Mary Jane Huggins, age 95, passed away on 3 June 2019 at Transylvania Regional Hospital. A life-long resident of Brevard, she was the first child of Leonard and Ada Brown. Mary Jane took nursing training at hospitals in Greenville, SC, and Asheville, NC, and then had a long career working with local physicians, beginning with Dr. E. S. English and Dr. Charles Newland and continuing until her retirement while working with Dr. John Folger.
She married Robert Jason Huggins in 1944 while he was serving in the U.S. Army during World War II. After the war, they raised three children in Brevard: Robert Louis Huggins, Janice Ellen Huggins (Cox), and Susan Risa Huggins.
Coming from a large family, she was a sister, a cousin, an aunt, a great-aunt, a mother, a grandmother, a great-grandmother, and an all-around great person. She will be missed by all who knew her well.
Mary Jane was preceded in death by her parents, by her husband, and by three of her six siblings: Hazel Brown Medlin, Robert B. Brown, and Patricia Brown Collins.
She is survived by her three children: Robert (and wife Kathleen), Janice (and husband Dennis), and Susan. In addition, she is survived by three of her siblings: Douglas Brown (and wife Perry), Shirley Brown Arnette, and Janice Brown Osborne (and husband Ted). Also surviving are her granddaughter, Lisa Cox Cross (and husband Michael), and three great-grandchildren: Marisa, Amber, and Carter Cross.
As she requested, the family will have a private graveside service.
In lieu of flowers, you are invited to make a memorial contribution to Habitat for Humanity.
To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Mary Jane (Brown) Huggins, please visit our floral store.