|Birth: ||May 21, 1926, USA|
|Death: ||Oct. 17, 1995, USA|
Aunt Ilene. Daughter of James Nathaniel Ross and Pearl Mae Rose Ross.
Estie Ilene Ross Browning was know to her friends as Ilene, to her children as Mama and her grandchildren as Grandma or Ma. She was a great cook who told raunchy jokes and sang church songs, mainly off key. Ilene was a straight shooter who told it like she saw it but tempered it with love. Ilene was a simple soul with a complex character, and she is dearly missed.
Born in Alba, Texas Ilene was the fourth child or Pearl Mae Rose Ross and James Nathaniel Ross. Her siblings are as follows:
1. Helen Reenita Ross Hayes
2. Jemes Junior Ross
3. Clarice Jamima Ross McLemore Thompson
4. Estie Ilene Ross Morgan Farris Browning
5. Charles Gilbert Ross
6. Frances Juette Ross Carter
Her family lived on a small farm in rural Texas. The Ross family had been poor farmers their entire lives. But during the 30's times would become harder. Ilene grew during the throes of depression and had always thankful to her parents who taught her how to survive during those tough times, while keeping a sense of humor.
She first married Milton Morgan (Arkansas) when she was 19. Later marrying A J Farris (Alba Tx) and at the time of her death she was married to J W Browning (Dallas, Tx.) after 43 years if narruage She and J W shared the rearing of their childre:
1> Johnny William Browning, III
2. Truman Morgan
3. Bobby Farris
4. Larry Farris
5. Billie Browning
6. Donald Browning
7. Nathan Browning
8. Dennis Browning
9. Anthony Browning ( later to be known as Toni )
Ilene spent her life taking care of people. She worked as a waitress in Dallas at many restaurants, including Adair's, Brownie's, Anderson's, El Rancho, and finally Grove Restaurant. She helped take care of her mother who died of cancer. She raised 0 children and many grand children. Until she could no longer walk, she cooked and cared for her friends whom she considered to be in worse health than she.
Ilene had been brought up in the Church of Christ and could quote scripture, chapter and verse. She considered a true Christian to be "Christ-like" - To attempt to act as Christ didi. Her first tenant was unconditional love. She would be the first to tell she was not perfect and she never expected perfection from someone else. However, whe she loved shomeone, she chose to praise the good and forgive the bad.
This was sent ot me Via Toni Browning
I corrected some of the sibling names he sent. My dads name was really James Junior Ross per birth certicate.
James Nathaniel Ross (1881 - 1977)
Pearl Mae Rose Ross (1893 - 1951)
Milton E. Morgan (1923 - 2000)
A. J. Farris (1917 - 1966)*
J. W. Browning (1921 - 2002)*
Bobby Earl Farris (1948 - 1998)*
Dennis Alan Browning (1955 - 1996)*
Helen Reenita Ross Hayes (1914 - 2001)*
Clarice Jamima Ross Thompson (1917 - 2001)*
James Junior Ross (1922 - 1957)*
Estie Ilene Ross Browning (1926 - 1995)
Frances Juette Ross Carter (1929 - 2007)*
Charles Gilbert Ross (1931 - 2005)*
Colony Church Of Christ Cemetery
Created by: Carroll Jean Ross
Record added: Jul 03, 2000
Find A Grave Memorial# 5016090
Added: Dec. 25, 2014
Rest Peacefully. Most Sincerely,|
Added: Sep. 6, 2014
Love you more than ever...|
Added: May. 21, 2014
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