Cristi B. Brown, 52, of Mt. Vernon, went to be with the Lord at 12:39 a.m. Monday, Feb. 4, 2013, at Crossroads Community Hospital in Mt. Vernon.
She was born Monday, May 16, 1960, in Benton, daughter of Roy A. and Shirley (McBride) Brown.
Cristi attended Mt. Vernon area public schools, Rend Lake College, the University of St. Louis and graduated from Jewish Hospital School of Nursing in St. Louis and later was employed as a registered nurse for Advantage Nursing. She was a member of Park Avenue Baptist Church in Mt. Vernon, was an avid Cardinals fan, had a great sense of humor and her faith in God was very special to her.
She is survived by her parents, Roy and Shirley Brown of Mt. Vernon; three brothers, Keith Brown and wife Sharon of Mt. Vernon, Ross Brown and wife Debbie of Mt. Vernon and Mony Brown and wife Lisa of Mt. Vernon; sister, Rorie Palmer and husband Roger of Mt. Vernon; four nephews, Russell Brown and wife Angela of Mt. Vernon, Jim Lynch of Evansville, Ind., Nick Lynch and wife Amy of Evansville, Ind. and Jared Palmer of Mt. Vernon; niece, Emily Palmer of Mt. Vernon; and five great-nieces and great-nephews.
Funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday at Hughey Funeral Home in Mt. Vernon with the Rev. Gary Davenport and the Rev. Merle Fullerton officiating. Entombment will be at Mt. Vernon Memorial Gardens in Woodlawn.
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Hughey Funeral Home in Mt. Vernon.
For those who wish, memorials may be given to Park Avenue Baptist Church Food Pantry and will be accepted at the funeral home or mailed to Hughey Funeral Home, P.O. Box 721, Mt. Vernon, IL 62864.
Arrangements have been entrusted to the care of Hughey Funeral Home where you may call 242-3348 or visit www.hugheyfuneralhome1969.com for further information and to send condolences.