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 LAKELAND - Lorelei Stanley Brown, 86, passed away on Wednesday, March 14, 2012 due to injuries from a fall.
 She was born in Lakeland to Howard Codding Stanley and Annie Ellen Robertson, and was a lifelong resident, attending schools in Lakeland, and graduating from Pensacola High School. She then earned her Bachelor of Arts in Education from the University of South Florida in 1980, and worked as a teacher at Combee Elementary School, and for a time, in the Sarasota area. She retired in 1985. Lorelei was the granddaughter of Lena Codding and Dr. William Alexander Stan-ley, who pioneered the development of a flu vaccine in Lakeland during the 1920's flu epidemic. She spent over 30 years as the organist/pianist for Parkview Baptist Church. A devoted wife, mother, grandmother, and great grandmother, she enjoyed her family, cooking, writing, poetry, and was "Nana" to everyone she knew.
 She is survived by her husband of 66 years Glenn Brown, her 3 sons Lowell and wife Kim, Lawrence and wife Rachel, and Chip and wife Donna.
 Lorelei was preceded in death by a sister Marcie Hammond.
 She is survived by 3 sisters Tommie Watson and her husband Robert, Patricia Bennett and husband Floyd, Barbara Ivey and husband Charles, a brother Floyd Stanley; 7 grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews.
 Funeral services will be held on Sunday, March 18, 2012 at Parkview Baptist Church, with burial to follow at Socrum Cemetery.
 Friends are invited to the visitation starting at 2:00 pm.
Donations may be made to either Parkview Baptist Church, or the Florida Baptist Children's Home, Lakeland.
Arrangements handled by Gentry-Morrison, Northside Chapel.

( The Ledger, March 16 & 17, 2012 )

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