December 3, 1939 ~ August 12, 2014

Born in: Buncombe Co.,
Resided in: Candler, NC

Judith Hixon Brown, 74, of Dixon Terrace, died Tuesday, August 12, 2014, at the John F. Keever Solace Center. Mrs. Brown was born in Buncombe County and was a daughter of the late Charles S. and Bonnie Fender Hixon. She was married to Bobby Brown, Sr., who died in 2008. She was a member of Deaverview Baptist Church, where she served as a youth leader and Sunday School teacher. Surviving are her three sons, Bobby Brown, Jr. (Sharon) of Candler, Steven Brown (Rhonda) of Hendersonville, and Jeffrey Brown (Donna) of Asheville; a sister, Christine Lambert of Birmingham, AL; five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be at 11:00 a.m. Friday in the Patton Avenue chapel of Groce Funeral Home with the Revs. Gary Odom and Kevin Boone officiating. Entombment will follow at Pisgah View Mausoleum. The family will receive friends at the funeral home one hour prior to the service. Memorials may be made to Pisgah Manor Health Care Center or to CarePartners Solace.

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  1. I first remember Judy when I was a little girl and my dad would get together with Charlie and my sister and brother were the age of Judy. Years went by and did not have any contact with Judy until in the ninth grade of school (Burnette Brown’s English Class) when walked in an older Freshman to the honors class. I remember thinking I know that girl but not Judy Brown and then I found out she was the same Judy Hixon from years ago. She was always Ms Bown’s class pet but I along with most all the others looked up to her for returning to school after leaving school and getting married. I think she finishing at the top of the Honors Class. God Bless you family.

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  2. I just saw Judy a month ago when I was in Asheville. We had a wonderful visit talking over old times and remembering days on the farm, Aunt Bonnie and Uncle Schovel. It was really nice. I wish there had been more time, but now she is enjoying her time with Bob, and all our family and friends. My thoughts and prayers are with you Bobby, Steve, Jeff, Christine and your families. Much love Joyce (Cricket)

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  3. Deepest sympathy. I loved judy very much, she was always a ray of sunshine, with that beautiful smile and a kind word. She would just make your day. God has a special angel in Heaven with him now and someday I will see her again.

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  4. So sorry we didn’t get to the funeral home today, but we do want all of you to know our deepest sympathy goes out to the family of Judy. The good things is Judy was a child of the King, she will not have to suffer anymore, she will be with Bob, and with all of her other family members who went before her. We love all of you and if there is anything we can do please don’t hesitate to let us know. All of you will be in our thoughts and prayers and we know all of you will miss her but just knowing she has gone to Heaven will be worth it all. May God give all of you the peace and hope that you will see her someday.

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  5. Dear Judy,
    I am glad that we became good friends. I enjoyed talking with you and I am glad that you can now be with your husband. Now you are walking on streets of gold!
    Friend Always,
    Janet

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  6. My family would like to send sincere condolences to your family for the loss of your dear loved one. May you find hope in Revelation 21:3,4. This scripture tells us very soon death will be done no more. May you pray incessantly as you cope during this most difficult time.

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  7. Hey Steve & Bobby:

    I ran into your Uncle Jack … He’s working on my Willys generator …

    He said Judy had passed away a couple of weeks ago … I’m
    sorry to hear that. If I had known I would have come by.

    Judy and Bob, Sr. were very good to me. When I came to Asheville
    in the late 70’s, I didn’t know anyone. I didn’t have any family over
    here and it was the big city for a Jackson county country boy.

    I got to know Steve at Westinghouse, worked beside him, ate with
    him and we started a band with another workmate Ron Ogle.
    During all this, I was in and out of Steve’s parent’s house. I lived in Starnes
    Cove, and the Brown homeplace was in nearby Candler. We were camping,
    taking road trips, talking cars, working (ok, well Steve was working)
    – and practicing in the Brown basement. Judy, Bob and their dog were
    always a big part of everything back then.

    We even visited Judy’s folks in Alabama. They also took me in and showed
    us a great time … water skiing on the river, climbing the mountain after
    dark and cruising in Steve Corvette — I still wonder if Bob, Sr. and Judy helped
    pay for that killer ride. It was so cool.

    During my early photography classes, I took some nice photos of
    Judy under her Dogwood trees. She looked real pretty, and I was looking
    forward to getting the prints back to her – but I blew it. The light was all
    wrong and the photos were ruined. Judy never complained about my
    mess up with the photos – that was nice of her.

    We were always visiting Bob, Sr. at a car lot somewhere. Through the years,
    out of the blue, I would stop and say hello to him. He was a gentleman
    in everyway – and a great Father. Always laughing, encouraging and being a friend.

    Later, when Bobby picked up the bass guitar, Steve suggested we
    start playing again. Bobby bought some great gear, a trailer and we
    invited the wives, Sharon and Rhonda. Brother Jeff even sang with
    us some. We played some nice jobs, especially that one down at
    Clemson. We dressed sharp, sounded good and were professional all the way.

    I stayed in touch with Bob, Sr. after his heart attack and also
    with Judy through him. He was a great caretaker and sensitive to
    her life changes.

    Bob Sr. and Judy were my Asheville parents, and Steve & Bobby were
    my brothers. I appreciate ya’ll taking me into your lives and accepting
    my rough and unpolished Jackson county ways.

    If past performance is a good indicator of future performance, maybe
    we circle back around and re-connect on something again one day.
    I would like that.

    Again, sorry you lost your Mom.

    I too, like you, am an orphan.

    Optimistically,
    Will ‘T-Bird’ Springer
    Quasi Brown Brother

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  8. Hey Steve & Bobby:

    I ran into your Uncle Jack … He’s working on my Willys generator …

    He said Judy had passed away a couple of weeks ago … I’m
    sorry to hear that. If I had known I would have come by.

    Judy and Bob, Sr. were very good to me. When I came to Asheville
    in the late 70’s, I didn’t know anyone. I didn’t have any family over
    here and it was the big city for a Jackson county country boy.

    I got to know Steve at Westinghouse, worked beside him, ate with
    him and we started a band with another workmate Ron Ogle.
    During all this, I was in and out of Steve’s parent’s house. I lived in Starnes
    Cove, and the Brown homeplace was in nearby Candler. We were camping,
    taking road trips, talking cars, working (ok, well Steve was working)
    – and practicing in the Brown basement. Judy, Bob and their dog were
    always a big part of everything back then.

    We even visited Judy’s folks in Alabama. They also took me in and showed
    us a great time … water skiing on the river, climbing the mountain after
    dark and cruising in Steve Corvette — I still wonder if Bob, Sr. and Judy helped
    pay for that killer ride. It was so cool.

    During my early photography classes, I took some nice photos of
    Judy under her Dogwood trees. She looked real pretty, and I was looking
    forward to getting the prints back to her – but I blew it. The light was all
    wrong and the photos were ruined. Judy never complained about my
    mess up with the photos – that was nice of her.

    We were always visiting Bob, Sr. at a car lot somewhere. Through the years,
    out of the blue, I would stop and say hello to him. He was a gentleman
    in everyway – and a great Father. Always laughing, encouraging and being a friend.

    Later, when Bobby picked up the bass guitar, Steve suggested we
    start playing again. Bobby bought some great gear, a trailer and we
    invited the wives, Sharon and Rhonda. Brother Jeff even sang with
    us some. We played some nice jobs, especially that one down at
    Clemson. We dressed sharp, sounded good and were professional all the way.

    I stayed in touch with Bob, Sr. after his heart attack and also
    with Judy through him. He was a great caretaker and sensitive to
    her life changes.

    Bob Sr. and Judy were my Asheville parents, and Steve & Bobby were
    my brothers. I appreciate ya’ll taking me into your lives and accepting
    my rough and unpolished Jackson county ways.

    If past performance is a good indicator of future performance, maybe
    we circle back around and re-connect on something again one day.
    I would like that.

    Again, sorry you lost your Mom.

    I too, like you, am an orphan.

    Optimistically,
    Will ‘T-Bird’ Springer
    Quasi Brown Brother

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