Susan Brown (7-19-18) service 7-22-18


Susan Brown, of Savannah, was born in Belleville, Illinois on Jan. 22, 1948, the daughter of the late Pete Hardin and Mildred Francis Wottowa Brown. After graduating from Ole Miss, she became an integral part of the family businesses, eventually serving as the corporate secretary and treasurer for MBE, Inc.  On June 24, 2000 she married Jack L. Adams and they made their home in Savannah.

A faithful member of First United Methodist Church, Susan was a true servant, dedicated to the betterment of life for those around her and for the animals she loved. She was involved in numerous charitable organizations and worked closely with the Meals on Wheels program while actively supporting St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital and LeBonheur Children’s Hospital in Memphis.

Susan had a special place in her heart for animals, especially dogs, as demonstrated by her memberships in The Humane Society of the U.S., the Hardin County Humane Society and the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals. Not content to “just be a member,” Susan was devoted to rescuing, fostering and saving dogs while supporting organizations with those goals.

Susan Brown left us on Thursday, July 19, at the age of 70 years, 5 months and 27 days.

She is survived by her husband Jack L. Adams of Savannah; her step-children Allison Jones and her husband John of Kitty Hawk, North Carolina, Nicole Geddie, also of Kitty Hawk, and Jason Adams and his wife Alecia of Charlotte, North Carolina; four step-grandchildren; her sister, Marilyn B. Wheat and her husband Bob of Eufaula, Alabama; and her niece, Andrea Heyes and nephews, Matt Brown and Blake Brown.

Other than her parents, Susan was preceded in death by her brother, Michael N. Brown.

Donations may be made in Susan’s memory to First United Methodist Church in Savannah at 270 Main Street, Savannah, Tennessee 38372, the Hardin County Animal Shelter at 140 Legion Drive, also in Savannah, and St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital at 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, Tennessee 38105.

Memorial services were held on Sunday, July 22, at 2 p.m., at First United Methodist Church  in Savannah with Joe Rutherford officiating.