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Mary Jane Brown-Setzer

Mary Jane Brown-Setzer, 83, of Durham, NC, died the morning of November 20, 2021 at Duke Regional Hospital, in Durham, NC.

Mary Jane, the daughter of the late Paul and Glen Brown was born June 11th, 1938 in Chuckey, TN. She is preceded in death by her three brothers, Jimmy L. Brown, Frank E. Brown and Billy L. Brown. She is survived by her sister, Paula A. Crouch; her daughter, Suzanna W. Atkins, her son, Matthew M. Wright; her three grandchildren, Christy Huss, Ashleigh Stevenson, Matthew Wright II and her five great-grandchildren, Ayden Huss, Nolan Huss, Gavin Wright, Alexa Stevenson and Sophia Stevenson.

She worked as a key-punch operator for 25 years prior to her retirement. Many of the loves in her life were centered around family gatherings and her cats. She was an avid Duke basketball fan and was the captain of her high school basketball team at Staunton School for the Deaf and Blind. Mary Jane loved the advances of modern technology as it made communication with friends and family accessible through video chats, emails, text messages and social media.

The visitation will be held on November 27, 2021 at Eakes Funeral Home, 834 North Main Street, Creedmoor, NC 27522 from 12:30pm to 1:45pm. Graveside services will be held at South Granville Memorial Gardens at 2pm officiated by Reverend David Richardson.

Flowers are kindly accepted.

Eakes Funeral Home in Creedmoor is assisting her Immediate Family.


  • Vonne Morgan Posted November 22, 2021 10:47 pm

    I am so sorry for your loss. I always thought the world of Mary Jane. She was always so kind.

  • Huss Family Posted November 22, 2021 11:22 pm

    Mary Jane was a lovely, lively lady and we are all blessed to have known her. She will be forever missed but never forgotten.

  • Michael Dean Posted November 22, 2021 11:59 pm

    Karen and I ,Send Our Thoughts And Prayers To You All.

  • Marc and Debby Winans Posted November 23, 2021 11:50 am

    Our thoughts and prayers go out to family and friends. She had a beautiful soul that loved everybody. She will truly be missed. Prayers for peace and understanding. She’s dancing in heaven now.

  • Tootie Spivey Posted November 23, 2021 2:08 pm

    So very sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers to the family during this difficult time .

  • Delores Funderburk Posted November 23, 2021 4:32 pm

    I am sorry in loss your sweet mom! Pray for u and family with my hug send!

  • Donna Blalock Posted November 23, 2021 7:04 pm

    It has been truly a blessing to have known Mary Jane for more than 25 years, it was my privilege to serve as interpreter for so many worship services at The Summit Church (aka Homestead Heights Baptist a church). She loved her family with such an immense love and my prayers are with you all!

  • Stacey Brooks Posted November 23, 2021 9:03 pm

    It was such an honor and privilege to know Mary! I enjoyed signing for her at Summit and learning she was from Chuckey, just down the road from where I grew up. I so want to be at her memorial service-especially since I live in Creedmoor. But sadly I am out of town for the week.
    Oh Mary! You will be missed, but I know the joy you are experiencing hearing your Savior speak and the Angels singing! Welcome home! They are saying.
    Praying for your wonderful family during this time of loss.

  • Virgil Hankins Posted November 24, 2021 1:32 am

    Our thoughts and prayers goes out to family and friends. She had wonderful sweet soul to many friends. She will be missed.

  • Kelly A Joyner, Lisa Joyner Posted November 24, 2021 8:00 pm

    So sorry for your loss, what a tough thing to go through during the holidays.

  • Gail, Rebekah & Malcolm Posted November 25, 2021 2:07 am

    Dear Matt and family,

    We are so sorry to lose Mary Jane. In our fast-changing city, she’s been a constant in our lives for 21 years (and all of Malcolm’s 17 years). We enjoyed our visits at the mailbox and already miss her just being near. Our sincere condolences.

  • Jamie & Sandy Humphreys Posted November 26, 2021 9:23 pm

    We are sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

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