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Published: May 28, 2020


FRANCES LOUISE RIDDLE PASSARELLA BROWN, 95, DIED MONDAY.

SHE IS SURVIVED BY ONE SISTER: VIRGINIA BLANCHE RIDDLE ETIENNE OF LORETTO; TWIN DAUGHTERS: DESDA KATHERINE PASSARELLA HUTCHINS OF LEOMA AND TANYA PASSARELLA SANDY OF COLLIERVILLE; SONS: DANIEL HENRY PASSARELLA OF FRANKLIN; SAMUEL ADAM PASSARELLA OF LEXINGTON, SC AND A J PASSARELLA OF FLORENCE, AL; STEPSONS: MATTHEW COLEMAN BROWN OF MURFREESBORO; GREGORY ALAN BROWN OF FLORENCE, AL; STEPHEN WESLEY BROWN OF TAYLOR, MS; A LONGTIME DEDICATED EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT AND DEVOTED FRIEND, CAROLYN THOMPSON; AND 12 GRANDCHILDREN, 20 GREAT-GRANDCHILDREN, 4 GREAT GREAT-GRANDCHILDREN, 12 STEP-GRANDCHILDREN, 4 STEP-GREAT-GRANDCHILDREN.

SHE WAS A WAS A PIONEER IN TELECOMMUNICATIONS, OWNER OF LORETTO TELEPHONE COMPANY, ESTABLISHED LORETTO LIFT UP AND WAS A MEMBER OF THE LORETTO UNITED METHODIST CHURCH.

DUE TO COVID-19 AND IN RESPECT FOR THE COMMUNITY’S HEALTH & SAFETY, A PUBLIC VISITATION WILL NOT BE HELD. A PRIVATE VIEWING FOR FAMILY AND CAREGIVERS WILL BE HELD SATURDAY AT GREENHILL FUNERAL HOME. A PRIVATE GRAVESIDE SERVICE FOR FRANCES LOUISE RIDDLE PASSARELLA BROWN WILL BE HELD AT LORETTO SACRED HEART CEMETERY.

LOUISE SUPPORTED MANY COMMUNITY ORGANIZATIONS AND PROJECTS WITH HER TIME AND RESOURCES. IT WOULD BE MOST APPROPRIATE FOR REMEMBRANCES TO BE MADE TO ONE OF THE MANY THINGS SHE SUPPORTED. THEREFORE, IN LIEU OF FLOWERS AND GIFTS, CONTRIBUTIONS COULD BE MADE IN HER MEMORY TO ONE OF THE MANY ORGANIZATIONS AND CAUSES THAT LOUISE LOVED AND CARED ABOUT SO MUCH OR TO ANY ORGANIZATION OF YOUR CHOICE: 1) LORETTO LIFT-UP 2) LORETTO SACRED HEART CATHOLIC SCHOOL 3) LORETTO METHODIST CHURCH 4) LAWRENCE COUNTY LIBRARY-LORETTO 5) LAWRENCE COUNTY EDUCATION FOUNDATION 6) COLUMBIA STATE COMMUNITY COLLEGE 7) LAWRENCE COUNTY HIGHER EDUCATION FUND 8) ALZHEIMER’S ASSOCIATION 9) PAGE ROBBINS ADULT DAY CENTER- ALZHEIMER’S; COLLIERVILLE, TN 10) LORETTO HIGH SCHOOL BAND 11) ST. BERNARD ABBEY/SCHOOL; CULLMAN, AL 12) THE ORGANIZATION OF YOUR CHOICE