MRS. R. M. (LOUISE) BROWN
October 23, 1906 – February 7, 1986
Mrs. R. M. Brown was born on October 23, 1906, in New Orleans, LA to the late Tom and Nancy Brown. Her education was received in the New Orleans city schools and Gilbert Academy. Later she attended the Chicago, Illinois School of Cosmetology, a career she pursued for many years. She also served as an insurance agent for more than 20 years.
She was united in holy matrimony to the late Rev. Richmond Myles Brown, who preceded her in death. Rev. Brown was a District Superintendent of the Lake Charles District.
The Browns served every district in the Louisiana Conference. They were willing to serve wherever they were called to go. They were an example of the true John Wesley Spirit. Mrs. Brown was a Christian and her involvement in the church proved it. Some of her involvement included: chairperson of the Ministries’ Wives Funds in the Louisiana Conference, an active Communion Steward, class leader, Church School teacher, Church Secretary, plus many positions in the Women’s Society of Christian Service. She was instrumental in helping to reorganize the United Methodist Women in Jennings at the Mallalieu Church. Because of her health, she did not resume an active part, but served as honorary vice-president and treasurer. She was a Christian who had a strong faith in her God and was a living witness of her faith. She was a member who loved her church and supported it.
Mrs. Brown had deep roots at the Mallalieu United Methodist Church of Jennings because her mother was one of the founders of that church. She often spoke of how her mother would work to make payments on the land, how she would gather the children to go to Sunday School there. Mrs. Brown will long be remembered for the rich heritage she gave to the church. Those who knew her will greatly miss her.
On Friday, February 7, 1986, Mrs. R/M. Brown departed from this life. She is survived by a foster sister, Mrs. Juanita Thibodeaux and one sister-in-law, several nieces and nephews, other relatives and many friends.
She was also a member of the Rosebud Chapter #45.
Source: Louisiana Conference Journal 1986; p. 273 Mrs. Taylor Phillip
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