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Theresa Lynn Brown

Theresa Lynn (Babee) Cleaver Brown, age 56, of Hardinsburg, KY, passed away on Tuesday, January 9, 2024 at Breckinridge Memorial Hospital. 

She was born on September 16, 1967, daughter of the late Robert Lee Duncan and Dora Frances Cleaver. Along with her parents, she was preceded in death by her sisters, Mary Ann Valentine and Fanny Ditto, who raised her as a child; her stepfather, James E. Ditto; and her nephew, Donminic Young.

Theresa was a graduate of Breckinridge County High School and received her Medical Assistant Certificate from Watterson College. She was a faithful member of the Third Street Baptist Church in Hardinsburg. Theresa worked as a nursing assistant at Communicare, and spent over 25 years total working in the healthcare industry. She was a very competitive Bingo player, and she also enjoyed playing phone games like Monopoly. She loved to read, and she wrote beautiful poetry that was enjoyed by her family and friends. Theresa was a lover by nature. She was cheerful, kind, and never met a stranger. She opened her door for anybody in need and poured her heart into taking care of others. She was a loving mother, sister, wife, aunt, and friend, and will be dearly missed by all who were blessed to know her.

She is survived by her husband, Leonard William Brown; son, Bradley Lamarr Cleaver; stepdaughter, Serenity Faith (Brian Case) Ditto; sister, Berneice (JD) Crawford; brother, Morris (Gwen) Duncan; bonus kids, QueTashia (Donald) Kuhn, Jaquiez Amer Monroe, Taeveion Daniel Gonzalez, and Malachi Josiah Gonzalez; and a host of nieces, nephews, great-nieces and nephews, cousins, and friends.

A visitation will be held at Alexander Funeral Home on Friday, January 12, 2024, from 11:00 AM- 2:00 P.M. EST.

Funeral Services will be held at Alexander Funeral Home on Friday, January 12, 2024, at 2:00 P.M. with Rev. James Duncan officiating. 

Expressions of sympathy may be made out to the Alexander Funeral Home to help with funeral costs.

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