|Birth: ||Jan. 5, 1922|
East Carroll Parish
|Death: ||Aug. 17, 2012|
West Carroll Parish
Ms. Carrie Marie Browm
(January 5, 1922 - August 17, 2012)
Funeral Services for Ms. Carrie Marie Brown are scheduled for 11:00 am, Saturday August 25th, 2012, at North Star Metropolitan Baptist Church, 310 Church Street. Visitation is Friday, August 24th from 1 to 5 pm at the Brannum Funeral Home Chapel. Interment will follow in Gaither Memorial Cemetery. Services under the direction of Brannum Funeral Home.
Reflections: The Life of Carrie Marie Brown
For I am now ready to be offered, and the time of my departure is at hand. I have fought a good fight. I have finished by course. I have kept the faith. 2 Timothy 4:6-7 Servant of God, well done Thy glorious war-fares past. The battle fought, the race is won and thou are crowned at last.
A Time to be Born... Carrie Marie Brown was born in Lake Providence, LA on January 5, 1922 to the union of Charles B. Brown and Carrie Blackmon Brown.
A Time to Change... At an early age Carrie Marie confessed a hope in Christ, was baptized by the late Rev. Telis James and united with the North Star Baptist Church under the pastorage of Rev. Douglas. She faithfully served her beloved North Star family for seventy-three years, most passionate about their growth in Christ and their love for one another. As her health began to decline, Carrie Marie remained most adamant about getting to "her" church every Sunday. Her devoted church family supporters--Ruth Coleman, Billy Thomas and family, Joann Jones, Rose Mary Shoemaker, Jessie Reynolds--diligently served in that capacity. Because she was a staunched supporter of unity, she served faithfully at the East Carroll Baptist Association.
A Time to Grow... The formative years of educational growth were attained at the East Carroll Baptist Association School. Later, she attended the East Carroll Parish Training School and was a member of the first class to graduate. To say that cooking was her forte' is not an overstatement, for she was greatly famed for many delectables--potato salad, nut cake, brownies,--to name a few. The essence of her fulfillment was cooking and feeding "everyone" with whom he came in contact.
A Time to Love... Who can find a virtuous woman? We can! Our mother--Lovable! Potent! Efficacious! We are truly her pride and joy! She taught us how to love unrelentingly. She embraced a friendship with all ages. Her impeccable smile warmed the hearts of many.
A Time to say Good-bye... Well done thy good and faithful servant! You have been faithful with a few things; I will put ypu in charge of many things. Come and share your Master's happiness! Matthew 25:23
Serenely tranquil our mother transitioned to her eternal rest August 17, 2012, at 12:30 AM at West Carroll Memorial Hospital. As I, somewhat sedate, gazed upon her visage, her quaint but peaceful smile assured me of her Angelic rapture.
Cherishing precious memories are:
Three Sons: Alfred Layton (Autrolia),Lake Providence, LA; Hosie Layton,Lake Providence, LA; Melvin Layton (Verdie), Bentwood, CA
Four Daughters: Irena L. King (Preston),Lake Providence, LA; Rita J. Franklin (Russell), Calgary, Alberta Canada; Jacqueline Bland (Robbie) Angleton, TX; Earnestine Layton, Ruston, LA
Three Sisters: Lovie White, Washington, DC; Olga Rita Carlos, Washington, DC; Vivian Brown, Chicago, IL
Eighteen Grandchildren Nineteen Great Grandchildren
A very devoted niece: Renee B. Jones; A very devoted cousin: Ruthie Mae Brown; A very devoted caregiver: Jacqueline Harvey; A very devoted friend: Artelia Carter; A host of nieces, nephews, and other relatives and friends.
Gaither Memorial/East Carroll Baptist Association
East Carroll Parish
Created by: Diane Chapman Yocom
Record added: Aug 26, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 95967161