Margaret Estella Moore Brown

July 29, 1917 - June 25, 2017
Margaret Estella Moore Brown


Margaret Estella Moore Brown peacefully passed away at her home on June 25, 2017.

Margaret was born on July 29, 1917, the daughter of Alexander and Lila Moore, of Kingston Ontario. She is predeceased by her husband Albert B. Brown, MD, daughter Pamela Hatch and son Albert, Jr.

She is survived by her daughters Sheila Herron of Raleigh, NC and Lauraine Clark of Washington, NC and sons Maynard Brown and Sandy Brown of Wilmington, NC, nine grandchildren and seven and a half great grandchildren.

At age 62, she graduated with Highest Honors from UNC-W majoring in English and French, and completed her Masters in English at UNC-W in 1992. She was an avid reader, writer and correspondent.

Her greatest challenge and achievement was her family. She married Albert in 1943 and after a brief honeymoon, saw him leave to serve in the European Theater during WWII. On his return to Canada, they started their family, first in Kingston Ontario, then in Baltimore MD, Saskatoon Saskatchewan, Canada and finally settling in Wilmington, NC in 1967. Throughout the triumphs and tragedies of her life she was unfailingly positive and unflappable, facing each challenge with wit, determination, patience, brilliance, kindness and grace. Her greatest gift was her capacity for love, especially for Albert and her family and for others blessed to have been touched by her spirit. She mattered and our world is richer for her presence .

There will be a graveside service at Oakdale Cemetery in Wilmington NC, July 1st, 2017 at 1:00 PM.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to PEO Scholar’s Awards, PEO Treasurer’s Department, 3700 Grand Avenue, Des Moines, IA 50312; or to the charity of one’s choice.

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  • June 27, 2017
    RB says:
    May your many memories of your mother help to sustain you at this most difficult time. As you continue to honor her through all the many wonderful expressions of her loyalty to God, her husband and family, leaving a fine example to reflect upon. Titus 2:4,5

  • June 27, 2017
    Rhonda L. Stokes says:
    Laurie so sorry to hear this! My deepest condolences to you and all of your family. Just know you are loved and prayers are with you during this difficult time.

  • June 28, 2017
    June Spencer-Francis says:
    Maynard, Brendan, and all other family members, thinking of you all during this time of grief. You mother lead a full life. May your memories carry you through a tough time. Thinking of all of you.

  • June 28, 2017
    Heidi Pritchard says:
    Maynard and Brendan, we are thinking of you both during this difficult time. Heidi, Tom, Hunter & Mac

  • June 29, 2017
    Barbara F. Waxman says:
    I will always remember with affection Margaret Brown, who was a bright, interested "nontraditional" graduate student in my M.A. in English classes at UNCW. She was a joy to work with on her Master's Thesis, a family memoir which she penned with love and eloquence. Along the way, she learned about theories of autobiography too. My sympathies to the Brown family on the passing of Margaret.