unknown - March 1, 2012
Mrs. Jennifer (Jenna) Blalock Brown, 34, of Charlotte, N.C., passed away peacefully Thursday, March 1, 2012, at Carolinas Medical Center in Charlotte NC.
Jennifer Brown was born Feb. 23, 1978, to Al and Joan Blalock of Greensboro, NC. She was a graduate of Lucy Ragsdale High School in Greensboro and East Carolina University, where she attained a degree in computer information systems. After graduating in 2000, she joined the IT staff of Duke Energy in Charlotte, where she worked as a senior analyst until becoming ill.
Surviving are her husband, David H Brown III and daughter Mary Ellis Brown of the home; her parents, Al and Joan Blalock of Greensboro; and her paternal grandfather, Benton H. Blalock of Norwood, NC; father and mother-in-law, David H Brown Jr. and Susan H Brown of Cazenovia; sisters-in-law, Julia Brown and Heather Brown also of Cazenovia.
She is preceded in death by her maternal grandparents, J. Ellis and Mary C. Fields of Pinehurst; and her paternal grandmother, Margie S. Blalock of Norwood, NC.
Jennifer was very involved with her church family as a child where she formed her like-long relationship with God. She was active in her youth group at church and was greatly involved with Young Life as a teenager.
After losing her grandfather Ellis Fields to cancer in 1999, Jen became involved with Team In Training, which raises funds for cancer research. During 2004 she ran in three marathons, raising over $50,000 towards this effort through individual donations.
Memorial service: 2 p.m. Tuesday, March 6, at Sharon Presbyterian Church, 5201 Sharon Road, Charlotte, NC 28210. A visitation with the family will follow in the church fellowship hall. A private burial ceremony will be held at a later date in Pinehurst, NC. In lieu of flowers, Jennifer requested that donations be made to: Merrill Lynch, FBO Mary Ellis Brown, 529 College Savings Plan. Mailing address: Merrill Lynch, Attn: Burke/Hunt Group, 150 S. Stratford Rd., Suite 150, Winston-Salem, NC 27104. The Brown family is in the care of Gaskin Services, Matthews, where online condolences may be offered at gaskinservices.com.