Michelle Brown

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Michelle Karen Brown, nee Albers, (Williams) 51, born December 16, 1967, passed away from breast cancer Tuesday, July 30, 2019, surrounded by her closest loved ones at Mercy Hospital South, St. Louis, MO.

Michelle spent the majority of her adult life living in Columbia, IL. She was the Accounting Specialist for the City of Columbia. Michelle loved fiercely, protectively, and unconditionally. She will be remembered for her quick, unfaltering humor, love of Christmas, amazing fried chicken, and the tremendous comfort and support she provided in the lives of all who knew her.

Surviving are her three daughters, Taylor Williams, Sammi Williams, and Shelby Williams;
mother Mary Ann (Kreher) Albers;
siblings, Denise (Albers) Blaha, Renee Albers, Jim Albers, Steve Albers, and Cindy (Albers) Olsen;
and nine nieces and nephews.

Condolences may be expressed to the family online at www.rennerfh.com.

Michelle wished to be cremated. A private celebration of life will be held after the family has had the opportunity to process and grieve their unexpected and sudden loss.


12 Comments on Michelle Brown

James Mitchell said : Guest Report Feb 07, 2020 at 3:34 PM

My condolences to the family. Although I only knew Michelle for a brief amount of time I grew extremely fond of her personality, company and quirky humor. I will miss my visits to her office and our talks. She will not be forgotten. --JM

  • Columbia
  • Illinois
Mary knyff said : Guest Report Oct 19, 2019 at 7:11 AM

As kids we were inseperable ... like we were placed one house away from each other to be one big family. Memories for a lifetime. She will be loved forever

  • St. Louis
  • Mo
Connie Burnett said : Guest Report Aug 11, 2019 at 1:42 AM

Thoughts and prayers to all Michelle’s family and friends. Will miss you cuz! Looking forward to seeing you on the other side. Love to all!

  • Edwardsville
  • IL
Mona (Analla) Zingrich said : Guest Report Aug 06, 2019 at 1:07 PM

Dear Albers Family: I am very sorry for your loss. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

  • Columbia
  • IL
Jenna M said : Guest Report Aug 05, 2019 at 5:26 PM

I am terribly sorry to hear of the loss of Michelle. May the God of all comfort provide your family with strength during this very difficult time. (2 Corinthians 1:3,4)

  • Columbia
  • Columbia
MICHELE ERLINGER-BEARD said : Guest Report Aug 05, 2019 at 3:20 PM


  • KS
Christa Kreher Desiderio said : Guest Report Aug 03, 2019 at 3:58 PM

Our condolences to the entire family. You are all in our thoughts and prayers. - the Desiderio Family

  • Joliet
  • Illinois
The Guetterman Family said : Guest Report Aug 02, 2019 at 9:41 PM

Our hearts go out to the whole family, and especially Taylor, Sammi and Shelby. Michelle was such an amazing mom and I know they will carry her strength with them forever. Much love and praying for you all! Jay, Dana & Mia

  • Ballwin
  • Missouri
Glenda Deterding said : Guest Report Aug 01, 2019 at 9:07 PM

Michelle and I did not "hang out" but she is one of the most appreciated people in my world. I can't even remember how we met. I'm sure it was through our children. She was so so so good to my Cassie and my Dustin. I did not thank her enough I don't think I ever could. She is one of a kind. So loved. So appreciated and I am happy to have known her.

  • Red Bud
  • IL
Creed and Hengel Family said : Guest Report Aug 01, 2019 at 4:18 PM

We have no words! Just hugs, love and prayers...and more hugs, love and prayers for you all...wishing you strength and peace...love always~Angela ~Ed ~August ~Macie (Roy)

  • Columbia
  • IL
The Creed and Hengel Family said : Guest Report Aug 01, 2019 at 4:07 PM

We have no words...just hugs, love and prayers and more hugs and more love and more prayers for you all! Wishing you all peace and strength ... Love always~Angela ~Ed ~August ~Macie

  • Columbia
  • IL
Sharon Haake Fahrner said : Guest Report Aug 01, 2019 at 3:28 PM

I was so surprised & saddened to read about Michele’s passing. I extend my condolences to all of you. Michelle was always fun to talk with at Albers Family Reunions. I will keep you all in my thoughts & prayers. Sharon

  • Swansea
  • IL

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