Katherine Brown entered eternal rest Sunday morning, August 9, 2020 in the comfort of her home surrounded by her loved ones. She was born January 3, 1933 in Clarendon County, daughter of the late Jesse and Lou Willer McFadden. She received her education in the public schools of Clarendon and Sumter Counties. She joined Sumter Second Presbyterian Church and remained a loyal and faithful member until relocating to Washington, D. C., where she joined Pilgrim Baptist Church under the leadership of Rev. Charles W. Green. Katherine was employed in the Federal Government at the Bureau of Engraving and Printing as a Postage Stamp Book Examiner until she retired in 1973. She then worked part-time at the University of Maryland, The Fraternal Office of Police Building and NAPA as part of T&G Janitorial Services until her retirement in January 2000. Katherine was a founding member of the Washington D.C. Metro Sumterites, a social organization that existed for more than 23 years. She was active in the Eastland Gardens Civic Association and Police District 6 PSA Community Initiatives. She was Block Captain and was an integral part of the DOEE Nash Run Stream Restoration Project in 2016. Left to cherish wonderful memories of Katherine are her sister, Queen Dickerson of Woodbridge, VA; daughter, Beatrice Lewis of Jacksonville, FLA; son, Michael Brown of Washington, D.C.; grandson, Brett Lewis (Alda) of Atlanta, GA; great-grandson Grey Lewis; a host of other loving relatives and friends. In accordances with the COV19 guidelines, the family is requesting all in attendance to please wear masks. Graveside Services will be held 11:00 a. m., Wednesday, September 2, 2020 at the Hillside Memorial Park, 3001 Cains’ Mill Road, Sumter, with Elder J. Elbert Williams, Officiating. The procession will leave at 10:20 a. m. from the home, 351 Manning Avenue, Sumter.
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