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Mollie Lee (Harper) (Paylor) Brinson

September 24, 1929 ~ March 17, 2024 (age 94) 94 Years Old

Mollie (Paylor) Brinson Obituary

Sister Mollie Lee Harper (Paylor) Brinson was born in Dale County, Ozark Alabama to the union of the late Noah Permillion Harper and the late Roachie Mollie (Canada) Harper on the 24th of September 1929.  

She completed Ozark Colored High School in 1948—graduating with honors.  She graduated from post-graduate Hospital School of Nursing as an LPN (Licensed Practical Nurse) and attended Rama Bible School where she received a certificate.  

She gave her life to God through Jesus Christ in 1941.  Sister Mollie Brinson was a woman of faith and love.  She devoted her life to the service in the church.

She was married to the late Albert Charles Paylor, Sr.  From this union two sons were born:  Albert Charles Paylor, Jr. (deceased at age 45) and Kenneth Lionel (Tarry) Paylor of Detroit, Michigan.  From this union, Mollie’s grandchildren were born:  Kishon Lynnette (Michael) Harbert of Southfield, Michigan and Kenneth Lionel (Marwa) Paylor, Jr. of Southfield, Michigan. From the latter union Mollie’s first great-grand baby was born, Kanalu Kahn Paylor.  

Mollie Brinson worked as an LPN for 15 years and 13 years as an Office Manager for H&R Block, an income tax company.  She was a Notary for the County of Wayne and was a license realtor with Century 21 Realty in Michigan.  

Working in the Church was her life.  She wrote several plays:  Looking for Jesus; The Ten Virgins, and The Parodical Son.  These plays were performed on stage.  She was an Usher Instructor for the United Churches Ushers for the State of Michigan.  She also worked for the National United Church Ushers of America.  In addition to serving as an usher, she taught Sunday School class and worked with the missionary department.  

She met Deacon Richard Buddy Brinson at New Bethel Baptist Church and was married in 1964, December 4th by the late Reverend C. L. Franklin (New Bethel Baptist Church, Detroit, Michigan), the father of the late Motown queen of soul, Aretha Franklin.  

Mollie and Richard moved back to Ozark, AL in 1980 and began attending her home church, Union Grove Missionary Baptist Church.  They were also founding members of Glory to Him Fellowship Church.  At Glory to Him Fellowship Church, Mollie was the superintendent of Sunday School; she ushered and worked with Outreach Ministries.  She was a member of the prayer group and her personal ministry was Mollie Brinson Outreach Ministry, Inc.  She organized an Usher Board at Life Changers Christian Church in Enterprise, AL.  Mollie entertained strangers in her home.  She loved to give and help others.  Through her ministry, she restored a home for orphans in Malawi South Africa.  Mollie loved to travel; she visited several countries, traveling twice to Israel—the holy land.  

Richard Brinson passed away in 2012, after 48 years of joy and love!  Mollie L. (Harper) Brinson was the last of the Noah P. and Roachie Harper’s family of 13 children—six (6) boys and seven (7) girls. Preceding her in death were China, Roy Fred, Ellen Ethel, Tensie Mae, Walter John, Holton, Lonnie Mae, Odis, Edger Daniel, Orester Jeremiah, Noah Jr., Ruby Nell, and Barna.  

She leaves to cherish her memories:  Kenneth L (Tarry) Paylor, Kishon Lynette (Michael) Harbert, Kenneth L (Marwa) Paylor, Jr., and great grandchildren Kanalu, Kobe, Koah Paylor; two sisters-in-law: Mae Lue and Brenda J., and a host of nieces, nephews and friends.  

She also gives many thanks to her pastor Noah (Cheryl) Reeves and to all those that helped her work around the house and to all of her old-time friends and church members.  May the life that she lived speak for her.  


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Public Viewing
March 26, 2024

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Faith Christian Center
853 Lakeview Rd
Ozark, AL 36360

Funeral Service
March 26, 2024

11:00 AM
Faith Christian Center
853 Lakeview Rd
Ozark, AL 36360

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Interment following funeral service
March 26, 2024

531 US-231
Ozark, AL 36360


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