Remembering Margie Nell Otwell Brown

Margie Nell Otwell Brown

Margie Nell Otwell Brown, age 85, joined the Lord Saturday, January 7, peacefully at home with her loved ones. She was born August 21, 1937 in Vienna, Louisiana to Owens and Florence “Blue” Otwell. On August 27, 1955, she married Stanley Allen “Buster” Brown at Dubach Pentecostal Church. 

Margie was affectionately known by her loved ones as “Nanny.” She spent her life as a devoted wife, homemaker, and mother to many. Nanny spent many years teaching Sunday school. Her love and passion for children stretched well beyond her Sunday school class.  She babysat many of the children in her community where she was known as “Nanny Brown.”

Nanny was an avid football fan. She looked forward to every Saints and LSU game. In the spring, Nanny enjoyed spending time in her garden. You could find her outside tending to her yard. Her favorite flower was a tulip and the biggest, greenest fern she could find.

Nanny is preceded in death by her parents, her husband of 43 years, and her first born son, Billy Dean Brown. She is survived by her brother, Harold Otwell of Dubach; sister, Donna Foster of Dubach; daughter, Debra Norman and husband Donald of Dubach; sons, Greg Brown of Dubach, Rick Brown and wife Chris of Choudrant; 8 grandchildren; 11 great grandchildren; 2 great-great grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Serving as pallbearers will be Allen Brown, Nathan Brown, Dylan Chandler, Logan Sanderson, Cain Martin, Aaron Martin, Olen Chandler, and Eli Norman. Also serving as honorary pallbearer will be Chris Norman.

A celebration of life will be held Tuesday, January 10, 2023 at Kilpatrick Funeral Home in Ruston, Louisiana. Visitation will begin at 12:00 PM and the service at 1:00 PM. Graveside ceremony to follow at Mineral Springs Cemetery in Dubach, Louisiana, under the direction of Kilpatrick Funeral Homes – Ruston.

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