Brown, Ruth (Mrs. J.H.)

5/27/1935

RUTH (Mrs. J.H.) BROWN
March 29, 1853 - May 27, 1935
 
Mrs. Ruth Brown, widow of the late Rev. J. H. Brown, was born in Biloxi, Miss., March 28, 1853, and passed away at the home of her son, John Brown, near Jonesboro, La., May 27, 1935, at the age of eighty-two years, one month, and twenty-nine days. On January 1, 1873, she’ was happily married to Rev. J. H. Brown, who preceded her in death some twelve years ago. For fifty years they fought bravely the battles of life, gladly bearing the burdens, going up and down the country wherever directed, serving the Church in the itinerant rank in difficult places and on small salaries. To this union were born six children, five of Whom survive: namely, Walter and Reed, of Monroe; Miss Edna, of Los Angeles., Calif.; John and Mrs. Bessie Brown Calloway, of Jonesboro. The second child died at the age of four. Fourteen grandchildren survive. Sister Brown was a Christian from childhood, uniting with the Methodist Church at an early age. She was rich in faith and Christian experience and lived her life for her Lord, for the Church, for her family, and for friends. She belonged to that group of pioneer souls who blazed paths where highways never ran, and was content to live in her house by the side of the road and be a friend to mankind. Following services, conducted in the church by the writer, assisted by Rev. H. M. Henley, her body was laid in the silent place in “God’s Acre” at Jonesboro, La. Her memory is as precious ointment in this community.
Source: Journal of the Louisiana Conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church, South, Pages 92-93, 1935, by G. A. Morgan