Jane Parker Brown was born February 22, 1937, to Farnelle McGee Lane and Lewis Lane. Before her second birthday she won her first of many beauty awards. She spent her childhood attending schools in Fayetteville, TN. She was in the graduating class of Central High School 1956 whose school burned the night before graduation.
Her early twenties were spent working as a professional secretary and nurturing her first born daughter, Mary Parker. Another marriage produced her second born, a son Jeffrey Lane Parker.
She met her third husband, Allen Brown and his four children in 1968. His international engineering job with Western Electric and AT&T moved them to Greensboro, NC. She quickly became a successful realtor for the next 30 years until a vision disability forced her retirement.
Through the years she was able to travel with her husband to many areas of the world. Their favorites were Greece and Portugal. While home, they enjoyed gardening, their pool, and gourmet cooking.
After her husband died, Jane and her sister, Gloria Lane Bevill, shared the care of their beloved mother, Farnelle McGee Lane. She returned to Fayetteville to be near her son and sister and special cousin Faye Liddie.
Jane had elegant tastes from fine fashion to fine food. She had an excellent memory full of detail. She was quick-witted, smart, and wry with a sharp tongue, yet indelibly charming, caring, funny and gracious.
In the final years, Jane met many health challenges with a strong will and faith in God.
Mrs. Brown is survived by her daughter, Mary Parker; son Jeffrey Lane Parker and his wife Molly; sister, Gloria Lane Bevill; and cousin, Faye Liddie. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death be her husband, Allen N. Brown.
A private family burial was held at Rose Hill Cemetery.
Higgins Funeral Home is honored to serve the family of Jane Parker Brown.