August 13, 1928 ~ March 11, 2022

Born in: Buncombe County, NC
Resided in: Asheville, NC

Viann Nettie (Melton) Brown, 93, of Fletcher, died Friday, March 11, 2022 at Universal Health Care, Fletcher.

Born in Buncombe County, she was the wife of the late Paul Brown, to whom she was married 40 years, and the daughter of the late Samuel Logan and Vienna Lola (Bradley) Melton. She was also preceded in death by a son, Homer Claude Brown, and three brothers: Kenneth, Carlson, and Martin Melton.

A member of Mt. Zion Baptist Church, Viann was a child of God and loved her Lord, church, and family. She also enjoyed gardening, sewing and crafts.

Viann is survived by her loving sister and caregiver, Barbara Brooks of Asheville; two grandchildren: Stephanie Nicole Brown Penland (Randy) and Joe Lynn Brown (Sommer); five great-grandchildren: Brittany and Ashley Cutshaw, Elijah Penland, Josiah Paul Brown, and MiKayla (Foster) Watkins; four great-great grandchildren: Caden and Greyson Cutshaw, Nicholas Chiah, and Aria Watkins; a sister-in-law, Maxine Melton; and many nieces and nephews.

A graveside service will be held on Thursday, March 17, 2022 at 2:00 PM at Tweed’s Chapel Cemetery with Pastor Jonathan Howell Rogers officiating. Viann will lie in repose from 9 AM until 5 PM Wednesday and again Thursday until 12 PM at Groce Funeral Home at Lake Julian, where friends may view and sign the guest register.

Groce Funeral Home at Lake Julian is assisting the family.

Services

For those who wish to pay their respects: March 16, 2022 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Groce Funeral Home at Lake Julian
72 Long Shoals Road
Arden, NC 28704

(828)687-3530
http://www.grocefuneralhome.com

Room: Dogwood

For those who wish to pay their respects: March 17, 2022 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Groce Funeral Home at Lake Julian
72 Long Shoals Road
Arden, NC 28704

(828)687-3530
http://www.grocefuneralhome.com

Room: Dogwood

Graveside Service: March 17, 2022 2:00 pm

Tweeds Chapel Cemetery
Cane Creek Road
Fairview, NC 28730

828-252-3535

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  1. Viann was such a beautiful soul with a wonderful heart for others. I will always cherish her and am so blessed to have known her.

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  2. Viann put her SUNSHINE into our hearts forever. What a genuine, honest and caring person! God bless her family and friends.

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  3. A woman full of love for God and all her met her. I spent many Friday nights with my dad praising God singing at her houseđź’—

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  4. Viann had a big heart radiating an inviting warmth that enveloped us from the moment we moved in next door.
    She is remembered and recalled with love.

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  5. OUR THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS GO OUT TO YOU AND THE FAMILY DURNING THE LOSS OF YOUR LOVED ONE VIVIAN IS IN A BETTER PLACE NO MORE SORROW OR PAIN SHE IS SINGING IN THE HOLY CHOIR WITH THE LORD AND ALL HER FRIENDS , AND FAMILY ,DOC &LINDA BUTLER AND FAMILY

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  6. We were so sorry to hear that Viann had passed away. She was a special person to everyone. I can still see and hear her and mother talking and laughing. Both….. doing more talking than hearing what was being said. They were from a special generation. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family. Always cherish the special moments you shared with her through the years.

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