Obituary – Diana Sue Brown

Diana Sue Brown was born on August 2, 1945, to John Henry and Nita Sawyer Brown in Little Rock, Arkansas. She passed peacefully from this life on Saturday, March 25, 2023, at Sheridan Health and Rehabilitation at the age of 77. She was preceded in death by her parents and her brother, Randy Brown.

Diana graduated from Sheridan High School and then entered Cosmetology school. For many years, she worked as a beautician.

She leaves behind to cherish her memory two daughters, Mandy (Jim) Gardner of Benton and Shelly Sawyer of Benton. Her grandchildren who affectionately knew her as “Meme”, Bo Sawyer, Trae and Tori Gardner and Coco Sawyer all of Benton. Three sisters, Annette (Kenny) Sites of Sheridan, Mona Williams of North Little Rock and Tami Ringo of Sheridan.

The family invites those who knew and loved Diana to a visitation at Sheridan Church of Christ on Wednesday, March 29 at 10:00 a.m. A memorial service will follow at 11:00 a.m. also at Sheridan Church of Christ.

The family would like to offer gratitude to Gayle Pate of Arkansas Hospice for her compassionate care for Diana during her final months and to all the caring staff at Sheridan Health and Rehab for their extraordinary service to Diana.

In lieu of flowers, donations are encouraged in Diana’s memory to Arkansas Hospice Foundation, 14 Parkstone Circle, North Little Rock, AR 72116. Memorials can also be given online at

Roller-Alcoa Funeral Home

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