Dorothy Brown


Dorothy Louise Brown, 89, of West Frankfort, Illinois, passed away Thursday May 9, 2019 in Helia Healthcare of West Frankfort at 10:10a.m.

Dorothy is a member of Trinity United Methodist Church - West Frankfort, Illinois. She was a pianist, organist, and singer. Dorothy loved the Lord and her family. She worked for Allen Industry and Dr. Don Webb O.D. 

She was preceded in death by her first husband, JW James; parents; son, Michael James; two brothers, David and Paul Barnfield; two sisters, Ruthie Shockley and Shirley Southerland.

Dorothy is survived by her husband, Paul Brown; sons: Dennis (Marianne) James and Greg (Laura) James, Phillip (Betty) Brown, Matthew (Robin) Brown; daughter, Carole (Jay) Zanton; sister, Frances Melvin; ten grandchildren; seventeen great grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held at 2:00p.m. on Sunday May 12, 2019 at Trinity United Methodist Church - West Frankfort, Illinois with Pastor Joey Dunning and Scott Johnson officiating. Burial will be in Denning Cemetery on the Orient Road. Visitation will be held from 5:00-8:00p.m. on Saturday May 11, 2019 and 12:30-2:00p.m. on Sunday May 12, 2019 at the church.

Memorials may be made to Hospice of Southern Illinois and will be accepted at the church.