Novella Faye (Haneline) Brown

June 11, 1946 ~ June 13, 2022 (age 76)


It is with great sadness that the family of Novella Faye Haneline Brown announces her passing on Monday, June 13, 2022 at the age of 76.

Novella was born on June 11, 1946 in Iredell County, North Carolina to the late William Clyde Haneline and Madia Swaim Haneline.

She graduated from Cool springs in 1964 and also graduated from Statesville Business College.  She was employed by Bet & Bo, JC Penny Warehouse & Catalog and retired from K-Mart after 25 years in 2009.

She enjoyed sewing for her family and the public, shopping, vacations with her family, and cheering on her grandchildren at band competitions, volleyball and cheerleading events.

She married Leonard Kelly Brown on June 25, 1966 and was devoted to him for 55 years.  Novella was also a member of Monticello United Methodist Church for 55 years and enjoyed preparing meals for church members and helping with the chicken BBQ fundraisers.

Those left to cherish her memory are her husband, Leonard Kelly Brown; her son, Darin Keith Brown and wife Kelly, her daughter, Dana Brown Tilley and husband Shoun; and son, Joel David Brown and wife; her sister Bonita Haneline, and a niece and nephew.

Also left to cherish their “Na-Na” and Mimi’s” memory are her beloved grandchildren, Caleb Anthony Brown, Sarah Ann Brown and Emily Nicole Brown.

A service to celebrate the life of Novella Brown will be held at 2:00 pm, Monday, June 20, 2022, Monticello United Methodist Church, with Rev. Cokie Bristol officiating.  The family will visit with friends at 1:00 pm at the church.  Burial will follow the service at Iredell Memorial Gardens.

Memorials may be made in her memory to Monticello United Methodist Church, 308 Island Ford Road, Statesville, NC 28625 and Hospice and Palliative Care of Iredell County, 2341 Simonton Road, Statesville, NC 28625.  The family wishes to thank the nurses and staff at HOIC for their care of our beloved mom.  

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June 20, 2022

1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Monticello United Methodist Church

Celebration of Life
June 20, 2022

2:00 PM
Monticello United Methodist Church

Interment following funeral service
June 20, 2022

Iredell Memorial Gardens
2304 Shelton Ave.
Statesville, NC 28677


Monticello United Methodist Church
308 Island Ford Road,, Statesvile NC 28625

Hospice and Palliative Care of Iredell County
2341 Simonton Rd., Statesville NC 28625

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