MANNING - Avis Laverne Jones Watts Brown was born on Feb. 24, 1952, in Washington, D.C., a daughter of the late Jessie Lee and Louise Davis Jones.

"AB" or "Tax Lady," as she was affectionately called, was educated in the public schools of Washington, D.C. She furthered her education in an adult program for tax preparation and bookkeeping. Avis never met a stranger, and her warm smile and loving heart will be remembered by everyone she encountered. In 1984, she married the love of her life, Isaac Brown Sr. Together, they have 10 children. Avis was a great woman. She loved her family and friends. She enjoyed sharing "her" advice on how life should be lived. As her health prevailed, Avis also enjoyed working as a waitress at Goat Island, an employee of Air Cap Industry, Cox's Tax Service, Wateree Community Actions and Price and Company Tax Services.

On Friday, Oct. 2, 2020, the all-wise God touched Avis and called her home.

Her precious memories will be forever cherished by her loving husband, Isaac Brown Sr. of the home; three sons, Melvin Watts of Sumterville, Florida, Daymond Gibson of Baltimore, Maryland, and Isaac (Tyshona) Brown Jr. of Manning; seven daughters, Lashawn Watts of Baltimore, Tarsha (Terrian) Blackwell of Sumter, Tiffany (Kelvin) Lemon, Ivy Watts, Kimberly Brown, Brandi Brown and Natalie (Mesean) Dingle, all of Manning; a host of grandchildren and great-grandchildren from South Carolina, Baltimore and Washington, D.C. She also leaves behind one sister, Ann Jones of Washington, D.C.; one brother, Raymond (Mary) Davis of Clinton, Maryland; along with a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, relatives and friends.

The family is receiving friends from 5 until 8 p.m. daily at her residence, 625 Sykes St., Manning, and from 3 until 6 p.m. today at Samuels Funeral Home, 114 N. Church St.

These services have been entrusted to Samuels Funeral Home LLC of Manning.