for her family and her community at large. Some of her most joyous hobbies were painting Royce's carvings, gardening, crossword puzzles, and cooking. She was very proud of her boy's success in the music world (Tony) and the business world (Danny). One of her greatest joys was bragging on her boys. She loved her family immensely.

Along with her parents, Jackie is preceded in death by her sister, Betty Jean Carey, her brother, Dwight Fortson, and her brother in-laws Alton Carey and Tommy Chastain.

Survivors include her Husband of 70 years, Royce Brown, Sons, Tony "T. Graham" (Shelia) Brown, and Danny (Patti) Brown. Brother Pat (Mary Ann) Fortson, and Sister LeNelle Chastain. Grandchildren include Acme (Lexi) Brown and Molly Brown. In addition to several nieces and nephews.

Memorial Services will be held Monday, June 19th, 2023, at 2:00PM at Erastus Christian Church, 2050 Neese Commerce Rd, Commerce, GA 30250. The family will receive friends at Erastus Christian Church on Monday, June 19th, 2023, at 12:00PM until the service hour. Interment will follow at Hix Cemetery in Madison County.

The Family would like to thank Tammie Faulkner and the staff at Brookside Senior Living for their loving care of Jackie the past three years.

In lieu of flowers, Donations can be made to Erastus Christian Church, 2050 Neese Commerce Rd, Commerce, GA 30530.

Online condolences may be made at www.iviefuneralhomecommerce.com

Arrangements are in the care of Ivie Funeral Home, Commerce, GA.

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Monday, June 19, 2023

12:00 - 2:00 pm (Eastern time)

Erastus Christian Church

Neese Road, GA 30188

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Memorial Service

Monday, June 19, 2023

Starts at 2:00 pm (Eastern time)

Erastus Christian Church

Neese Road, GA 30188

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