Helen M. Brown, 91

MARCH 9, 1921-MAY 29, 2012

May 31, 2012
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Helen Mildred Brown, 91, of Hagerstown, Md., died Tuesday, May 29, 2012, at Coffman Nursing Home in Hagerstown.

Born March 9, 1921, in Keedysville, Md., she was the daughter of the late Roy E. and Lollie (Keets) Keets.

She was the wife of the late Edward Benjamin Brown Sr., who died July 22, 2004.

Helen was a homemaker and a member of Zion Baptist Church in Hagerstown.

She is survived by one son, Edward B. Brown Jr., and a brother, Edward L. Keets, both of Hagerstown; three grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by two brothers, Clifton Keets and William Keets; and five sisters, Frances Keets, Evelyn Johnson, Ethel Johnson, Lucy Johnson and Annabelle Brooks.

The funeral service will Monday, June 4, 2012, at 11 a.m. at Zion Baptist Church, Hagerstown. The Rev. Rickey A. Smith Sr. will officiate. Burial will be in Rest Haven Cemetery, Hagerstown.

Visitation will be Monday, June 4, 2012, from 10 to 11 a.m. at the church.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions may be made to Zion Baptist Church, 61 W. Bethel St., Hagerstown, MD 21740

Gerald N. Minnich Funeral Home, Bryan K. Kenworthy P.A., 305 N. Potomac St., Hagerstown has been entrusted with the arrangements. Online condolences are accepted at

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