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Rosetta  Brown

Memorial for Rosetta Brown

Born in Luling, Texas on May 13, 1915
Departed on Nov. 16, 2009 and resided in Austin, TX.
Service: Saturday, Nov. 21, 2009
10:00 am
Cemetery: Evergreen Cemetery
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Sis. Rosetta Brown, affectionately known as "Aunt Rose", was born May 13, 1915, in Luling, Texas. She was one of ten children born to the parentage of Frank and Louisa Brown. She was the baby girl. She attended Union Hill Elementary Rural School and Roosevelt High School in Luling, Texas. She received a Bachelor of Science degree from Tillotson College (now Huston-Tillotson University) and a Master's Degree from Prairie View A&M University. She worked as a dietitian at B.D. and O School for seven years in Austin, Texas. She then went to Big Springs, Texas and taught in the high school and the elementary school for twenty-five years.

Rosetta was a member of Ebbon Baptist Church from an early age. She served faithfully in many places throughout the church. She later moved to Austin, Texas, united with the Greater Mount Zion Church and served as an usher and member of the choir for many years. From Austin, she moved to Big Springs, Texas and joined Mt. Bethel Baptist Church. Within this church, she sang in the choir, served as the secretary and assistant superintendent of the Sunday School Department and president of one of the missionary circles.

In 1980, Rosetta retired from teaching school, moved back to Austin and returned to Greater Mt. Zion. She sang in the choir, worked with the BTU, and Womens' Mission Society. In addition, she along with Sis. Ora Hunter served food to numerous bereaved families in the church for over forty years. She also belonged to the East Austin Garden Club for a number of years serving as treasurer and the financial secretary.

Aunt Rose was a very giving lady who lived a very active life. Even beyond the age of ninety, she loved playing card games, doing word searches, watching her favorite soap operas and calling to check on her friends and family. Aunt Rose was an excellent baker and enjoyed preparing cakes, cookies and especially monkey bread.

After a very beautiful and long life, Aunt Rose entered into her eternal rest on Monday, November 16, 2009 in the comfort of her own home. Although she was never married and didn't have children; she served as honorary mother, grandmother and loving friend to many. She will be greatly missed.

Preceding her in death were her mother and father, Frank and Louisa Brown, five brothers: Lonnie Brown, San Antonio, TX, Roosevelt Brown, San Antonio, TX, Walter Brown, Temple, TX, Argusta Brown, Temple, TX, Charlie J. Brown, Temple, TX and four sisters: Lillie Mae Roberts, Luling, TX, Mattie Wilson, Seguin, TX, Maggie Brown, Luling, TX and Beautie Jewel Cassela, Painesville, Ohio.

She leaves to cherish her loving memory loving nieces: Geraldine Spears Williams (Julius) San Antonio, TX, Ruthene Roundtree Francis (Eugene), Corpus Christi, TX, Christine H. Naylor, Lake Harasu City, AZ, Salomi Duffey, San Antonio, TX, Jeanetta Mareland (Ricky), Temple, TX. Nephews: Herbert L. Wilson Jr. (Velma), Austin, TX, Rev. Foster Roberts (Leatrice), Lockhart, TX. Kenneth W. Brown (Caren) San Antonio, TX, Darrell Brown (Candy) Hinesville, GA, Roosevelt Brown, Frank Brown (Beverly), Lee Brown, and Cleveland Brown all of San Antonio, TX. Numerous great-nieces including Adrienne Prentiss, Keller, TX, Kimberly Spears Cobb, Chicago, Il. and Elizabeth Wilson, Round Rock, TX. Great nephews including: Herbert L. Wilson III (Jill), Philadelphia, PA, Kenneth Spears (Ann), South Orange, NJ, Eugene Francis Jr., Dallas, TX, Michael Francis (Rhonda), Round Rock, TX, Charles Francis (Bobbie), Round Rock, TX and a host of more nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. Aunt Rose also had one special daughter, Joyce Bennett, Lockhart, TX who served faithfully as her live-in caregiver over the past several years.

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