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Obituary for Sadie Banks Brown

March 11, 1952 - July 15, 2021
Centreville, Virginia | Age 69


Mrs. Sadie "Cookie" Marie Banks Brown, born March 11, 1952 in Blairs, Virginia to the late Coarl and Reathie Terry Banks, peacefully transitioned to join her Heavenly Father on the afternoon of Thursday, July 15, 2021 at her home in Centreville, Virginia surrounded by loving family and friends. She was the youngest
child and raised with her two beloved sisters, Mrs. Pattie "Peg" Banks Deshazor (Clarence) of Danville, Virginia and Ms. Barbara Ann Banks Pinchback (who preceded her).

Sadie received her primary education in the Pittsylvania County School System. She was a graduate of the Class of 1969 from Southside High School in Blairs, Virginia, which was the last graduating class of this segregated high school. After graduation, she attended Virginia State University in Petersburg, Virginia where she met her husband "Charlie." She received her Juris Doctorate (J.D.) from George Mason University Law School in Fairfax, Virginia with her daughter Carla at the same graduation ceremony. She later opened her own law practice in Northern Virginia and won the 2018 Prince William County Bar Association Guardian Ad Litem
of the Year Award.

Cookie was a ray of light to all who knew her. She accepted Christ as her Lord and Savior at an early age and joined Greater Triumph Baptist Church in Chatham, Virginia under the leadership of Reverend TB Wilson. She later became affiliated with Mount Olive Baptist Church in Centreville, Virginia. She was devoted to her family and gave tirelessly of herself to others until she departed this life at the age of 69. She will be lovingly cherished and missed by her husband of 50 years and the love of her life Dr. Charles Edward Brown; daughters Karen Brown McAfee, Esq. (Larry D. McAfee, Esq.) of Maryland and Carla Denette Brown, Esq. (Darryl L.
Franklin, Esq.) of Virginia; grandchildren Donovan, Darrian, Kailyn, Evan (who preceded her), and Darryl "Mo"; and a host of nieces, nephews, relatives, and friends she loved.

The family will hold a Celebration of Life Service on July 31, 2021 at Ames Funeral Home, 8914 Quarry Road, Manassas, Virginia 20110, beginning with a viewing from 1:00-2:45 p.m. and then private services for the family starting promptly at 3:00 p.m. For those inclined, we are celebrating her life and spirit by wearing one of her favorite colors, hot pink. The family will receive friends afterward at the residence of her daughter and son-in-law, Carla and Darryl.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Sadie Banks Brown Memorial Scholarship Fund at The Community Foundation of the Dan River Region ( in Danville, Virginia. For family and friends who would like to send flowers to Ames Funeral Home, please contact the Flower Gallery of Manassas (703-361-5186).

The funeral home will be following Covid-19 measures. Temperatures will be taken at the door, masks are required, and social distancing will be practiced.

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