Candace Gore Brown

April 26, 1952 - November 15, 2011
Candace Gore Brown

Mrs. Candace Gore Brown, 59, of Wilmington, died peacefully at home on Tuesday November 15, 2011 after a long illness. She was preceded in death by her parents James Albert Gore and Carolyn Register Gore.

She is survived by her loving husband of 38 years, Joseph “Buddy” Brown and their daughter, Claudia and canine son, Butch. She also leaves behind the loves of her life, her grandsons Shequan and Demarcus Mears. Candace is also survived by her sisters Sharon Leiner (Grey) and Susan McKoy (Johnnie) and brothers Roger Gore (Amy) and Michael Gore. She also cherished her many nieces and nephews.

Candace was a lifelong Wilmingtonian who graduated from New Hanover High School. After several years of working at Hanover Hardware, she went to work with the City of Wilmington for 20 plus years where she retired. In her earlier years, Candace loved to have late night card games with her girlfriends and bingo nights with her mother. She accumulated a large bell collection over the years. She always loved to watch Wheel of Fortune, Duke Basketball, and Braves baseball. In her later years, she enjoyed hearing Shequan and Buddy play guitar every weekend.

There will be a memorial service held at Bethany Presbyterian Church on Castle Hayne Road at 1:00 pm, Friday, November 18, 2011.

Her family would like to thank the gentle care given to her by the great staff of nurses (Gina), social workers (Carol), and clergy (Pastor Joe) with Lower Cape Fear Hospice. In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts should be sent to Lower Cape Fear Hospice 1414 Physicians Drive, Wilmington NC, 28401.

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  • November 16, 2011
    Jahala Lowe says:
    Dear Buddy & Family: My deepest sympathy, thoughts and prayers go out to your family during this time. May God comfort each of you tightly in his arms and give you a peaceful strength in knowing one day you will see your loved one again. Jahala Lowe