Elizabeth Sue Brown

September 27, 1938 - April 11, 2019
Elizabeth Sue Brown


Elizabeth Sue Brown, age 80 of Wilmington passed away on Thursday, April 11, 2019, at the Lower Cape Hospice and LifeCareCenter.

Sue was born in Wilmington on September 27, 1938, to Jason William Avant and Dora Pickett Avant. She was a graduate of New Hanover High School and worked for Southern Bell as an operator for 7 years and later worked in retail sales, including Best Products Store for 17 years. She was involved with many local beauty pageants for over 20 years and served as the Director of the Teen Miss Wilmington Pageant for many years.

Sue is survived by her husband of 62 years James R. Brown; three children, Russ Brown (Frances), Pam Caulk (Duke), and Jason Brown; two grandchildren Megan Caulk and Cody Caulk; and two great-grandchildren, Owen Caulk, and Jaxson Williams. She was preceded in death by her parents, and two brothers, Jimmy and Larry Avant.

The family will see friends from 6 to 8 pm Monday, April 15, 2019, at Wilmington Funeral Chapel.

Funeral service will be 11 am Tuesday, April 16, 2019, at the graveside in Greenlawn Memorial Park officiated by Rev. Doug Faulk.

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  • April 13, 2019
    RH says:
    To the Family. Our condolence. When Jesus was on earth he ‘cured every sort of disease and every sort in infirmity.’ Soon he will perform those miracle again when we see our loved ones in Paradise. Matthew 9:35; John 11:25; John 5:28

  • April 13, 2019
    Linda Oxford says:
    James,Russ,Pam,Jason & Family, I am sorry to hear about Sue's passing. I have so many great memories from our pageant days and all the pictures Sue and James took. We all became family. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you.

  • April 13, 2019
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  • April 18, 2019
    Pat Perritte Henderson says:
    James & Family, So sorry for your loss of Sue. She was always a sweet and pleasant person. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.