Obituary: Harriet Brown

Obituary: Harriet Brown

The Birmingham native and longtime Sodexo employee waged an extended battle with Alzheimer's.

Harriet Fleisher Brown, 78, of Decatur passed away peacefully Sunday, Oct. 8, 2017, after a long bout with Alzheimer’s.

She was born to Jake and Dorothy Fleisher, of blessed memory, in Birmingham, Ala. After growing up in Birmingham, Harriet attended the University of Alabama and later moved to Dallas, where she met her husband of 49 years, Marvin. Harriet and Marvin soon married and moved to Atlanta to start their family together. Harriet worked for Sodexo at Georgia Tech and Emory for many years. She loved cooking, shopping, spending time with her family and traveling all over the world with Marvin.

Harriet is survived by her daughters, Jodie Brown and Robyn Ripps (and her husband, Scott), and by her grandchildren, Emma and Jacob Ripps. She was preceded in death by her husband, Marvin Brown.

An online guestbook is available at In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association. A graveside service will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 10, 2at Crest Lawn Memorial Park with Rabbi Loren Lapidus officiating. Arrangements by Dressler’s Jewish Funeral Care, 770-451-4999.

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