Kathy May Caldwell Brown

Kathy May Caldwell Brown, 64, of Blackshear, passed away Thursday, July 30, 2020, at Memorial Satilla Health in Waycross.

Born in Palmer, TN March 19, 1956, she had lived in Sister Lakes, MI prior to moving to Pierce County in 2004. She was a housewife, mama, and proud grandmother. She took care of grandchildren and did anything they wanted her to whether it was cooking something special that they wanted, playing with Barbie dolls or games or anything else that their hearts desired. The word “no” was not in her vocabulary when it came to them. She enjoyed doing puzzles and while living in Michigan she had enjoyed the seasonal gardens.  She was a member of Bridge Community Church.  

She was a daughter of the Lester Lee and Frankie Jane Smith Caldwell. She was also preceded in death by an infant daughter, Wendy and by five brothers, Bradford, Lee, Roy, Dean and Randy.

Survivors include her husband of 49 years, Sam E. Brown, Blackshear; three daughters, Edna Brown of  Holland, MI, Angela Brown, Bangor, MI and Jennifer (Jose) Reyes, Blackshear; a son, Samuel “Sammy” Brown Jr., Bangor, MI; two sisters, Rachel (Ernest “Shag”) Self and Brenda Self, all of Blackshear; three brothers, Bill (Glenda) Caldwell, Allegan, MI, Larry Caldwell of Tennessee, and Johnny Caldwell of Alabama; 13 grandchildren, Josh, James, Justin, Juan Jr., Jason, Wendy, Maria, Samuel, Nicholas, Tony, Kristina, Jose and Mariah; three great-grandchildren; and several nieces, nephews and other relatives.

The family will have a celebration of life service at 2 p.m. Tuesday, August 4, at the home of her daughter and son-in-law, Jennifer and Jose Reyes, 7489 Blue Lake Circle, Blackshear.

Memorialization will be by cremation.

Due to COVID-19, social distancing and other state guidelines will be practiced while at the Reyes home. The use of face masks are strongly encouraged and if you are not feeling well, have been around someone that has tested positive with COVID-19 or are uncomfortable with the guidelines the family completely understands  and kindly requests that you express your condolences by signing the online register at www.pearsondial.com.

Pearson-Dial Funeral Home of Blackshear is in charge of arrangements.

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