Mildred Mozelle Ryals Brown

Mildred Mozelle Ryals Brown, 101, of Blackshear, passed away early Tuesday morning, April 23, 2019, at Harborview Health Systems.

Born in Ellerslie, August 22, 1917, she had lived in Midland for most of her life before moving to Pierce County in 2012. She was retired from the Municipal Court where she had been a chief clerk.  She was a member of the Blackshear First United Methodist Church and was a former member of Midland United Methodist Church where she had been very active in all capacities for over 50 years. She had also been an Emeritus member of the Columbus Chapter 261 of the Eastern Star and since living in Blackshear she had been very active with and enjoyed the activities at the Pierce County Senior Center until going into the nursing home.

She was a daughter of the late Johnny Chessley and Fannie Cook Ryals. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Archie Malcolm Brown, Sr.; a son-in-law, the Rev. Freddie Wheeler and by all of her brothers and sisters.

Survivors include three daughters, Jo Ann Wheeler, Blackshear and Mary J. Brown and Kathryn Brown, both of Blackshear and Midland; a son, Mac Brown, Midland; five grandchildren, Taska (Dr. Don) Zorn, Kara Turk, Dr. Hank (Anna) Wheeler, Nan (Dr. Alan) Warren and Whitney (Aaron) Weigel; 14 great-grandchildren; five great-great-grandchildren and several nieces, nephews and other relatives.

Visitation will be held from 1-2 p.m. Saturday, May 18, at the Blackshear First United Methodist Church.

A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, May 18, from the Blackshear First United Methodist Church.

Memorialization will be by cremation.

A private interment will be held at a later date.

Memorials may be made to the United Methodist Children’s Home, PO Box 2525, Macon, GA  31203 or to Magnolia Manor, 2001 South Lee St., Americus, GA  31709.

Sympathy may be expressed by signing the online register at

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

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