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Rev. Richard Cardell (R.C.) Brown

Memorial for Rev. Richard Cardell (R.C.) Brown

Born in Travis County, Texas on Dec. 20, 1923
Departed on May 6, 2010 and resided in Austin, TX.
Visitation: Thursday, May 6, 2010
09:00 am - 7:00 pm
Service: Friday, May 7, 2010
11:00 am
Cemetery: Evergreen Cemetery
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Reverend Richard Cardell Brown was the youngest of ten children born to Robert Henry Brown and Cora Thomas in Manor, Texas on december 20, 1923. His parents and all ten siblings preceded him in death.

He professed a belief in Christ at the age of 9 and in 1932 he was baptized at the Ulit Avenue Baptist Church bty the late Reverend W. M. Webb.

He was united in homy matrimony to the late Selester Washington on August 7, 1940. This union was blessed with three sons and one daughter - Robert Lee Brown, William Henry Brown, Douglas smith Brown and Bridgett A. Barclay. He was preceded in death by his first wife and sons Robert Lee Brown.

In later years he married Ida Mae Brown.

He worked for the City of Austin for twenty-seven years and also worked as a Texas Baptist Volunteer Chaplain for the Prison Ministry.

He was a lifelong member of the Ulit Avenue Baptist Church and obtained his license to preach on November 25, 1973. He received a Certificate of Ordination on March 5, 1976. In 1978 he was called to pastor the Sweet Hill Missionary Baptist Church in Upton, Texas where he served faithfully for twenty-eight years. After retirement he later returned to his home church - Ulit Avenue Baptist Church where he served faithfully until his health began to fail.

He received a diploma in Pastoral Ministries and Biblical Studies from the Southern Baptist Convention in 1998. He was awarded an Honorary Doctorate of Theology from the Concordia University. He loved to help people and was a volunteer at the Conley Guerrero Senior Activity Center. He was also a member of the Baptist Minister's Union.

On Friday, April 30, 2010 he departed this life. He leaves to cherish fond memories his wife mrs. Ida Mae Brown; sons William Henry Brown and Douglas Smith Brown (Patricia); daughter Bridgett A. Barclay (Anthony); eight grandchildren; four great grandchildren and a host of nieces, nephews who lovingly called him Uncle R.C. and Uncle Kid; family members, friends and fellow brethren in the Ministry.

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