Catherine Gore Brown, 72, departed this earthly life on Monday, Jan. 1, 2018, at Palmetto Health Tuomey, Sumter.

Born on Oct. 9, 1945, in Lee County, she was a daughter of the late Johnnie A. Gore Sr. and Janie Wilson Gore. She was educated in the public schools of Lee County and was a 1965 graduate of Mount Pleasant High School. She attended Morris College to further her education and worked as a substitute teacher in Sumter County schools for a period of time. At an early age, she joined Unionville AME Church and was a faithful worker as the church secretary for 35 years until her health failed.

She leaves to cherish her memories: her brother, Johnnie A. (Joan) Gore Jr. of Sumter; a sister-in-law, Frances Wilson; and a host of nieces, nephews, grandnieces, grandnephews, great-grandnieces, great-grandnephews, other relatives and friends.

The family is receiving relatives and friends at the home of her brother, 101 Vining St., Sumter.

Funeral services will be held at 2:30 p.m. on Saturday at Unionville AME Church, 1330 Swimming Pen Road, Mayesville, with the Rev. Alvin E. Webb, pastor, eulogist.

The procession will leave at 1:45 p.m. from the home of her brother.

Burial will be at Unionville AME Churchyard cemetery.

Services directed by the management and staff of Williams Funeral Home Inc., 821 N. Main St., Sumter.

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