Jean Brown Irizarry

Jean Brown Irizarry, 82, of Bowling Green, Ken., passed away Tuesday, Oct. 6, 2020 at Hospice of Southern Kentucky.

Funeral services were held at 11 a.m., Friday, Oct. 9, 2020 at Searcy Funeral Home and Crematory Chapel with Father Zachery Greenwell officiating. Burial followed in Woodlawn Memorial Garden in Ozark.

Born on Sept. 4, 1938 in Louisville, Ky., Jean led a diverse life. After many years moving around as a military wife, stay-at-home mother of four, and girl scout leader, life settled down a bit. She went on to become a pre-school teacher at Fort Rucker and a third-grade teacher at Windham Elementary in Daleville. She moved to Bowling Green, Ky. thirteen years ago to live with her daughter Angie and son-in-law Tim.

Mrs. Irizarry was preceded in death by her parents, John and Fern Brown; her husband of 35 years, Ruben Irizarry; a daughter, Melanie Miles; and a granddaughter, Cynthia Irizarry.

Survivors include her children, Lydia Sexton (Raymond) of Troy, Ruben Irizarry Jr. (Mary Lou) and Angie Jackson (Tim) all of Bowling Green, Ky.; sisters, Jonnie May Cambron (Ronnie) and Cindy Chesnut (Bobby) all of Louisville, Ky.; brother, Jim Brown (Donna) of Borden, Ind.; grandchildren, Scott Sexton, Caitlin Sexton, Skylar Sexton, Courtney Lee (Corey); Ben Irizarry, Zane Irizarry and Kisha Lindsey (Kyle); four great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

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