Sally P. Brown

Published 7:30 pm Thursday, December 9, 2010

Sally P. Brown, 77, went home to be with her Lord, Jesus Christon Dec. 7, 2010, after bravely battling a long illness with dignityand courage.

She was born on Dec. 9, 1932, in Brookhaven to John Bent Perkinsand Julia Herring Perkins. Sally attended the University ofMississippi and was a member of the Chi Omega Sorority.

She is preceded in death by her husband, James Everett Pidgeon Jr.,and her son, John Michael Pidgeon.

She leaves behind her sons, J. Everett Pidgeon III (Amy Maynard)and Patrick D. Pidgeon of Los Angeles; her three grandchildren,Brent W. Pidgeon, Jordan Rachell Pidgeon and Kelsey A. Pidgeon; andher two brothers, John B. Perkins (Margaret Ann) and James H.Perkins (Patti).

She was a member of Second Presbyterian Church, Memphis GardenClub, the Little Garden Club, and one of the early volunteers ofthe Bunny Room Project at Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital. A giftedartist, she enjoyed painting portraits and landscapes. Sally was anationally known horticulturist, having won multiple national blueribbons for her ferns and exotic plants. She will always beremembered as an avid lover of animals, especially her belovedBarney and Stewart. Often she would house and provide care for manystray and homeless dogs.

She was a remarkable mother, grandmother and mother-in-law, as wellas a friend to all who knew her. She will be greatly missed by herfamily, friends and all the people whose lives she touched.

Visitation will be held from 6 until 8 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 10, atMemorial Park Funeral Home in Memphis, Tenn. Funeral services willbe held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Dec. 11, at Second PresbyterianChurch. Interment will be in Memorial Park Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be sent to LeBonheur Children’s Hospital in Memphis, or the ASPCA.

Condolences may be offered at www.MemorialParkOnline.com.