Mary Ethel Brown Joye-Lowe, 91, the beloved mother of Henry J. (Lois) Joye, Jr. and Larry Gene (Barbara) Joye, went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, February 20, 2014 at Georgetown Memorial Hospital.  
Mrs. Lowe was born the daughter of Jake Brown and Rose Rouse Brown on August 9, 1922 in Marion County.  She was a retired employee with the Georgetown County School District.  She was a charter member of the First Church of the Nazarene of Georgetown where she served and ministered in numerous positions including: Sunday School Teacher, Women’s Auxiliary, and the Church Board.   She committed her life to acts of selfless giving, fervent prayer, and an unconditional love to earn her the distinguished titles – Beloved Mother.    
 She leaves behind:  her two sons; three grandchildren, Timothy R. Joye, Traci (Ed) Watson, Jay (Erin) Joye; and four great-grandchildren, Makenzie, Parker, Elijah Brooks, and Ellison.   She also leaves behind:  six brothers, Paul T. Brown, Willie (Ellen) Brown, Donnie (Margaret) Brown, Jake (Anne) Brown, Lewis (Jane) Brown, and Terry (Debbie) Brown; two sister-in-laws, Jacqueline Brown and Maybelle Brown; and numerous nieces and nephews. 
She was predeceased by: her parents, her husbands, Henry J. Joye, Sr., Dillion C. Lowe, and Daniel W. Mills; and three brothers, Leon Brown, Jake F. Brown, and Robert L. Brown.
A Going Home Celebration will be graveside at 3 PM, Sunday, February 23, 2014 in the Pennyroyal Memorial Gardens directed by the Georgetown Chapel of McKenzie Funeral Home.
 Visitation will be 6-8PM, Saturday evening, February 22, 2014 at the Georgetown Chapel.
 McKenzie Funeral Home is honored to serve the Joye family.  

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