|Birth: ||Feb. 12, 1909|
Pointe Coupee Parish
|Death: ||Dec. 26, 1990|
East Baton Rouge Parish
My Uncle Desha was a very quiet man. He quit school at the age of twelve to help support his family because his father had died. He had a hard life. He served in the army during World War II. He worked at Standard Oil Corporation which became Esso and later became Exxon. He loved cars and wanted to know all about every car, that every one drove. He lived with his wife on False River in New Roads, LA.
He was married to Mescal Blanchard Brown and had two children, Tommy and Gloria Jean.
He is finally at peace.
This was written by Ann Brown about Uncle Desha
My father, Earl Bruce Brown, was always extremely grateful to his brother, Desha. After the death of their father, Wilkins, Uncle Desha went to work at Bomer Blanks Lumber Mill. His income is what kept the family afloat. Daddy used to tell us they would call him "Bread Brown" because on payday he would go by the general store and buy two loaves of bread. He would eat one on the way home and bring the other to his mother. It must have been his reward for going to work at such a young age. Daddy would also tell us that Uncle Desha knew more about fine men's clothing than any of us would expect. He appreciated a good suit and he always wanted to know all about our cars, how many miles to the gallon they got and what horsepower they were.
So as children he was always a special uncle to us. As we got older and learned of the sacrifices he made in dropping out of school to support the family, he became even more special to us.
Wilkins Brown (1864 - 1914)
Geverna Adelaide Veazey Brown Price (1879 - 1962)
Robin Adair Brown (1885 - 1974)**
William Howell Brown (1889 - 1967)**
Frank E. Brown (1894 - 1894)**
Hal Henry Brown (1896 - 1970)**
Sarah Brown (1898 - 1903)**
Thomas Wilkins Brown (1907 - 1967)*
Desha Breckenridge Brown (1909 - 1990)
Earl Bruce Brown (1913 - 1985)*
Roselawn Memorial Park and Mausoleum
East Baton Rouge Parish
Created by: Susan
Record added: Apr 24, 2005
Find A Grave Memorial# 10848845
Added: Jan. 22, 2015
What a very special man you were- your memorial is wonderful. Rest in peace, sweet Desha, and know that someone is thinking about you today. You are not forgotten.|
Added: Jan. 19, 2015
Added: Dec. 16, 2014
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