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Lucienna May “Lucy” Brown, age 91, of Greenville, passed away Monday, October 31, 2022 at The Laurels of Carson City with her family at her side.  The daughter of Irvin B. & Audrey B. (Wortman) McCusker, she was born on October 25, 1931 in Battle Creek, Michigan.

On September 9, 1950, in Ionia, she married Ronald Richard Brown and together they raised four daughters and enjoyed over 68 years of marriage until Ronald passed away on March 1, 2019.

A devoted wife and mother, Lucy also worked outside the home, first at the former City Club in Greenville, and then at Credit Thrift before joining Preferred Federal Credit Union in 1981 as accounting manager until her retirement in 1996.  She enjoyed knitting, sewing – especially baby blankets and dolls for her grandchildren, and baking.

She was preceded in death by her parents;  her husband, Ronald R. Brown;  a sister, Donna Barrett;  a grandson, Jason Marc Hansen;  an infant great-granddaughter, Alexi Nicole;  and an infant great-great grandson, Marieck Rieckman.

Surviving are her daughters, Kerry Hillman of Gowen, Sherry Taylor of Mishawaka, Indiana, Pam & Al Gender of Greenville, and Pat & Phil Hansen of Greenville;  a brother, Donald McCusker of Delaware;  a sister, Mary Thomas of Tennessee;  ten grandchildren;  twenty-three great grandchildren;  one great-great granddaughter;  and many nieces and nephews.

Honoring her wishes, no services will be held and burial will take place at Eureka Township Cemetery.  Instead of flowers, memorial contributions may be directed to the charity of ones’ choice.

To send a message of sympathy to the family, sign Lucy’s online guest book, or to share a favorite memory, please visit:  Cremation arrangements are entrusted to Christiansen’s Michigan Cremation & Funeral Care, Greenville, 616-754-5638.


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  1. Jimmy Brown on November 3, 2022 at 3:13 pm

    There was always a hot cup of coffee at her home. The kitchen was like in the old television show the Waltons. A big country table, and people coming and going. The coffee fresh and hot. To her whole family I am sorry for your loss.

  2. Mary Thomas on November 6, 2022 at 9:39 am

    Our family has truly lost a special sister we have always cherished. She will be sadly missed from our family!! May she be in a better place with the Lord!! Our family’s love to her. With a sad goodbye, from all the family and friends.
    Mary Thomas, John & Deborah North

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