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January 15, 1946 ~ December 25, 2023 (age 77) 77 Years Old
Flora Mae Brown, a cherished pillar of the Ozark community and a beacon of unwavering love and support, passed away peacefully on Christmas Day, 2023, at the age of 77. Born on January 15, 1946, in the same town she would later leave her indelible mark, Flora was the beloved first child of Jimmie McClendon and Isamae Underwood.
Flora's life was one of devotion and service, both to her family and to the wider community. She was a woman of grace and dignity, whose presence was a source of comfort and strength to all who knew her. Her laughter was infectious, her wisdom profound, and her capacity for love boundless. Flora was a true matriarch, not only to her own family but to many who were drawn to her nurturing spirit.
Though she now joins her late parents, her aunts Adell Pouncy and Annie Bell William, and her uncle Henry C. Underwood in eternal rest, Flora's legacy is carried forward by those she leaves behind. Her memory will be forever cherished by her brothers, Jimmie L. and Carol McClendon; her step-siblings, Katie Walker and Johnnie Frank; and her extended family of step-brothers, Dan, Jessie, Jimmie D., and Tommie McClendon. Her special nephew, Derrick McClendon, along with a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends, will continue to honor Flora's memory through the love and kindness they extend to others.
Flora's life was a testament to the power of community and the importance of family. She was a woman who believed in the goodness of people and the value of a life well-lived. As the poet Maya Angelou once said, "I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel." Flora made everyone she met feel valued, heard, and loved.
Her passing leaves a void in the hearts of those who knew her, but her spirit remains a guiding light. Flora's influence will continue to be felt in the countless lives she touched with her generosity and compassion. Her story is one of enduring love and the simple, yet profound, impact one person can have on the world around them.
As we bid farewell to Flora Mae Brown, we celebrate a life that was truly well-lived. Her journey on this earth was marked by kindness, resilience, and an unwavering commitment to her family and friends. Flora's memory will be treasured, her lessons remembered, and her love will continue to inspire us all for generations to come. Rest in peace, dear Flora, until we meet again.