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Thomas La Rue Brown

Memorial for Thomas La Rue Brown

Born in Austin, Texas on Dec. 26, 1920
Departed on Apr. 10, 2009 and resided in Austin, TX.
Visitation: Friday, Apr. 17, 2009
09:00 am - 9:00 pm
Service: Saturday, Apr. 18, 2009
11:00 am
Cemetery: Oakwood Cemetery
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Thomas La Rue Brown was the first born to Ellen Mae Mac Carther-Brown and Killie Stowe Brown Jr. on December 26, 1920. The leader of our nation was the 28th United States President Woodrow Wilson. He was born in one of the oldest sub-divisions of Austin, Clarksville (West Austin). He professed a hope in Christ at an early age with the Sweet Home Baptist Church (West Austin) under the pastorage of Rev. L.J. Griffin.

He attended public schools; Clarksville Elementary, Ollie Street and the People's College. Tom as he was affectionately called later serve his country in World War II in Spokane, WA. As Private First-Class. After returning home he met and married the love of his life Mable Marie Limuel November 3, 1947. They were married for 41 years; she preceded him in death May 1988. To this union five adorable children were born two of them preceded him in death.

Being the oldest child, everything that he was able to do he shared with his loving family. He is preceded in death by his parents, and six siblings (nicknames), Eugene Harold (Bubba), Dorothy Mae (Dot), Josephine Ellen (Jo), Mamie Lucille (Mamie), Lillian Joyce (Plookie) and Ruth Eleanor (Ruthie).

He was employed with the Greyhound Bus Company for 42 years, there he found such friends as; Frank Rucker, Billy Ray Todd, Boswell, L.C. Hancock "Shorty", "Bulley" Hodges, Julius Roberson, Spencer Bunton, Morris Clark, Eugene Peterson, Scott, Upshaw and many others. Other families and jobs that enjoyed his work & honesty were the Amocost, Dr. Charles Bailey and Comal Cotton Fabric Store. He was personal chauffer for the Famous Movie Star Mrs. R. L. Slaughter of Tarrytown.

In later years he moved his membership with the Ulit Avenue Missionary Baptist Church under the leadership of Rev. Smith and Rev. O.S. Davis. Many sunny days you could find him sitting on the porch, and when the members needed to utilize the church, he would have the key ready and waiting.

Tom was excellent with his hands to name a few fishing, culinary cuisine, picking of pecans, carpentry and auto mechanic. His family lacked for nothing, living with Tom was the best. He loved family, on numerous days you would find him taking his mother to "Big Bear's Grocery Store" [now ACC campus] west Austin or visiting his siblings just dropping by and checking on their families. He welcomed many family members in his home. When his sister-n-law Ima Lee Limuel had passed, he and his wife took in her kids and raised them as his own.

During his illness his children and grandchildren were always their to lend a helping hand and to assist him in whatever way that was needed. On "Good Friday," April 10, 2009 at 8:45 p.m. in the Veterans Administration Hospice Unit in Temple, Texas, Tom answered the call and made his transition from earth to glory. This being his favorite weekend "Easter," he is now absence from this old body and now present with the Lord. All praises be to God our Father! His dependable three children were right by his bedside during this heavenly transition.

He leaves to cherish his memory and legacy three faithful children; Thomas Erwin Brown (Alice), Jocelyn Marie Brown-Taylor, Kenneth LaRue Brown all of Austin, grandchildren: Kurie Thomas Brown (Nicki), Victor Powell Brown, David Kenny Leon McIntosh, Clarence Howard McIntosh Jr. (Stacy), Tarence Elliot McIntosh, Johnathan Len Brown (Atlanta, GA) Jennifer Marie Taylor, Mark Douglas Taylor Jr., Britne' La Rue Brown, Great-Grandchildren: Janae, Justin, Jaylin Freeman-McIntosh, Yamni McIntosh, Khianne Brown, Pauline Steward-Brown (sister-n-law), George Baylor (brother-n-law), Rev. James Limuel (brother-n-law), Emanuel Limuel Sr.(Beulah) (brother-n-law), Ardell Nelson (Mary) (brother-n-law), Shannon Jones(extended family) and many, many close relatives and friends.

Services entrusted to A Life Celebration by Franklin, Taylor, Texas.

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