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Amanda Virginia Lee Brown
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Birth: Apr. 5, 1915
Fayette County
Alabama, USA
Death: Feb. 25, 1998
Comanche County
Oklahoma, USA

Apache News
Thursday, March 5, 1998


Funeral services for Amanda 'Mandy' Virginia Lee Brown, 82, of Apache were conducted at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 28, 1998 in the First Baptist church of Apache with the Rev. Cletis Lee of the First Missionary Baptist church, Pocasset, officiating and assisted by the Rev. Travis Wollenberg, pastor of the Frist Baptist church of Apache.

Mrs. Brown died February 25 in Lawton, Oklahoma.

She was born April 5, 1915 in Fayette county, Alabama. She came to Washington, Oklahoma on a train with her parents in 1919. They moved to the Broxton area in 1930. She attended the Iron Chapel and Broxton schools. She married Howard Russell Brown on December 23, 1933 at Anadarko. They moved to Apache in 1973.

Mrs. Brown was a seamstress and owned a fabric store for several years. She also helped her husband farm until 1987. She was a member of the Hopewell Missionary Baptist Church and later the First Baptist Church of Apache.

Her husband preceded her in death on May 19, 1988. She was also preceded in death by her parents, William and Rose Allie (Champion) Lee; six brothers, Joseph, Earl, Boyd, Beige, Claudie, and Elvin Lee; six sisters, Corene Michener, Allean Lee, Cassie Bynum, Olga Lee, Jeffie Couch and Abbie Atkinson.

Survivors include three sons and two daughters-in-law, Jimmy Ray Brown of Lohn, Tex., Russell Dean and Bettie Brown of Forney, Tex., and Roy Odis and Linda Brown of Plano, Tex.; three daughters and three sons-in-law, Marcellene Janell and James O'Malley of Lawton, Ok., Zetta and Harold Griffith of Eustace, Tex., and Sandra and Willard Miller of Anadarko; 12 grandchildren, Teri Miller Igo, Geri Miller Brown, Jeff and Joel Brown, Eric and Tim Brown, Russ Griffith, Paula White, Mike O'Malley, Kathy O'Malley Moore, Micki O'Malley and Cyndi O'Malley Curtis; 15 great grandchildren; one great great grandchild; and two brothers, Melvin Lee of Apache and Hal Lee of Pocasset.

Burial was in Fairview cemetery under direction of Crew's Funeral Home.

In Honor of Amanda Lee Brown
written by nephew Rev. H. Cletis Lee

She Made Life Worth Living

She made life worth living, filling life with fun;
Getting twin brothers to watch when she was only one;
Though they got most of the attention, victory she found;
Learning through the conflicts that ambition could abound;
Though she had a battle when both twins picked on her.
She was an overcomer and goodwill to others she could transfer.
Living with a large family was her challenge, life to improve;
Developing traits and talents which no one could disapprove;
Yet, one thing she learned she could not do as a young bride,
Cutting up a chicken was too much though she tried.
Her marriage with Howard resulted in six bundles of pride;
Three sons and three daughters for her to support and guide;
Making clothes and costumes for each child, careful with each stitch;
But when correcting was needed, she quickly found a switch;
Until the day the chase was interrupted by the family dog;
Then the action moved inside with a different dialogue;
She was always supportive in school and sports events;
Being an encourager and her pride was truly evidenced.
She made life worth living with garden, crafts and cheer;
Always thinking of others, presenting gifts with love sincere;
Providing canned food in abundance and even hominy and ketchup made;
Making quilts and stuffed animals and still time for lemonade;
Though she had eleven brothers and sisters with children of their own;
And family reunions could easily create one big disaster zone;
Yet all nieces and nephews always had a welcome in her home;
Included in those special ones were the nieces and nephews of her spouse;
All were part of the excitement of the games and water fights;
Each child being important, receiving ice cream or other delights;
She enjoyed playing '42' in dominoes with family and friends;
Spicing life with competition and good humor with colorful blends.
She made life worth living even in her days of gloom;
Being gracious and kind to those entering her room;
Thankful for special phone calls, giving some light;
Praising Sarah, Melva and all who came day or night.
She made life worth living, sharing the joys of the Lord;
Teaching those who lived around her to live by God's Holy Word;
So, sorrow not as those who have no hope in view,
For her faith was in God and has eternal life anew.

Family links: 
  William Samuel Lee (1863 - 1939)
  Rose Allie Champion Lee (1875 - 1956)
  Howard Russell Brown (1905 - 1988)
  Olga Lee (1891 - 1908)**
  Jeffie Y Lee Couch (1893 - 1969)**
  Abbie Gail Lee Atkinson (1895 - 1975)**
  Joseph Ulask Lee (1897 - 1897)**
  William Earl Lee (1898 - 1978)**
  Robert Boyd Lee (1901 - 1965)**
  Corene Lee Michener (1906 - 1987)*
  Allean Lee (1907 - 1997)*
  Hal Thurston Lee (1909 - 2002)*
  Cassie Lou Lee Bynum (1910 - 1997)*
  Abiggie Rufus Lee (1911 - 1994)*
  Claudie Lee (1913 - 1914)*
  Amanda Virginia Lee Brown (1915 - 1998)
  Melvin Lee (1916 - 2000)*
  Elvin Lee (1916 - 1995)*
*Calculated relationship
Fairview Cemetery
Caddo County
Oklahoma, USA
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