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June 14, 1941 - January 17, 2024
Burial Date January 26, 2024
A public graveside service in honor of Phyllis is planned for Friday, January 26, 2024, at 1:00PM at the West Virginia National Cemetery in Grafton, WV with Pastor Andy Fowler presiding. A reception will follow at Parkette Family Restaurant at 2022 E. Pike St., Clarksburg, WV for all who would like to join.
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Phyllis A. Brown, 82, died January 17, 2024 at her home. She was born June 14, 1941, a daughter of the late William Harry Fittro and Florence Edna Fowler Fittro in Clarksburg, WV. Her birthplace was the little neighborhood of Nutterdale, now replaced by the four-lane Route 50 near the Joyce Street exit.
She was predeceased by her paternal grandparents, Edward W. Fittro and Fama Flanigan Fittro Fowler and her maternal grandparents, Clarence Fowler, and Anna Casey Fowler Gamill.
Dr. Hugh M. Brown, whom she married April 7, 1990, died September 26, 2003.
Her son, Michael Shawn Thompson died February 19, 2019. His daughter, Ashley Brooke Thompson, Clarksburg, survives as her only granddaughter.
She is survived by her daughter, Beth Thompson Harrison and her husband Frank who reside in Colts Neck, NJ.
Three grandsons also survive, Jonathan Harrison and his wife Brittany of Tinton Falls, NJ; Daniel Harrison and his wife Alexis of Freehold, NJ; Steven Harrison and his wife Amanda of Freehold, NJ and their 3 children Ella, Dean and Lily.
Also surviving is her son, Chad Thompson and his wife Amber Shepherd Thompson who live in Pinellas Park, Florida.
The father of Phyllis’s 3 children, Fred William (Bill) Thompson died April 12, 2013.
Two step children also survive Kirk Brown and his wife Peggy of West Jefferson, Ohio, and Susan Brown Black of Ormand Beach, Florida.
Step grandsons, Michael Black, and Scott Black of Ormand Beach, Fl and Ben Black and his wife Carly of Jacksonville, FL also survive.
Margaret L. Fittro Frum, her sister also survives.
Phyllis graduated from Washington Irving High School in 1959 and from West Virginia University School of Social Work in 1979. She was a Real Estate agent and also worked for WV Division of Rehabilitation, Disability Determination Services for the Social Security Administration.
Her creative talents as a seamstress were a true gift of love to so many. She made gowns and costumes for the Odd Fellows and Rebekas Fraternal Lodge; costumes for the Act II Theatre play, My Fair Lady; a beautiful wedding dress for her daughter Beth, and many doll clothes for her great granddaughters.
Phyllis was an active member with the Stealey United Methodist Church where she volunteered, prepared, and served lunches for the Saturday Lunch Program and served in many roles and held office for the Wilsonburg Lions Club. Her travels took her all over the world and to places in the United States, including Italy, Greece, Turkey, and China. She mined for gold in Montana and gemstones in North Carolina.
She was a loving mother, grandmother, great grandmother, devoted friend, sister, aunt, and will be sadly missed.
A public graveside service in honor of Phyllis is planned for Friday, January 26, 2024, at 1:00PM at the West Virginia National Cemetery in Grafton, WV with Pastor Andy Fowler presiding.
A reception will follow at Parkette Family Restaurant at 2022 E. Pike St., Clarksburg, WV for all who would like to join.
In lieu of flowers, a donation can be made in her memory to Wilsonburg Lions Club in care of Tina Canon, 189 Chiefton Hill Road, Clarksburg WV 26301 (304-566-7863) or Stealey United Methodist Church, 521 Milford Street, Clarksburg, WV 26301
Expressions of sympathy may be extended to the family at www.amoscarvelli.com. A service of Amos Carvelli Funeral Home.
Finally, the family would like to thank Amedisys, Phyllis’s caretakers and friends, Sherree Steelmon and Dawn Zak. We are eternally grateful for your loving support and extraordinary care.