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Geneva Brown, longtime school board member in Forsyth Co., dies at age 84

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Geneva Brown takes calls from supporters at her home in 2010. (Lauren Carroll/Journal File Photo)

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — Geneva Brown, who served for 18½ years on the Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Board of Education, died today at her home after a lengthy illness. She was 84, according to The Winston-Salem Journal.

Dr. Wynne Brown, Brown’s daughter, and the director of student health services at Winston-Salem State University, said she will remember her mother’s generosity and commitment to service.

“She created programs that empowered teachers and helped children excel in all areas of their lives,” Wynne Brown said.

Geneva Brown resigned in April 2011 from the school board because of poor health. Before she was elected to the board, she was the principal of Moore Laboratory School, now called Moore Magnet Elementary, which opened in 1971.

In August 2011, the school board named the Moore Magnet’s media center in Brown’s honor. She served as the school’s principal for 19 years.

Brown began her teaching career in 1952 for the Sampson County Schools in Clinton. She joined the Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools in 1954 as a teacher at the former Woodland Avenue Elementary School, which later became the former Brown Elementary School.

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