Lois Madelyn “Lynn” Brown, also known as “Big Boss”, of Ashland City, Tennessee passed away on April 6, 2015 after 67 well-lived years. Surrounded by loved ones and with her boots on, went on to be with our Lord when she was damn good and ready.
This strikingly beautiful, pistol of woman stood only 4ft 11″ but commanded every room that she ever graced. She was a Beloved Mother, a loving wife to Randal Brown, and a good friend to so many.
She was born April 15, 1947 in the dust of Fort Worth, Texas to William Robert Cobb, a full-blooded Irishman, and Victoria Fay Cobb, a full-blooded Indian, so we should have known what was coming. It is told that she arrived in her own good time, with her boots on, and slapped the doctor first before he even saw it coming. She spent the better part of her younger years in Texas, until she felt they would be okay without her, and then she came to Tennessee because they needed some straightening out.
A woman of too many talents to list, she was trained in everything from ballet to ballistics. She could light a match with a bullet or teach you how to dance everything from a Texas two-step to the Tennessee waltz and do it right. She could a nurse you back to health using nothing but nature and whatever she could find lying around. She could show you how to saddle and ride anything with legs. She knew her way around everything, from coaching a good sports team to putting together a good spread sheet. It’s a true story that few know that we have Lynn to thank for so many good memories of Elvis, as he once ran into her on Music Row, almost knocking her over while pregnant with her daughter Robin, and that he was lucky she allowed him to survive that. She had a talented voice, played piano, guitar, and other instruments. She possessed the ability to write beautiful songs, and sing with the likes of Patsy Cline, or Dolly with ease, but chose to tend to the ones she loved rather than her own fame or fortune. If anyone needed anything done, they knew Lynn could get it done. Give her three minutes in a room with anyone regardless of stature or standing, and she would either wrap them around her finger, or put them under her thumb, but either way she would get it would get done. Although to some her days might seem too few, her candle was so bright it carries on still in the lives of those she touched. We’re all just a little bit braver, and a little bit better, because of this little gal that blew in from Texas, to hills of Tennessee some 50 years ago and gave us her love, and her opinion, whether we liked it or not.
A celebration of Lynn’s life will be held from 6:00 P.M. until 8:00 P.M., Friday, April 10th , 2015 at West End Community Church, 235 White Bridge Pike, Nashville, TN 37209Print Obituary & Condolences