Alberta Boyd lives next door to where Brown lived. Boyd said Brown would often sit and talk and her children would come by to say "Hi."
"Donna was good people. Friendly. Good friend ... Always givin' to people. All the time. Good friend. She cared about people. I loved Donna," Boyd said.
Robin Jones said she knew Donna and is friends with Brown's twin sister, Dawn.
Jones said she called Brown's sister after she heard the news and extended her condolences to the family.
"It's just tragic. Nowadays it's like, you don't never know what's gonna happen ... I woulda never thought in a million years that would happen to Donna," Jones said.
Police are expected to talk about the case this afternoon for the first time since the shootings happened.