Silva Dae Brown


Silva Dae (Black; Massey) Brown of Davison, Mich., died Thursday, August 8, 2019 at Magnolia House Senior Living. She was 92 years of age. Silva was born October 6, 1926 in Cullman, Ala. She grew up in Jones Chapel, Ala. and lived in the area for 40 years before moving to Berkley, Mich. She was married to her best friend John B. Massey, who preceded her in death. Silva was employed by G. P. Plastics in Troy, Mich. for 20 years retiring in 1987. She enjoyed gardening, sewing, crafts, cooking and being with family.
Silva was the granddaughter of Thomas P. and Viola M. (Cole) Brown and John W. and Susan R. (Turner) Laney, and the daughter of John W. and Dovie S. (Laney) Brown.
She is survived by her sister, Margie (Lewis) Hornick of Akron; six children; 18 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; and many other family and friends.
She was preceded in death by her son, Randy Black; twin sister, Hilda Floyd; and siblings, Enis Brown, Rudolph Brown, Dwayne Brown, Mac Brown, Douglas "Doc" Brown, John Brown, Vera Brock, Orean Talley and Braxton Brown.
Honoring her wishes, cremation has taken place. No services are planned. Contributions in her memory may be made to the Alzheimer's Association. You may light a memorial candle or share a memory at
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Published on August 12, 2019
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Aug 13, 2019
Both Bob and I miss you and sending our love. I hope we will be seeing you. Love you lots, Mom.