B. Marie Brown


B. Marie Brown, daughter of the late Hugh and Ruby Spivey of Louisburg, North Carolina, was born on July 25, 1943 in Louisburg, North Carolina. She was the middle child of three girls.     After graduating high school she moved to Washington D.C. with relatives for a short period of time, before moving to Boston, Massachusetts to seek better employment opportunities. She was hired by The Polaroid Corporation and took advantage of job related courses and worked herself up the ladder to become a Senior Administrator. A position she held for approximately 35 years before retiring in 2001. Marie also had a passion for cosmetology and had a very selective clientele that she served in the evenings and on the weekends. Over the years she also volunteered and worked at the Milton General and Local Election polls, was the founder of the Milton Parent Teacher Student Friends Organization at Milton High School, active participant of the Milton Neighborhood Association, Milton Library Committee, Milton Neighborhood Watch and Milton Booster Club. During her early years in Boston she met the love of her life, Gene Brown and they married in 1968. They have one daughter, Gena Brown. Prior to and after retirement Marie became an avid walker of the neighborhood with her beloved dog Caramel. If she was not with Caramel, she was riding her bicycle to see what needed to be done to improve the neighborhood. She was affectionately known as the Mayor of the Milton. As an active voice of the neighborhood she was always a familiar face at Milton Town Hall expressing the changes needed to Milton: from freshly paved streets to assisting in the pathway for Concord Baptist Church of Boston to come her beloved town of Milton. Marie was always known for greeting and welcoming new and old neighbors to Milton and letting them know she was always a phone call away. Marie was a long time member of Phelps Chapel Baptist Church in Louisburg, North Carolina; before joining Concord Baptist Church of Boston. After a long battle with Cancer, Marie was cared for by an in-home hospice with the love and support of family and friends. Marie was preceded in death by her older sister Helen Brodie of Fayetteville, North Carolina. She leaves to mourn her beloved husband Gene, daughter Gena and a younger sister Darlene Alston of Louisburg, North Carolina. She also leaves a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends in North Carolina, Georgia, Florida, New York and Washington D.C. During her battle with cancer Willie Johnson (Flo) and Ruth Carrington saw that Marie made every appointment and took her medications on time and reminded Marie of her refills as needed. They were able to assist Gena and I in caring for Marie for many years. A Funeral Service will be held in the Concord Baptist 180 Blue Hill Ave., MILTON, Thursday at 12 PM. Relatives and friends invited. A visitation will be at 11:30 – 12. Donations in Marie’s name may be made to the Dana Farber.