Lavonne Brown, age 82, died on Monday, April 19, 2021 at Randolph Hospice House in Asheboro. 

Born on January 5, 1939, in Moore County, Lavonne was the daughter of the late Katie Barber Jordan. 

Lavonne worked for many years as a Telephone Operator for Southern Bell.

In addition to her mother, she was preceded in death by her two brothers: Harlon E. Jordan Sr. “Bo” and Farrell W. Jordan “Buck”; her first husband William “Bill” Thomas Smith and also her second husband Jimmy Lee Brown. 

She is survived by her two sons: Stan and wife Pam Smith of Whitsett, NC; Barry Smith of Greensboro, NC; three grandchildren: Eric, Brian, Samantha; and three great grandchildren. 

A funeral service will be held on Sunday, April 25, 2021 at 2 PM at Bethlehem Baptist Church in Carthage. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service. 

Memorial contributions may be made to: Randolph Hospice House 1801 Westchester Drive, High Point, NC 27262. 

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Services entrusted to Fry & Prickett Funeral Home.


Visitation: April 25, 2021 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Bethlehem Baptist Church
1838 Bethlehem Church Road
Cathage, NC 28327


Funeral Service: April 25, 2021 2:00 pm

Bethlehem Baptist Church
1838 Bethlehem Church Road
Cathage, NC 28327


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  1. so sorry to hear of Lavonne’s death. she was a classmate of mine. shared some good times with her and william.

  2. Prayers for Lavonne’s family!! I thought a lot of Lavonne and her siblings and parents. Family look to the Lord for comfort, help and strength!! Read John chapter 14 for help and comfort.

    Paul and Linda Horner

  3. Love and Prayers to the family of Lavonne Brown sorry for the loss of this great, sweet, and wonderful lady. She’ll be missed by many..I love the whole family. Remember Psalms 23 you guy’s will always be in our hearts and prayers.
    Love and Prayers!
    Our deepest Sympathy,
    Crystal Garner & Johnny Harmon (Fiance’)

  4. Love & Prayers,
    Our Deepest Sympathy,,
    Bunnie Garner & Darrell Phillips

    Prayers for the family of Lavonne Brown

  5. dennis gaines and cindy gaines and mickey gaines , jordan gaines and heidi gaines and marcie gaines mashburn and son jarrett mashburn and daughter hannah , nicholas gaines and son carter gaines and step daughter hollie fuqway , hannah mashburn keifer and daughters emerson and eremy keifer we sorry just now here about this 8 months later ! they say they lost my dad number we loved lavonne ! my mother died! in 2020 ! she will be missed!

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