Maryln Berry Brown


Celebration of life services for Maryln Berry Brown, 81, of Clarkesville, will be held at 2:00 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 7, at Hillside Memorial Chapel with the Rev. Tommy Stowe and Dr. Craig Ward officiating. 

Mrs. Brown passed away quietly with her children at her bedside as our sweet Jesus beckoned her home Oct. 8, 2020.

Born July 8, 1939, she was the daughter of the late Dudley D. and Mary Griffin Berry. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Herman James Brown.  

At her core, Maryln was servant-hearted, consistently putting others needs in front of her own. Even as a young woman, she committed herself to three jobs to make sure her kids were cared for. All the while, still making the time to get to the special moments for her family. 

Maryln's career exemplified her love for children as she drove a school bus for over 35 years. She began her career with Fairfax Christian School, driving the school bus to help cover tuition for her two oldest children.  She quickly fell in love with the profession and completed over 25 years with Fairfax County Public Schools as a school bus driver, trainer, and supervisor. In 2007 Jim and Maryln moved to Clarkesville, to enjoy retirement, serving their community. Quickly established as an active member of Bethlehem Baptist Church, Maryln found her niche as a "Girls in Action" leader, touching the lives of young girls as they grew their relationship in Christ. Maryln loved her Jesus and loved to worship!

Marlyn is survived by her children and spouses, daughter, Marva Griffith and Gene of Clarkesville; son, James Brown and Kitty of Woodford, Virginia; daughter, Marcye Brown and Penny of Moncks Corner, South Carolina; 12 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; numerous nieces, nephews, and many friends.

The family will receive friends at the funeral home Friday, Oct.16, from 6 until 8 p.m.

In lieu of flowers please donate in her memory to St Jude Children's Hospital or Ronald McDonald House.

  An online guest book is available for the Brown family at

Funeral arrangements are in the care of Hillside Memorial Chapel & Gardens, Clarkesville.