Eula L. Shipp Brown, 77, a retired seamstress who had lived in the Ivy City area of Washington for more than 60 years, died of cancer Sunday at Providence Hospital.

Mrs. Brown was born in Denver, N.C. She came to Washington as a child with her family. She took night classes in sewing and tailoring at Armstrong High School and worked as a seamstress for a number of sewing and linen shops before retiring in 1965.

A member of Ebenezer United Methodist Church, Mrs. Brown was active in the United Methodist Women, the Altar Guild and other church groups. She belonged to Redemption Chapter No. 14 of the Eastern Star and to Datcher Court No. 2, Heroines of Jericho, Belle E. Lewis Court No. 5 and other organizations associated with the Masonic Prince Hall organization. She was a member of the Elks Columbia Temple No. 422 auxiliary.

Her first husband, Daniel Morrison, died in the 1950s and her second husband, Curtis Brown, in 1979.

Survivors include a son, Daniel S. Morrison of Washington, and five sisters, Ida S. Gilmore, Bertha S. Ware and Versie S. Johnson, all of Washington, Flossie S. Branson of Providence, R.I., and E. Torrence Nichols of Nova Scotia.