Grace Brown Laxton, age 77, of Dudley Shoals, passed away September 26, 2016 at her residence. She was born in Watauga County on May 29, 1939 to the late Roby Jones and Duluth Lawrence Brown. Grace was a member of Temple Hill Baptist Church. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, and great grandmother. She served the Lord with gladness. She was an example of her Savior’s love, patience and strength. She passed that love to her children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren. She wanted them to have a desire to live for the Lord. To accept him as their Savior. Praise God her family has! Her desired legacy was just that. That her children and their families come to know Christ. She will continue to live on, not only in our memories, but in the legacy that she has left behind. That we (her family) may serve the Lord. That others will see Christ in and through her family. All praise to God! One generation passeth away and another generation cometh. Ecclesiastes 1:4.
In addition to her parents Grace was preceded in death by her husband of 50 years, Johnny W. Laxton and two sisters, Betty Levering & Johnsie Wallen.
Grace leaves to cherish her memory daughters, Teresa Conley & husband Bobby, Johnna Benfield & husband Daryl, two sisters, Mary Stamey and Virginia Hall & husband Jimmy, two brothers, Bill Brown and Rom Brown & wife Brenda, four grandchildren, Justin Conley & wife Kaycee, Erin Smith & husband Patrick, Elicha Jolly & husband Dylan, and Jonathan Benfield, two great grandchildren, Bentley Conley & Blake Conley, nephew, Steve Wallen, and a host of nieces, nephews, and special friends.
Visitation will be Friday, September 30, 2016 from 6:00-8:00 pm at Temple Hill Baptist Church. The funeral service will be Saturday, October 1, 2016 at Temple Hill Baptist Church at 11:00 am. The Rev. Darrell Hatchell will be officiating. Burial will take place in the church cemetery. Pallbearers will include: Bobby Conley, Justin Conley, Bentley Conley, Jonathan Benfield, Steve Wallen, Ricky Hall, and Randy Hall.
Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Alexander Funeral and Cremation Service.
Condolences may be sent to http://www.alexfuneralservice.com.