Audrey Christine Brown

“I will cling to the old rugged cross and exchange it someday for a crown” Christine cherished that cross and exchanged it for her crown of April 11, 2013.

Audrey Christine Brown, 75, of Ballard, WV, departed this life Thursday evening, April 11, 2013 at Springfield Center in Lindside, WV. Born in Kerns (Giles Co.) on September 10, 1937 she was a daughter of the late Roy W. and Gertrude Snider Merrix. As a resident of Springfield Center, she left behind many friends that had become family and one special friend, Mary Highlander. She was preceded in death by her parents and a sister Martha Carbaugh.

She leaves to cherish her memory her daughter and son-in-law Debra and Barry Harman of Ballard, WV; her son and daughter-in-law Larry and Norma Brown of Blacksburg; her brother and sister-in-law Billy and Hazel Merrix of Huntersville, NC; her sisters and brother-in-law Marie Fletcher of Pearisburg, Mary and Sammy Huffman of Pearisburg; her nine grandchildren and her thirteen great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be conducted Sunday at 2:00 pm in the Kendall Funeral Home, 605 Snidow St., Pembroke with Pastor Terry Kornegay officiating. Burial will follow in Birchlawn Burial Park in Pearisburg. The family will receive friends at the funeral home Saturday evening from 6until 8 pm. Online condolences may be sent by visiting kendallfuneralhome.com.