Mrs. Bobbie Brown


Bobbie Hilda Vaughan Brown, 83, of Savannah, Ga., passed away peacefully on Friday, July 17, 2015, at Hospice Savannah with her family at her side. She was born March 27, 1932, in Mt. Vernon, Ga. and spent her childhood in Metter. She was the daughter of the late Robert Vaughan and Hilda Powell Vaughan. Bobbie earned her Master’s Degree in Early Childhood Education. She was an elementary school teacher for 21 years, retiring from teaching in Savannah in 1994. Bobbie was a pastor’s wife for over 40 years, serving in churches across South Georgia including nine years in Savannah at Trinity United Methodist Church from 1978 until 1987. In retirement, she was an active member of the Wilmington Island United Methodist Church through her participation in the church choir, the Seekers Sunday School Class, and the Belles and Beaus musical group. Bobbie was known as Nana to her grandchildren and great grandchildren. Her family was always her first priority. She can best be described as kind, nurturing, humble and selfless. She always had a smile on her face and was loved by all who knew her. Her hobbies included singing, ballroom dancing, and playing the piano. She was preceded in death by her sister, Joyce V. King of Claxton, Ga. Bobbie is survived by her husband of 63 years, Rev. Sanford Vandiver Brown, Sr. She is also survived by her daughter, Debra Brown Johnson (James) of Columbus, Ga.; daughter, Barbara Brown Greer (Rick) of Savannah, Ga.; son, Sanford V. Brown, Jr (Theresa) of Brooks, Ga.; granddaughter, Frankie Ann Mitchell (Adam) of Atlanta, Ga.; granddaughter, Kendall Johnson Kim (Jong) of Johns Creek, Ga.; grandson, Kyle Johnson of Columbus, Ga.; and two great-grandchildren, Kensleigh and Mikah Kim. She is also survived by her sister, Martha V. Yarbrough of Claxton, Ga. and her half-sister, Carol V. Donaldson of Metter, Ga. A celebration of life service was held on Wednesday, July 22, at Wilmington Island United Methodist Church. The Reverend Jim Rush officiated. Burial was in Forest Lawn Memory Gardens. In lieu of flowers, donations may be given in her honor to Unto the Least of His Ministry (