Sandra Atnip Brown

Born in Smithville, Tennessee on July 10, 1941

Departed on June 29, 2020 and resided in Hendersonville, Tennessee

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Sandra Atnip Brown, age 78, of Hendersonville, Tennessee, passed away on June 29, 2020.

Sandy is preceded in death by her parents, Oliver Lee Atnip and Elizabeth Allene Atnip. She is survived by her husband of 47 years, Dr. Benjamin H. Brown Jr., their daughters, Elizabeth Ashley Brown Brown (Clint) of Nashville, Margaret Allison Brown Bowen of Nashville, and Amy Anne Brown Bell (Jeremy) of Mountain Brook, Alabama, her grandchildren, Elizabeth Blair Brown, John Benjamin Bell and Anne Catherine Bell. In addition, she is survived by her beloved Maltese, Sonny Brown.

Sandy was born July 10, 1941 in Smithville, Tennessee and was a longtime member of the Church of Christ. Prior to marriage, she spent many years with Third National Bank in Nashville. It was there that she met her husband. Married in 1973, Sandy and Ben began their life together in Gainesville, Florida, where he was completing a graduate degree. They returned to Tennessee, eventually residing in Hendersonville until the time of her death. The primary focus of Sandy’s life was creating a loving home and caring for her husband and three daughters. She later enjoyed lending her talents to the Law Offices of Jim Fuqua and Randy Stamps.

She enjoyed traveling with her family, spending time with her adored grandchildren, caring for her roses, and most importantly, treasured her faith. She was deeply loved and will forever be missed.

A visitation will be held from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM on Sunday, July 5, 2020 and from 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM on Monday, July 6, 2020. A Celebration of Life, led by Mark McInteer of Hillsboro Church of Christ, will begin at 12:00 PM on Monday, July 6, 2020. All services will be held at Hendersonville Memory Gardens, Funeral Home & Cremation Center at 353 East Main Street, Hendersonville, Tennessee 37075. The family welcomes contributions to the Hillsboro Church of Christ in honor of Sandra Brown, as an expression of sympathy in lieu of flowers.

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15 Comments to Sandra Atnip Brown

  1. Joyce Green
    July 1, 2020 4:29 pm

    To the family of Mrs. Sandra Brown:

    Please accept my sincere, heartfelt condolences for the loss of Mrs. Brown. I know this is a very difficult and painful period for you. It is my hope that you will gradually find comfort in the days ahead. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

  2. Jo Ann M Hess
    July 3, 2020 5:22 pm

    Ben and Family,
    So saddened to learn of Sandra’s passing and we send our sympathy to you, your lovely daughters and their families. She will truly be missed and we pray for the support of family and friends during this difficult time. Our thoughts and prayers will be with you on Sunday and Monday. Wish we lived closer so we could attend our first cousin’s service.
    Jo Ann & Tom

  3. David Fowlkes
    July 4, 2020 10:44 am

    Ben, so sorry to hear of Sandra’s death. It seems to have come up so suddenly so I know you must still be in shock. Please know that I and many of your high school buddies will be praying for you and for your family.I plan to see you at the funeral home.

  4. Leydonna Dugger
    July 4, 2020 11:13 am

    Ben and family,
    My heartfelt thoughts and prayers are with you as you find peace and strength. So sorry to hear of Sandy’s death! I always enjoyed being with her at the Class of 58 lunches. May God be with you during this time!

    Leydonna Dugger

  5. Susan Gratz
    July 4, 2020 4:59 pm

    Dr. Brown, you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.

  6. Bob Lynch
    July 5, 2020 6:53 am

    Ben and Family,
    I worked with Ben and Sandra at Third National Bank and am so sorry to hear of her passing. She was a very sweet lady, and I think she made a big impression on anyone that knew her. Our prayers are with you.

    Bob(by) Lynch

  7. Vance Rugaard
    July 5, 2020 8:51 am

    Ben… So sorry to hear this news. Love and prayers to all of the Brown family. God be with you in the weeks and months ahead.

  8. James N. Moss
    July 5, 2020 10:37 am

    Ben and family, we are sorry for the loss of Sandra. You and the family are in our thoughts and prayers. A statement from an unknown we hope is appropriate “Death leaves a heartache no one can heal; love leaves a memory no one can steal.”
    James & Nina

  9. Michael and Lynn Capps
    July 5, 2020 10:41 am

    Clint and Family,

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.

    For I am convinced that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor rulers, nor things present, nor things to come, nor powers, nor height, nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord. Romans 8:35, 37- 39

  10. Barbara Adkisson Suhadolnik
    July 5, 2020 10:45 am

    Ben, I am so sorry for your loss. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.

  11. Helen Thompson Petty
    July 5, 2020 10:59 am

    My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this time.

  12. Ken and Mary Etta Lavender.
    July 5, 2020 1:22 pm

    Hey buddy, just wanted to say how sorry me and Mary Etta are.
    Keep in touch.

  13. Janette Sagraves
    July 5, 2020 4:06 pm

    Clint and Elizabeth

    I am so sorry for your loss. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

  14. Myra Berry
    July 6, 2020 11:57 am

    I am very sorry to hear of your loss. Mrs. Brown was a lovely southern lady. She definitely made an impact on me during the short time I knew her. Probably the most impactful was the love she had for her daughters. Rest In Peace.

  15. Glenn Wade
    July 11, 2020 5:42 pm

    A wonderful and kind hearted woman. Loved her!

    My thoughts and prayers with all of you during this time.

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