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Christina Lee BrownPassing: March 15, 2023


Bonds Chapel

Funeral Service

Monday, March 20th @ 11:00am


Chastain Funeral Home

Sunday, March 19th @ 2:00pm-6:00pm


Spice Valley Cemetery

Monday, March 20th

MITCHELL – Christina Lee Brown, 76, passed away Wednesday, March 15, 2023, at White River Lodge in Bedford.

Born November 28, 1946, in Lawrence County, she was the daughter of Harry Hardin “Sonny” Jr. and Sheila Loraine (Carroll) Dorsett.  Christina married Larry Thomas Brown on January 23, 1965, and he survives.  They were married for 58 years.

Christina was a 1964 graduate of Mitchell High School.  She started working as a library aide at Mitchell Community Schools in 1976 and became the Extracurricular Activity Treasurer in 1984; retiring in 2015 after 31 years.  Christina was known for her cooking and catering.  Cooking was her love language and she made hundreds of persimmon puddings over her lifetime.  Christina had a servant’s heart and gave to everybody.  She never met a stranger.  Christina was a member of Bonds Chapel and was the most dedicated Christian woman.

Surviving are her husband, Larry Thomas Brown of Mitchell; children, Melissa Ann (Steven) Deer of Knoxville, Tennessee and Rebecca Lynn Mason of Mitchell; grandchildren, Joshua David (Katie) Deer, Nathan Daniel Deer, Cole Thomas Mason, and Logan Patrick Mason; Great-granddaughter, Eliza Rose Deer; and brother, Kippie Joe (Vanessa) Dorsett of Mitchell.

Her parents and brother, Harry Clinton “Butch” Dorsett, preceded her in death.

Funeral service will be at 11:00 a.m. Monday, March 20, at Bonds Chapel with Reverend Robert Martindale officiating.  Burial will be in Spice Valley Cemetery.

The family will receive friends from 2:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. Sunday at Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center and from 10:00 a.m. until the service on Monday at Bonds Chapel.

Memorial Gifts: Bonds Chapel

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23 Guest Comments

  1. Guest: Bob Connell | Mitchell, Indiana
    Date: April 13, 2023
    Becky, I am sorry I missed this, but I have been in sort of a fog and am just coming out of it. If God ever made a better person, I haven’t met her. Bless you and your family. Bob
  2. Guest: Dave and Carol Mikuslky | Mitchell
    Date: March 22, 2023
    We are so sorry for the loss of this lovely lady. She was a true pillar in the Mitchell community. Our prayers are with Becky and the family.
  3. Guest: Shirley Wagner | Mitchell
    Date: March 18, 2023
    We will keep the family and friends in our prayers. Jerry and Shirley Wagner
  4. Guest: Don and Edna Shugak | Anchorage, Alaska
    Date: March 17, 2023
    We are so blessed to know our beautiful sister n brother in the Lord and blessed by their ministry. Thank you for coming to Pedro Bay - we are praying for the family.
  5. Guest: Carolyn Hardwick | Salem, IN
    Date: March 17, 2023
    God has gained a beautiful angel. Chris was such a sweet lady. She always seemed to have a smile on her face for everyone she met. I'm sure she is sharing that smile with everyone that she is now meeting in heaven. My heart and prayers go out to her family who, I know, miss her so much. She was a special lady.
  6. Guest: Charlotte Brown | Seymour, In
    Date: March 17, 2023
    My heart goes out to the family. Love you all.
  7. Guest: Brenda Mckain | Brownstown, Ind
    Date: March 17, 2023
    All volunteers of Lawrence County Cancer Patient Services are so sorry for your loss.
  8. Guest: Brandon Hall | Mitchell
    Date: March 17, 2023
    I didn't know Christy well, but what I did know was great. In high school when I was in student council, we would have secret santa with some of the staff. She was mine one year and gave me some of the most delicious homemade caramels. Even though I didn't know her well, I always could tell that she was kind. Prayers for you all during this time.
  9. Guest: Susan Arnold | Monroe, CT
    Date: March 17, 2023
    Christy was exactly what was printed about her. A woman of so many talents. I wanted to be the baker she was. She was absolutely incredible at all she did. Christy made my wedding dress as well as the bridesmaids dresses. Plus she made pillows using leftover material from those dresses. So sorry for the loss of this beautiful lady.
  10. Guest: Susan Arnold | Monroe, CT
    Date: March 17, 2023
    Christy was exactly what was printed about her. A woman of so many talents. I wanted to be the baker she was. She was absolutely incredible at all she did. Christy made my wedding dress as well as the bridesmaids dresses. Plus she made pillows using leftover material from those dresses. So sorry for loss of this beautiful lady.
  11. Guest: Melody Courtright | Texas
    Date: March 17, 2023
    Chris was a tallented, loving, gentle woman! Im blessed to have known her.
  12. Guest: Karla Jensen | Pedro Bsy, Alaska
    Date: March 17, 2023
    I am so sorry for the family’s loss; I am sure she is rejoicing in Glory, and my folks are there greeting her. She was such a kind and loving person, welcomed us into her home and fed us amazing food , it was the best Thanksgiving we had in the Brown home ❤. When she came to Alaska, we all considered ourselves very blessed to have her & Larry here, Love & hugs to you all, Heaven has gained another beautiful Angel.
  13. Guest: Reny Burgi | Greenwood Indiana
    Date: March 16, 2023
    Larry and all the family: I’m so sorry for your loss. There was not a more wonderful person and friend to all who had the privilege of knowing her. Our sincere thoughts and prayers 🙏🙏
  14. Guest: Paula Caudell | Mitchell, In.
    Date: March 16, 2023
    Larry, Melissa, Becky and the entire family….want you to know how much Chris was loved by so many. She walked the walk and I am sure she has been received by Christ himself with open arms. May you have peace knowing she is whole again ….will be praying for you all.
  15. Guest: Crystal Goins | Mitchell, IN
    Date: March 16, 2023
    We are so very sorry for your family’s loss. I can’t imagine how many people Chris has fed over the years. She has left a lasting legacy of love and service she has shown to us all and taught her family to continue.
  16. Guest: Tonja Shockley | Knoxville Tn 37921
    Date: March 16, 2023
    Loving Prayers for you and your family. Your in our hearts and thoughts.
  17. Guest: Patty Cottengain | Orleans IN
    Date: March 16, 2023
    Dear Larry, Becky, and Kip I am sorry for your loss. You are in my prayers and thoughts.
  18. Guest: Emmit and Judi Boone | Lenoir City, Tn
    Date: March 16, 2023
    Deepest sympathy Missy, Steve and the family. We love you and are praying for you. Emmit and Judi Boone
  19. Guest: Brad and Lee Purlee | Bedford
    Date: March 16, 2023
    Our hearts go out to this family…what a wonderful lady Chris was, and she left behind a wonderful legacy in her family. We pray that God will comfort you until you until you meet again!
  20. Guest: DeAnne (Simpson) Wade | Mitchell, IN
    Date: March 16, 2023
    Oh my. This amazing lady was so influential in my teen years. She taught so many lessons in life, love and service, sometimes without speaking a single word. My heart goes out to the whole family. She's left a beautiful legacy.
  21. Guest: Dianna fleetwood | Bedford indiana
    Date: March 16, 2023
    Known this family for many years. Christina and butch rode my dad's school bus. Keeping your family in my prayers.
  22. Guest: Martha Fields | Mitchell
    Date: March 16, 2023
    As I sit here I look around our home and see baskets that Chris made and see items that were once filled with mouthwatering caramels! She was certainly a giver of her time and many talents! She will be missed. Our condolences to Larry and family. Marc and Martha Fields
  23. Guest: Diane Chastain | Oswego, IL
    Date: March 16, 2023
    My mother loved Chris and she her. They both loved cooking for Posey events. Chris was a beautiful soul and we pray for Larry and all your family and friends in this time of sorrow.