Birdie Brown

Obituary of Birdie F. Brown

Dr. Birdie L. Faulkner Brown was born on March 14, 1924 in Prattville, Alabama to Albert J. and Mary D. Faulkner. She was nicknamed “Baby” because she was the youngest and baby of a large family of 12 children. She attended Lincoln Elementary School. After moving to Birmingham, Alabama, she attended junior high school and graduated from Parker High School. In 1948, she graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Home Economics from Alabama A & M University. While there, she was active in numerous professional and social organizations but most importantly, she met her future husband, James H. Brown. Birdie and James were supportive in all of their children’s activities. Whatever interests their children had, they made it happen: whether it was music lessons, ballet lessons, dance, tap, judo, tennis, typing, swimming, guitar, summer school, camps, basketball, football, track, cheerleading, baton, Girl Scouts, Boy Scouts, fundraisers and so many other activities. They planned great family vacations and adventures and wanted to make sure that their children had an opportunity to explore and learn from those experiences. She was a devoted Friend, Daughter, Sister, Aunt, Wife, Mother, Daughter-in-law, Mother-in-law, Grandmother and Great-Grandmother. Birdie was the strength and rock of the family. Her words, “I love you” and “Be Sweet” were her signature words. She is preceded in death by her father, Albert Faulkner; her mother Mary Faulkner; her sister, Elveniur; her brother, Allie McRae (Uncle Brother); her sister, Mary; her brother, Alexander James (Uncle Wheeler); her sister, Lulline Almeta (Aunt Lulline); her brother, Lafayette (Uncle Big Boy); her brother, Daniel J (Uncle Jack); her sister, Inez; her sister, Celia Ella (Aunt Cee); her sister, Cornelia Bell (Aunt Cornelia); her brother, Major Allen (Uncle Buddy); her son, Dr. Albert H. Brown; her daughter, Dr. Alice B. Brown; and her husband, James H. Brown DDS. She is survived by her daughters Dr. Jacqueline D. Brown Bryant (Patrick), of Laurel, MD and Dr. Renee C. Brown Pascoe (Handel) of Edmond, OK and son, Dr. James H. Brown, Jr, of New York, NY; and her grandchildren, Dana M. Davenport Esq., of Naperville, IL; Candace R. Zeller, of Phoenix, AZ; Brandon N. Pascoe, of Edmond, OK; Dr. Alexis R. Pascoe, of Galveston, TX; Dr. Jasmine A. Pascoe, of Houston, TX; Denese M. and Lawren B. Bryant, of Laurel, MD. Her great-grandchildren, Thomas “Trey” L. Davenport, III of Naperville, IL; Lena L. Davenport of Naperville, IL; Bella K. Pascoe, of Edmond, OK and a host of nieces, cousins, other family members and dear friends. There are established endowed scholarships in Birdie and the family’s names. If you wish to honor her, in lieu of flowers, you may contribute to an existing scholarship: Tennessee State University: Brown Family Scholarship by using the website and entering the “Brown Family Scholarship” name when instructed or by mailing a check to TSU Foundation; 3500 John A. Merritt Boulevard; Campus Box 9542; Nashville, TN 37209-1561 with the check made payable to “TSU Foundation” and in the Memo section enter “Brown Family Scholarship.” Alabama A & M University: "Dr. James Harvey Brown & Dr. Birdie Faulkner-Brown Scholarship for Excellence in Elementary Education" by using the website and locate the scholarship name in the ‘scrolled down’ fund list or by mailing a check to Marketing, Communication & Advancement; Alabama A & M University; 309 Patton Hall; Normal, AL 35762 with check made payable "Alabama A & M University Foundation" and in the Memo section enter "Dr. James Harvey Brown & Dr. Birdie Faulkner-Brown Scholarship for Excellence in Elementary Education." Condolences may be left in Lewis and Wright Funeral Directors’ online guestbook at You will not be able to join us in person for services and interment but will be able to be present through a Facebook live stream by Lewis and Wright Funeral Directors. You will be able to gain access through your Facebook page by entering “Lewis-Wright FD”. We hope that each and every one of you join us on Thursday, February 4th, 2021 at 5:00PM. A formal Memorial Service will be scheduled at a later date. The Brown family wishes to extend their gratitude to family, friends and the healthcare providers who have aided us with selfless deeds, compassionate words, kind gestures and fond memories.
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